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Cafe Clarence

Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Ulmarra
Cuisines: 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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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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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This was our coffee break stop after leaving Coffs Harbour, lovely location by the river with nice strong coffee and a great range of home-made cakes & sweets, the home-made Monte Carlos were huge and very tasty.

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Maclean, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have eaten here several times now and the food was beautiful every time. The riverfront park like location is very nice, we have eaten at all the pubs in the Clarence and we think its the best pub food in the Clarence Valley.

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Horsham, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Cafe Clarence has a great view over the river. There is cosy indoor seating and lots of outdoor tables. The wide range of delicious cakes E.g. Sweet mandarin, traditional cheesecake, Black Forest torte, are made onsite. The coffee was good and the service warm.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are after some where to stop close to the highway, with great food and beverages then you can't beat Cafe Clarence. 300 m off the highway with easy parking and great views. The best Chai Latte on the mid north coast. Great coffee as well and, if they have them available, make sure you try the melting moments!... More

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Old Bar, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The service is good and the size of the meals are great but alas that is about as far as it goes. I had the Chicken Schnitzel it looked great on the plate but it had no taste whatsoever. The gravy looked like jelly and had no taste,the chips were OK as well as the salad.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We went to cafe Clarence for lunch today. It was a bit busy but not overly. We were told we would have a 25min wait for our food. 40min later were told it would be another 15 min. Another 35 min later we received out food. My steak burger(the most expensive on the menu) had a revolting piece of minute... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Sorry to rain on parade, we decided to break at Ulmarra instead of the usual Hungry Jacks at Grafton. Expecting good solid pub food for a real lunch, the menu consisted of the likes of prawns in some exotic sauce on a bed of something hipster, Moroccan lamb etc. all for about $25 with apparently a half hour wait to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This cafe was a delight. Beautiful old pub with cafe facing out onto bank of Clarence River in the historic town of Ulmurra. Relaxing place to eat a lovely lunch. Service quick, efficient and friendly on a busy day. Great fresh juices. Good food.

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Grafton, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A perfect stopping spot off the pacific hwy at Ulmarra, northern rivers NSW a historic village 30km north of Grafton turnoff. Great variety for all tastes, well presented and delicious. We always take our guests there and use the ferry which crosses from Lawrence road. Very scenic setting for a cold beer by the river. Also a few rooms for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Cafe Clarence was a very welcome afternoon 'pit stop' on the way back from our NSW holiday. We only ordered coffees (Toby's Estate), which were very well made. The staff were also very pleasant. The outdoor seating area overlooks the Clarence River, so you'd be hard pressed to find a better spot to enjoy a nice cuppa.

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