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“Simple tasty food good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe 153

Cafe 153
Ranked #14 of 30 Restaurants in Apollo Bay
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Geelong, Australia
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“Simple tasty food good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Sometimes when I am traveling I want some good quality food without the huge price. This is quite often hard to find as every place we went to was same old take away food as per normal. We found the location easy to get to and we found the food just a little different and better quality than the normal many takeaways down the road. Of course you can dine in. Good quality food, coffee and service at what we thought was a great price. Go for a Focaccia. YUM

  • Visited April 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

great to relax on the sidewalk and watch life pass by as you enjoy a very good breakfast!

Visited March 2012
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Thank DavidNor
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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Very ordinary!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Visited Apollo Bay last week and dined out each night. This was the worst meal we had easily!! I ordered the Moroccan seafood pot which sounded great and was obviously popular with other diners but what i got was a bowl full of a tomato type soup with what tasted like packaged spices. In the bowl was a small crab that lacked meat, its legs were soft and mushy. I got two medium sized prawns, small amount of fish some nice mussels and two scollops. At $30 this was not good value. However my wife ordered the Duck Risotto, and hers was really poor! The rice was "glug" and she said it tasted like it had been reheated. She got 6 thin slices of duck and the plate was full of slices of candied orange (one or two for taste we could understand). When the waitress collected the plates she noticed the amount of "food" still on my wifes plate and asked how we liked the meal. I told her that we didn't like it and what was wrong with it in a nice way! Staff (i think they were 3 backpackers) made no effort to address our opinions. It was a very amateurish performance. Why ask if a meal was ok if you have no intention of doing anything, if it was not ok!! We got better service and food at Chill@the bay and at Casalingo.

  • Visited March 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

We both had steak (one medium-rare and the other well done) cooked to perfection. Lovely fresh veg and for sweet ......an affogato to die for. This meal was one of the best we had in four weeks of travelling around (including a week in Melbourne).

Visited February 2012
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Thank Kevin S
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“Illy coffee...yum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

$10.60 for 2 large coffees is a bit steep even if this is Illy. Tastes great but can't help but feel a little ripped off. We didn't eat here but plenty of punters were eating no none seemed unhappy. Portions looked BIG and it seemed well priced. Which is what makes the coffee seem so odd.

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