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Walter's River Cafe

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Off Burke Drive or Honour Avenue | Point Walter Reserve, Bicton, Melville, Western Australia 6157, Australia
08 9330 9330
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location, fantastic views, average food

You can't beat the location on a lovely sunny day however I was very disappointed with the food. We had the steak sandwich which at $19 was a reasonable price. Sadly it was very sparse on filling and the bread was so hard my palate is still ripped from biting into it. Such a shame. The chips on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
Aljatojo
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Perth, Australia
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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Gorgeous sunny autumn day. Water was sparkling & families were enjoying the appealing grassy riverside area. Just setting the scene - We first checked the Cafe's menu, near the front door, as we fancied some wedges with sour cream and sweet chili sauce but that wasn't on their menu. We went off to do some more exploring - but ended... More 

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Rome, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Reading the last reviews I was surprised because not many of them are really positive. Honestly is one of my favourite place in Perth. Such a great location! Had breakfast and Tapas dinner here more than once and I never got disappointed! Lovely selection of cakes and the cappuccino is superb!

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East Sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was treated to breakfast here as one of a party of six. I couldn't really fault the place: made to feel welcome, decent food & good service. Great location too. I'd recommend it to anyone. We ate in the café itself rather than using the takeaway kiosk next door.

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Sunday the 8/3/15 app 2pm I entered the kiosk to purchase 2 burgers, 2 chips and 2 shakes. I was hit up for $43, a bitter pill I decided to swallow. App 3-5 mins into the order, seeing we were sitting on the grass I asked the young barista that served me if I could get the burgers cut in... More 

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Perth West Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

After reading some of the negative reviews I was a little apprehensive about going to breakfast here this morning. But I Need not have worried as the service was good, the food was plentiful and of good quality. It was busy today as there was a cycle event on as well so I thought we were in for a wait... More 

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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

99% of the time I don't bother to place negative comments on Trip Advisor. My focus is on sharing positive thoughts and recommendations to give back to those who have provided good service. So this means me bothering to write this = it was really bad more than twice! I'm in this area a lot & kept going back hoping... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had lunch for four, all the food was excellent, I had the Pear and Haloumi salad with the largest chunks of Haloumi I have ever had. The Salmon was simply superb, fries were also great. The fries were also appreciated by a real "La Gazza Ladra" who flew right in under the awning and helped itself to a large... More 

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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You can't beat the location on a lovely sunny day however I was very disappointed with the food. We had the steak sandwich which at $19 was a reasonable price. Sadly it was very sparse on filling and the bread was so hard my palate is still ripped from biting into it. Such a shame. The chips on the other... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

the River Cafe has a great location on the banks of the Swan; the quality of the food is very good but the front of house delivery compromises the enjoyable dining experience with underresourced staff and an inability to correctly record an order.

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Perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Since we had our wonderful wedding reception at Walter's Café, it was an appropriate place to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. But reading some of the realty negative reviews we had some concerns. We needn't have worried - this Perth riverfront institution was as good as ever. We went for lunch on Queen's Birthday and were notified before we booked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Off Burke Drive or Honour Avenue | Point Walter Reserve, Bicton, Melville, Western Australia 6157, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Melville  >  Bicton
  • Phone Number: 08 9330 9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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