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The Waterfront Cafe

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U 1 2 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 2211
07:30 - 22:00
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a brunch at the Waterfront and enjoyed the view, the food and the great service. The food was fresh, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff in taking our food orders. They were busy but the wait for food was quite short and we were well stocked for coffees as we sat there chatting.

Thank 554tanyaf
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I popped in for coffee on a Saturday and then Coffee and a breakfast on Sunday. The place was packed but we found a table. The service was excellent and the breakfast was worth coming back for another visit. Well worth a visit.

Thank Greg R
Bathurst, Australia
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great place to have a meal, the location if fantastic. The menu has interesting dishes, not just burgers and fish and chips. The service is efficient and friendly. The cafe is very popular but you can always find a table. Highly recommended.

Thank Pauline2795
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service with minimal waiting time between ordering and meal served. Bacon and poached eggs done to perfection and wonderful water view.

Thank Susan B
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambiance was not great but the views are brilliant. My partner had a brisket burger with chips and I had a flathead Indian curry. The brisket was fabulous but the burger itself was difficult to eat as it was messy with liquid running down his arms which needed mopping up constantly. He also had a fresh juice which was very... More 

Thank kaye w
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i am not a fan of pasta with creamy white sauce however i had to settle for it when they ran out of red sauce from the menu. i had to settle for 'todays special' which is spag in creamy white with basil and tomato. and i didn't regret my decision. that pasta was cooked to perfection and the sauce... More 

Thank bubble gaming g
Townsville, Australia
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we often do we had coffee and sweets. The coffee is Vittoria and was nicely made. I really enjoyed my cappuccino and raw sugar was available which was great. Our cake was a dark chocolate with a milk chocolate pannacotta and salted cream and I thought it was delicious whilst Karen thought it a bit too dense which was... More 

Thank Les T
The Rock, Australia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very scenic relaxed location by the lake with great food for breakfast. An added bonus is that it is dog friendly

Thank marklea31384
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously has a large following or breakfast. Enjoyed the breakfast though found $4.00 for extra two halves of tomato a little excessive. No more expensive than the norm though. Staff pleasant.

Thank Jimmy5457
Melbourne, Australia
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a coffee and snack - but very good.....fairly standard range of food but well executed....coffee most acceptable. Our party of four were well satisfied....as were all the other customers in this busy establishment.

Thank Leem1948

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 2 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 2211
Award winning breakfasts, idyllic location!

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