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159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains...
In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.
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  • 12
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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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 of 5 stars
Best coffee in Katoomba

Small little cafe,it was always busy (I guess that shows something).We didn't have food only coffee and it was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Guners
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Newcastle, Australia
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went to the elephant bean today for first time. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual. Great coffee and food! People are relaxed and friendly, overall just a great vibe. Definitely coming back.

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Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Small little cafe,it was always busy (I guess that shows something).We didn't have food only coffee and it was very good.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've been going to Elephant Bean for years and it's still my favorite place to go for coffee in all the mountains. The chai is freshly brewed with ginger and spices which makes it excellent! The soup, toasted sandies and chorizo beans on toast are the best you can ask for. And for dessert try the raspberry struesal muffin or... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Seriously, try the chorizo beans on toast. Amazing. On lovely bread from the hominy bakery. Not a coffee drinker myself, but their teas are nice and it's a chilled out place to hang out on a sunday morning. Entertaining bunch of hippie weirdos often at the table out the front. Odd people, but very friendly and it's a fascinating perspective... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It doesn't look like much, but these guys really know their coffee. Having lived here for 7 years and sampled coffee everywhere between Springwood and Lithgow, the Elephant bean gets my vots as the very best Coffee. Blended and Roasted on the premises, I challenge you to find better anywhere!

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Perth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

All in all thought it was a pretty good place...coffee was reasonable (not amazing), and my breakfast toastie with egg, bacon and tomato was good (but came with sliced boiled egg, not fried). Not the most smiley staff but has a good vibe and was full of locals.

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Moscow, Russia
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29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had breakfast at the Elephant Bean on a week day in early January. There appeared to be alot of locals cycling through the small cafe on the morning which is always a good sign. The staff were very friendly and helpful, while the food tasted great. I really enjoyed the coffee as well which topped things off nicely. Will... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

True definition of a well run cafe ... Excellent Coffee.. Best in the mountains It can be a daily destination and yet it feels fresh crisp and new. A page out of English / French Art Deco cafés of 70s ... Perfect

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Good coffee, funky vibe, friendly service, reading material. What's not to love. thanks for all the "What's on" info in the window too. I often consult it as I walk past just to make sure I don't miss anything.

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Worthing, West Sussex, England
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely coffee and sandwiches. Highly recommended for coffee lovers. Had bacon and egg sandwich which was delicious...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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