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Cafe Clarence

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Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
02-6644-5305
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch
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
Great Location

Located on the banks of the Clarence River the cafe is part of the Ulmara Hotel. As soon as you drive down Coldstream Road you are stepping back in time with the tonship having en established in the 1800's. We share the Salmon with Capers on Turkish bread wlhich was very nice. As we were sharing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Anita T
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Forster, Australia
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Forster, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Located on the banks of the Clarence River the cafe is part of the Ulmara Hotel. As soon as you drive down Coldstream Road you are stepping back in time with the tonship having en established in the 1800's. We share the Salmon with Capers on Turkish bread wlhich was very nice. As we were sharing we ordered a side... More 

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Sydney Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped here on the way back from Burleigh Heads to Grafton. I ordered the Steak Sandwich which was very nice. My sister ordered salmon which she enjoyed. It has a great piece of land behind the hotel where you can sit by the river and have lunch. There were water dragons running around near our table. Pleasant no fuss venue.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lovely views out back over Clarence river with plenty of tables on lawn area to enjoy afternoon drink. The staff were very well presented and helpful. The dining area is beautifully set up. We had buffet meal for 48, plenty of food, the roast was cooked perfectly. Breakfast was plentiful and equally well cooked. Highly recommend as the regular menu... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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62 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have stopped here a a couple of times when travelling up the Pacific Highway, usually for coffee. The Ulmarra Hotel is only a hundred metres off the highway in the centre of town, right on the waterfront. Recently we stopped here for lunch. We had burgers (different types) and they were very good. The hamburger patty was made on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Good service, great scones and coffee in a delightful, cool riverside garden, hidden behind the Ulmarra Hotel. Well worth a reviver stop.

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Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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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
  • Phone Number: 02-6644-5305

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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