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Cafe Balaena

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7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
07 4125 4799
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 205
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    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Nice tasty dinner, generous portions and friendly environment. Huge selection of food and a good range of wine list. Lovely place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Tony A
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Rockhampton, Australia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This place does have an awesome location and great potential. Loving a relaxing time and good meal on a marina, we stopped there for lunch. However, good or bad day, the service proved extremely slow - and sometimes not interested in customers even if the place was far from busy. The food is very average (cakes feel like just been... More 

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Ubud
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great decor/ambiance, friendly efficient service, good value meals, nice seafood (those Hervey Bay scallops!). Always open. Right on the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Nice tasty dinner, generous portions and friendly environment. Huge selection of food and a good range of wine list. Lovely place.

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Rockhampton, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great service, the food quality is fantastic and the coffee is the right up there with the best. You definitely get what you pay for - Perfection !! We will be back there again in mid June

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

After a couple of weeks on a yacht, the first you need is a shower. The second is BREAKFAST! My steak sandwich was not only excellent but massive! I enjoyed every bite. Washed down with a good coffee and with a view over the marina this made this salty sea dog very happy. The next day I had eggs on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This restaurant has the best service and food ive ever had in all my 20 years at hervey bay AAA+++ We were all impressed i would recommend it to anyone 😊

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Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had dessert and coffee here quite a few times. Desserts are not homeade, but still good. Great view.

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a wonderful seafood meal in this restaurant. Close to our hotel (Mantra). Great location on the boardwalk near Marina. Staff friendly and efficient. Worth a visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The best eggs benedict I've had in a while. So tasty. So filling. Staff super lovely and so accommodating!

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have eaten at this place fairly regularly over the years. I bought a table of 7 to this place recently for lunch during the Easter school holidays. I then followed up the same week to take my mother for lunch because I had promised her I would take her. Prior to these two visits I bought a work colleague... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: 07 4125 4799

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children

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