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Cafe Balaena

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Vegetarian, Australian
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7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
61741254799
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Description: What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina...
What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very friendly, very nice food

We had 1 dinner and 2 brunches during our 5 day stay and the friendly service and great food made it an easy choice. The menu is well thought out and provides diners with the clean fresh tastes of the local produce. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food service was a little slow when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Saggital
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the opportunity to eat here on more than one occasion.. great food, reasonably priced and the staff were great

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Thank sineadr2004
Brisbane, Australia
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had 1 dinner and 2 brunches during our 5 day stay and the friendly service and great food made it an easy choice. The menu is well thought out and provides diners with the clean fresh tastes of the local produce. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food service was a little slow when the cafe was... More 

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Thank Saggital
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

asked for a takeaway at 11am to be told breakfast finished at 10:45 and no lunch menu until later no alternative offered just told NOTHING AVAILABLE wont ask again LOST US

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Thank Sherrie T
Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit while exploring the Marina. Great service, great food, awesome views overlooking the Hervey Bay Marina.

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Thank gloves1
mooloolaba
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a fairly pleasant meal the evening before we decided to have breakfast there before leaving. Well what a difference. I understand that as a public holiday you have fewer staff members on but when charging 15% surcharge any service would have been great! My husband ordered eggs beni with ham - eggs cooked in egg poacher and sauce... More 

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Thank pottie-62
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big thumbs up for the staff. Keep up being pleasant. It makes you want to return. Have only had coffees from here. Yet to taste the food.

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Thank Chrishol1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok, but got what we had it was quite expensive. Also no real change of having a conversation as the music was to loud, and after repeated request it just kept creeping up again. Good staff, but the owner is a bit over bearing.

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Thank Andrew H
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little spot. Restaurant was a bit crowded with tables jammed pretty close together. The food was fine, nothing to write home about though. Good atmosphere, live music was a nice touch. Give it a try ✌

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Thank Sar B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food quality although limited menu choices. We had diners and lunch at this restaurant a few times during our stay in Hervey Bay but was never disappointed. Even room service was prompt and courteous.

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Thank sam1804
Moss Vale, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast here twice and if it's location you're after then look no further. This cafe is situated right at the marina and there is a view from every table. The service is good and the food was nice but if you like a decent cup of coffee I would suggest you go elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: 61741254799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?