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Cafe Clarence

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Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Description: This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced...
This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced meals in a setting on the banks of the Clarence River. It is right beside the Pacific Highway and is an excellent break point for those driving the Sydney-Brisbane highway. We have eaten there twice in the past week and were most impressed. We think it should be better known, especially as the service is especially friendly.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for a coffee stop

We often stop in Ulamarra and have a coffee on our way to Byron Bay. In previous years we have gone to a neighbouring coffee shop but this time we spotted a new sign at the Riverside Hotel. What a find. Great coffee and nice little snacks right on the riverside. Fabulous location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
BalmainKat
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Sydney
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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We often stop in Ulamarra and have a coffee on our way to Byron Bay. In previous years we have gone to a neighbouring coffee shop but this time we spotted a new sign at the Riverside Hotel. What a find. Great coffee and nice little snacks right on the riverside. Fabulous location.

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped here by chance...what a beautiful spot. Big garden by the river...lovely views and great food. Highly recommended!

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sydney
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have been stopping off at this cafe for a few years on our way to and from Queensland. The cafe has tasty, quick meals and excellent coffee overlooking the Clarence river. Great place for kids to run around with clean facilities. We now plan our driving around a stop there.

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Ipswich, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

the coffee was great, friendly staff, the menu looked amazing have their own chef, the little community of Ulmarra should be proud

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very good, menu look appealing, but couldn't stay to enjoy. I will get another next time I stay at Old Kent Road Apartments

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Sydney, Australia
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163 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A terrific spot located at the back of the historic Ulmarra hotel, right on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. There are picnic tables, plenty of shade and heaps of space for kids to play. You can eat your meal perched on the riverbank or in-doors out of the elements ... or other places in between. Even dogs are... More 

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Newcastle
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I discovered this gem of a cafe, at the back of the charming Ulmarra pub, a year ago when driving back from Brisbane to Newcastle along the coastal highway. I was charmed then by the tranquil riverside location, multitude of comically courageous water dragons in the garden and the quality of the food. On that occasion I had the best... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What a spot to stop on the long drive North - lovely old pub on the river bank of the Clarence just up the road, from Grafton on the Pacific Highway. The big grassy garden with shady trees and large picnic tables are perfect for respite. Good coffee, good hamburgers, and pleasant service, make this place worth your while.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A nice view of the river, soft grass for kids or dogs torun around on and water dragons that come right up to your table. A really nice little relaxing spot just off the freeway. Pretty decent scones and Toby Estate coffee.

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Grafton, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The food is good, the price is not too bad the service is friendly and reasonably efficient and best of all the position is fabulous, particularly on a nice day when you can get a garden table overlooking the Clarence River. BUT the fact that management allow people with dogs to dine in the garden area really lets the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ulmarra

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced meals in a setting on the banks of the Clarence River. It is right beside the Pacific Highway and is an excellent break point for those driving the Sydney-Brisbane highway. We have eaten there twice in the past week and were most impressed. We think it should be better known, especially as the service is especially friendly.

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