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240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6331 3307
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Ranked #100 of 240 Restaurants in Launceston
Price range: $7 - $130
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Anhui
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My partner and I often dine here due to the amazing food, staff and atmosphere. If you are looking for somewhere to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner this is the place to go!!!

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this cafe / restaurant twice recently. The first time the eye fillet steak was delicious, cooked to perfection with a tasty and decent sized salad. My ricotta gnocchi, which were also delicious, had too much shredded bacon in the cream sauce and, perhaps, a smaller amount of prosciutto or similar may have been a lighter touch. The second time... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I popped in here by chance on a recent trip to Launceston. We were not disappointed. It was an interesting menu, and we chose a filet steak and stuffed chicken breast from the specials board, both cooked to perfection. The steak was tender, and melted in the mouth. The chicken was seasoned to perfection and again cooked... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Elaia is one of Launceston's longest-running cafes, so they are obviously doing something right. I'd say it is the cakes and the décor, because most other aspects leave something to be desired. On my most recent visit, my friend and I were seated inside, where it really is quite nice. Warm, fun colours with a choice of seating - at... More 

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Orange, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Bored staff, slow service, burned omlette, dirty milk jug, passable coffee and overpriced. What's not to love? Just arrived in Launceston and hotel recommended this area for breakfast. Few cafes to chose from but this one seemed lively and spacious. Not sure if others were better but this was the wrong choice. $17 for a burnt omlette (my 2nd choice... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Four of us had a wonderful pre-Christmas dinner tonight at Elaia Café and vowed to return. The food was done to perfection and nothing was too much trouble for the charming server. Two of the party had the twice cooked pork belly on “smashed potatoes” with apple slaw and house made relish at $29.50, from the specials board. Another ordered,... More 

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Launceston, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great location, beautiful menu, all of the seafood offers are amazing. Burgers are great too. Menu is outrageously expensive, expect poor service. Went today and waited 45 minutes for a simple Caesar Salad, table was not serviced with water during the long wait. Salad was $25! Very poor, but lucky the food was good. Judge for yourself but expect poor... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hour wait for smashed avacado on toast with side order of mushrooms and hash brown then when received it was all out of a Bain marre cold mushrooms and hash brown cold un toasted bread and black rotten avacado when we told waitress I received another plate of cold toast with avacado with skin and stalk still attached bad service... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Modern, light, airy pleasant café with a good menu. Quick service, lovely fresh ingredients and a variety of meals to suit different tastes. Those with a sweet tooth like my husband will be happy with the range of cakes/muffins/tarts etc etc. On street parking, near Launceston General Hospital so easy access.

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Melbourne, Australia
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239 reviews 239 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I have had a few meals here in the past and found Elaia always as a pleasant experience. However, today I stopped by for a quick lunch and I was bitterly disappointed. I ordered coffee and it came out fast and was nice. I then had to prompt the waitress that I would like to order some food. I waited... More 

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Additional Information about Elaia

Address: 240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6331 3307
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 130
Cuisine: Anhui

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