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Cafe Balaena

7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
07 4125 4799
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Urangan
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Ate at Balaena on a busy Saturday night, with a trio playing quietly in the background. Hervey Bay Scallops in their half shells were magnificent. The Calimari with Wasabi Mayonnaise had a little too little Wasabi in the mayonnaise for our taste, but the calamari was beautiful - very tender. Garlic prawns with saffron rice were great - lovely fresh... More

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Have had Breakfast here a few times. Service is a little average but not complain-able. Food was beautiful and fresh. Certainly do not go if on a budget. A little expensive especially for a Brekky. Will definitely keep going back.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had breakfast and coffee here on our last day in Hervey Bay. Service was good and our meals were served promptly. Really nice big breakfast, lots of food - bacon, eggs, sausage, steak tomato and toast. Bacon was crispy and not greasy. Decent coffee and free wifi available too. We would go back.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had 2 very good meals here. The Full Queenslander was especially good. Good service. It was the busiest place in the area which says something

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Brisbane
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and on the first night of our holiday it was fully booked. We then made a booking for two for the next night and anticipated a wonderful evening. They were very busy - full again - and we arrived on time and ordered within the first 5 minutes. However, we waited over an hour... More

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Boyne Island, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice atmosphere for a breakfast and coffee, overlooking the marina. Service was friendly and fairly quick. Best coffee I had all day.

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Southport, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful tasty , fresh food . Great service , big breakfasts and open early . Great coffee too. Very busy on a Saturday night , get in early or you will have to join the line up , they try hard . Great live music while dinning at night .

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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great selection of cuisine. Perfect setting overlooking the Boat Harbour. Attentive personal service. Desserts are irresistible! Reasonable prices. A very popular eatery.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our 2nd visit. First one was a little disappointing as I got bones in my fish (not acceptable) & the seafood chowder was off the menu for the day.Next visit was better, staff very friendly although very slow with the service.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Extremely popular venue on the marina of whale watching tours.Perfect for lunch one overcast Saturday as we finished our tour and felt cold. Huge serving of seafood chowder was outstanding- a wide variety of seafood succulent in a wonderful broth. One of the best we've had worldwide. Large servings of food served by friendly staff. Cafe packed- not really easy... More

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