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The Old Zoo Cafe

Challenor Drive, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
+61 (0)8 9193-6200
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Ranked #21 of 54 restaurants in Broome
Cuisines: Australian, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to Broome for some years and always found The Zoo Cafe to be inconsistent - could be good but could be horrible. However, based on reviews from this month, I thought it might be going through one of its better patches. I don't doubt that people who reviewed the place positively over the past couple of... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had lunch here and enjoyed barramundi. The margarita salt melted because it was so hot. But a wonderful time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. We went for dinner and across the road after about 6:30pm had the privilege of watching the graceful camel trains make their way home for the evening.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our waiter was great...helped us decide....atmosphere very nice...great food...close to seashells resort just across the road

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Used to be my fave place to eat in Broome. Wouldn't go back again now. Waitresses were disinterested and appeared rude. I ordered the fruit salad which was not fresh at all. :(

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The atmosphere is good and the open area could be very busy at weekends. The food is not exciting but not bad by any means, and the price reflects the quality. We found the drinks (beer/wine) are a bit pricey but overall lunch and dining experience is above average for Broome restaurants.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dinner last night in the old zoo restaurant an ok experience. The ham hock and chicken terrine for entree was really lovely and a pleasant way to start our meal. It was enough to share as a starter. Main course I had the pork belly, which was a little overdone and hence the meat tasted rather stewed. My husband had... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Lovely cocktails amazing food,Kimberley Mulloway was delicious! Sit on the verandah to see the night wildlife

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Peterborough south australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast here on our first day of holidays in Broome. Our waitress was so nice and made us feel so welcome and the meal arrived and it was fresh as! We went back for dinner a couple of nights later and was just as impressed with our meals and service.

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Sydney Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Enjoyed this very much. Good range of meals, with healthy food options. Location is also good and I love the atmosphere of the cafe.

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