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Basin Cafe

Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 6163315222
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch, had the Salmon, delicious cook beautifully,wine great waiters very friendly prompt with food Recommend, great walk surrounds

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 23 September 2018

It's been almost 12 months since we last visited The Basin Cafe. So being a lovely day we did and enjoyed our meals. I had the most delicious ham quiche, a huge slice with a lovely green salad. My husband the pork belly he thoroughly...More

Thank Glenda441020
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This place is ok. It’s pretty overpriced and my partner’s teacup had a lovely lipstick mark smeared all over it. We quite enjoyed the food, though my chai latte was lukewarm and drinkable from the outset. The wait staff were hit and miss, not a...More

Thank BlytheWood
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This lovely cafe was a pleasant addition to our day at Cataract Gorge. My 19 year old son loved the poached eggs on toast. Said the best ever, and he eats poached eggs a lot! I had the vegetarian breakfast which was delicious. Not a...More

Thank frannyg1962
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

If you like nothing but good coffee, then this is definitely nothing like good coffee. Lukewarm, weak and way overpriced, this cafe has taken dreadful to new heights. Find a takeaway coffee place nearby, and bring your own!

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The score for this cafe is based on the service. For at least the 2nd time in the last 12 months or so I’ve turned up to this cafe holding a shop-a-docket offer and attempted to make use of it (the Woolworths supermarkets in Launceston...More

1  Thank OverSiteSeer
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We never have high hopes for cafes in tourist attractions but the Basin Cafe exceeded all expectations. A delicious breakfast for all 6 of us today and decent coffee to boot. Highlights were the pancakes and baked eggs. Matched with friendly and efficient service. Also...More

Thank teambloopy
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Gorge and wave to happy tourists on the chairlift while tucking into a filling meal. Call ahead and reserve a table by the window. And parking at the Gorge is the cheapest in launceston so you will have ample...More

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very basic food and not great coffee however the peacocks were a welcome distraction the choice of meals not really very inspiring but I guess it is only a cafe and not expensive.

Thank 232anon232
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I had a recommendation about this place. The view is simply spectacular. The service slow, inept and rude. The food very average to poor in presentation and taste. Very overpriced. My mother and her friend ordered chicken noodle soup, they found it difficult to eat...More

Thank charmaine_chugg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 6163315222
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Casual Cafe Dining in World Class Surrounds Located on the West Launceston side of the Cataract Gorge Reserve Grounds, near the Main Station Chairlift. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea
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