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The Modern Grocer

3 Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“beans” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Has The Modern Grocer changed owners I wonder. Service and food is very variable these days; not up to the standard of recent years.

Thank mbahgirl
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely people serving great food. It’s very quaint and charming and feels like you are eating nice healthy food from the local area.

Thank ShannonHarvey
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast beans I may ever have had. Plus the coffee is great. The star however was the almond croissant which tasted fresh, light and airy. Great decision to stop on the way to Mt Warning! Will be back.

Jo N, Owner at The Modern Grocer, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Those croissants are just wonderful, i have to stop myself eating one each day!!! Look forward to seeing you soon. Jo

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Service was slow and the coffee cups were disgusting. Someone needs to tell them that the outside of the cup needs a wash too. I don't normally give bad reviews but I was appalled by the state of the coffee cups for a cafe that...More

Thank lulu s
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The coffee was very good as was the pastry. The service was excellent. Max took great care of me from making the coffee to recommending which cake to choose, supplying me with water and generally adding to the whole experience by making me feel like...More

Thank fotorina
Jo N, Owner at The Modern Grocer, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

That is such wonderful feedback, thank you. I will surely pass this on to Max and the rest of the crew. I am glad you enjoyed your time at The Modern Grocer.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Super staff, coffee to die for, they have everything to fill a picnic basket to the brim, and the place seems to be a cultural cornerstone for Murwillumbah to boot! Highly recommend it.

Thank dinterklaas
Jo N, Owner at The Modern Grocer, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am truly pleased you had a wonderful time at The modern grocer. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed 16 August 2017

i ordered a big Breakfast..... it should be called a not so big breakfast.... the waitress said it includes spinach... well they left it out... its over priced for what it is... never going back ! im gonna stick going to the dragon cafe.... better...More

Thank psalm232015
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cold Wednesday Morning, caffeine deprived and hungry. Snap, here is Murwillumbah is this glamorous litlle/big cafe witht eh most amazing big breakfast I have experienced for a very long time. Caffeine kicked in and world saved, food amazing and no one got hurt that morning....More

Thank Harold Thomas V
Jo N, Owner at The Modern Grocer, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks Harold for your positive feedback, I will ensure that it gets passed on to our staff tomorrow. Have a great night. Look forward to seeing you soon. Jo

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Had Brunch here Sunday morning, nice atmosphere and decor, lovely food with big portions, not cheap but good nonetheless.

Thank Cassnu
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on here we were really expecting a lovely Sunday Breakfast, but what we go was far from that. We had a long wait (we ended up asking how much longer as we were going to be late for a meeting) and...More

Thank Michelle M
Jo N, Owner at The Modern Grocer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Good Evening Michelle, Thank you for your feedback about my cafe. We monitor all our feedback from all sources, and when we get great feedback we pat ourselves on the back, and look at improving even more to make the experience even better for the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Murwillumbah
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