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One on LaBalsa

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1 Harbour Pde, Buddina, Queensland 4575, Australia
+61 7 5444 6444
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Tue - Sun 06:30 - 15:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been wanting to dine at One on LaBalsa for ages but never took the opportunity. Finally we were able to attend this cute corner cafe. Breakfast of coffee and bruschetta with smashed avocado was beautiful! Great venue with lovely views across the marina. Great service and an incredible array of food. Will definitely return.

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Thank Michelle S
Buderim, Australia
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189 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

After a walk around the Point, the cafe was a great spot for coffee and a pastry. Overlooking the river and boats the staff also accommodate dog owners by delivering coffee to the park across the road.

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Thank Jackie W
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Great atmosphere and good coffee. The scrambled eggs were good. Enjoyed the evergreen juice. Surprisingly the 1 year old liked the green juice as well.

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Thank Chriskilian
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to our cafe. Love green juices. More 

Australia NSW
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Found this hidden gem - great food and prices - service was awesome and there's seating inside and out - staff were friendly and efficient - we came for brekky which is served all day - would definitely recommend and will be back if ever in this area again - thoroughly enjoyed

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Thank theaussies2010
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, would love to see you again in the future if you are in the area. More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Being both a local and a regular, but not having been for lunch since the change of menu (breakfast last week beautiful as usual!) we thought we would try it today. Previously my favourite lunchtime meal was the chicken and pumpkin salad, but disappointed to see this has now gone. The only salad choices on a lovely warm day were... More 

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Thank gkjac0b
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are currently working on an updated menu which will have salads without coriander. More 

Golden Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We always loved coming here but of late the standard has dropped. Maybe it's the new menu or new chef but now lunch is like you get from anywhere else and as for breakfast it is a shadow of its former past. The presentation is more like you get from an RSL than the great cafe is use to be.

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2 Thank Gregchar
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I come here with my Lovely daughter every week, nice spot. Friendly staff, good coffee. Nice view....Tasty food. Walk up to the lighthouse , awesome

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Thank Craig G
Gold Coast
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

As 2 adults we shared fish and chips with a salad, passionfruit cheesecake along with a flat white and peanut milkshake. The salad with the fish and chips was great, very tasty. The fish and chips were very good with three small pieces of fish and a good amount of well cooked chips. It was all packed in easy to... More 

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Thank henri123
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. I'm glad you enjoyed your fish and chip by the river, such a lovely spot for lunch. More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have frequently attended this little gem on the river. I have never been disappointed weather we are eating breakfast or lunch. The serves are plentiful and delicious I would and do recommend One on LaBalsa to everyone that's lives and visits the region.

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Thank Michele C
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for recommending our cafe. More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great coffee shop with a view of the water. The cafe is elevated and therefore catches a little of the cool breeze.

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Thank JBTB_12
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 15:00
Thursday
06:30 - 15:00
Friday
06:30 - 15:00
Saturday
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harbour Pde, Buddina, Queensland 4575, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Buddina
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5444 6444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?