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Australian Regional Food Cafe & Store

426 McDonalds Road | at Small Winemaker's Centre, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2321, Australia
610249986800
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Ranked #42 of 51 restaurants in Pokolbin
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Description: Experience casual quality modern Australian dining in tranquil bushland setting. Indoor Outdoor and Lounge seating. Seasonal Menu and specials board, relaxing enviro with r&b/soul/funk beats. Talented chefs, fully trained baristas and experienced friendly floor staff. Wireless avail, byo, drink or drink/dine licence.
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Description: Experience casual quality modern Australian dining in tranquil bushland setting. Indoor Outdoor and Lounge seating. Seasonal Menu and specials board, relaxing enviro with r&b/soul/funk beats. Talented chefs, fully trained baristas and experienced friendly floor staff. Wireless avail, byo, drink or drink/dine licence.
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a really nice breakfast there, with pretty views over bushland and a small lake. Slightly on the expensive side, but we had free wi-fi access so we could catch up with our emails.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stopped here for a quick coffee, which was lovely. Didn't eat but the place looked nice with a decent menu

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Jackson, Wyoming
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284 reviews 284 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast here twice this past week while in Hunter Valley. Over course of 4 plates (over two days), we enjoyed fried eggs on toast with bacon, scrambled eggs on toast, bircher muesli with yoghurt & fruit compote, and an exotic fresh fruit platter, with a bowl of muesli and another small bowl of yoghurt. First,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stopped here for breakfast and were thoroughly disappointed. I ordered Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and my wife got the same but with ham. The eggs looked like they had been poached in a microwave, the muffin was not toasted properly and cold, the spinach had not been cooked and the Hollandaise sauce we ordered on the side would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

If you're into fine cheeses, chutneys, jams or anything good and tasty this is a must, cannot go to the Hunter Valley without visiting here, spent a fortune but worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great for coffee or lunch, I have been here on 2 seperate occasions and loved both times. It is a great place to relax when in the hunter and the setting is lovely.

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Qld Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Having planned to stop for lunch, we arrived to find no body sitting at tables, no staff visible, no menu anywhere and just a solitary chalkboard advertising banana bread. Was the place open? It was difficult to tell at 12.30!

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Rosalia L, Owner at Australian Regional Food Cafe & Store, responded to this review

Hi Sue, thanks for providing feedback, as you would have seen our cafe is in a beautiful setting with tables inside and out overlooking bushland and water, perhaps your wait person was outside at the time of your visit - we were certainly open:-) Our menu is located at the service counter and is handed out as we welcome our... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Just very average - but the main reason I will never go back and why I would steer everyone else away is that they do not use free range eggs. For a cafe that lauds its quality regional produce, in a region that is known for food, it just amazes me that they do not care about the welfare of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Very disappointed with our visit here this time. No the variety that was once available and the staff seem a bit disinterested in you having a good experience. It all seemed a bit tired

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Sydney
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

A bit like a deli with lots of nice local produce. Loads to choose from, nice ladiesnto help you, great cheeses and gourmet food, all perfect accompaniments for the great wine down the road

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