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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
Nice coffee, nice lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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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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61 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 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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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Sydney, Australia
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179 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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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