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€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 3307
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (17 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:30 Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had quite a few meal here over the last few years, always been excellent, but the last three times hasn't been the same. Don't know if under new management or not but staff and food is not as good. Club sandwiches no where near previous...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably 2and a half stars really, but giving the benefit of the doubt. Haven’t been here for a while. Perhaps my memory is playing tricks but it’s not as good as it used to be. Still comfortable, still pleasant staff but the food was below...More

Thank russAustralia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a relaxed place to eat. Staff were pleasant. The menu was large, there is something for any time of day. It did get quite noisy and there was not too much atmosphere. I visited twice on my trip. When it was busy I...More

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and got the day's special. Pan fried blue eye on a lemon and chilli seafood risotto. I had to send it back as the fish was not cooked through. It was remedied quickly and without any fuss. The food was nice and...More

Thank Teleost
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped by to have a drink and kill time. Why has no one thought of turning Nutella into a hot drink before? Amazing. I didn't have anything to eat but it was a lovely spot to sit and my waitress was friendly.

Thank anna-feliz91
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Has been here a number of years now and a firm favourite with locals. Diverse menu of salads, pasta, pizzas with good selection of local wines, beer and cider. Friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Johnschier
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The lunch menu ranged from all day breakfast, pizza, vegetarian lasagne to sea food. The service staff were helpful and the service was prompt. The only downside for me was the noise level - I found it difficult to hear people at our table.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We had lunch with my family and have to say we were a little underwhelmed with the main meal, it was mainly all rocket leaves and not enough of the main ordered, considering you pay top dollar, we felt it to be very overpriced and...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My friend & I booked here for lunch after receiving a voucher for 1 free main when another is purchased of equal or lesser value. We both had not been here for many years due to previous bad experiences. We both ordered salads for lunch...More

1  Thank Tamara-Lee B
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Called in to Elaia for brunch/ early lunch with my family. The Eggs Benedict were cooked well with a tasty Hollandaise Sauce. The Chorizo / Haloumi poached eggs were also very good. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank DaveFromDevonport
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$130
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 3307
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