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Cafe saffron

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56 Magellan St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 8807
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our first visit to Cafe Saffron. Pleasantly surprised by such great tasting Indian food, not too spicy and oily, exactly the way we wanted like home cooked meals. The Butter Naan & Cheese Spinach naan is 'out of the world'. Was very popular with the kids, so ended up taking few away for later. Always looking for good... More 

Thank Budgeee
Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I love coming to northern nsw just so I can eat here, I am a mad lover of Indian food and there are too many restaurants who call themselves Indian who do not cook authentic food. When dining here you get the real deal. Delicious naan and tandoor oven cooked in a tandoor. I have tried many dishes and they... More 

Thank tracy d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I frequent saffron in Lismore and we are always pleased with the food. Staff are friendly and willing to help. Prices are reasonable. Food tastes fresh. Always a good meal.

Thank Luke O
Lennox Head, Australia
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676 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe Saffron is a medium sized establishment with well spaced tables, attentive service, clean rest rooms and serves Indian food either for dining in or takeaway. As I was dining with someone not acquainted with Indian or spicy food we shared a 'medium' lamb korma and a mango chicken with tandoori roti, mango chutney and raita. The curries were flavoursome,... More 

Thank TravellerFaye
Sydney, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

First of all there was only the Mumtaj (my favorite when the owner is running the joint). Then Cafe Saffron arrived with its up market decor and now there is a third Indian - the Flavour of India on Keene Street (I have yet to try this place)! Cafe Saffron is OK but I still prefer the Mumtaj when the... More 

Thank David B
New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ordered vegetarian options, very tired looking meal that looked as though it had been cooked quite some time before.

Thank brewerjen
Parwinder S, Owner at Cafe saffron, responded to this review

HI Brewerjen, thanks for your review, but still sorry to hear that meal was ordinary. just letting you know that we have vegetarian selection in entree and mains. We have 14 vegetarian curries including dalh to chose from and we cook specials every week out of menu. please advice me what you had so i can further discuss it with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Everytime I order Indian from this restaurant, I'm always amazed at how amazing it tastes. The waitress always recommends something to us, and we always get it, along with our staple favourite Paneer Butter Masala. Best onion bhajis ever! One of the best I have tried since visiting India. Will always be my favourite place to go when I want... More 

Thank Amy M
Ballina, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Bought a large takeaway order & had to travel half hour home before we ate. All was very nice and family enjoyed. Be good to eat in restaurant & have it served immediately . Do plan to go back again & do this.

1 Thank shazbone
Alstonville, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had very bad 'stomach issues' after dining at this restaurant. I will never eat there again. Nice décor but that's about it.

Thank Beryleye
cafesaffrongrafton2, Owner at Cafe saffron, responded to this review

Hi Berylene I am sorry to hear that. we have been trading since 2012 and since then we never received any such complaint. But I am really sorry that happened to you. At saffron we always use fresh ingredients and high quality of meat, spices and vegetables. Can you please email me on clubsaffron@gmail.com What did you eat and what... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here for dinner while staying overnight. Superb value for money as the portions were quite generous and the quality of the food was excellent also. I was both surprised and impressed and would recommend it .

Thank Foodieguru27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$39
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Magellan St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 8807
Hello, welcome to Cafe Saffron. we trust that you will enjoy a truly unique and distinctive dining experience with the true taste of Authentic Indian Cuisine. You will also enjoy are wide range of Alcohol which goes perfectly with Indian food, especially Kingfisher the Indian Beer and our house wine.

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