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The Elephant Bean Cafe

159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #35 of 69 Restaurants in Katoomba
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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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.
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English first
Bondi, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I can never appreciate why people who works in the service industry do not understand hospitality. The good coffee and breakfast will not guarantee my return.

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Springwood, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had to get out of a Katoomba cold wet day and this little shop had good coffee and latte ginger tea. The selection of old books/ magazines can keep one occupied or do your internet surfing. Some might like the laid back 'hippy' atmosphere and music. Situated at 159 Katoomba St.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I used to go here all the time, but then it went down hill in terms of the clientele. There are always middle aged men smoking outside who engage you in strange conversations if you sit down. Coffee is good though!

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Newcastle, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We chose this cafe as we had limited choice on a Monday morning. The coffee was good. The fruit toast was good. I was unimpressed with the kitchen and serving staff who had long unkempt hair not tied back as you would expect when working with food. When the table next to us found a bug swimming in their food-... More

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Katoomba, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Honestly, I'm not a heavy coffee drinker, but I have friends who ONLY have their coffee there! I've been there a few times and liked very much the atmosphere: small, simple, cosy, books, magazines, daily paper and toys for the little ones. Plus, the good coffee, nice muffins and smiling staff.

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San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is the first place I stopped after getting off the train and it definitely set the tone for my short but lovely time in Katoomba. It has a really nice laid back community vibe. The staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating, as I tried to maneuver through the tables with my suitcase. They have a nice... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Friends and I visited for coffee one afternoon after reading a recommendation in our accommodation's welcome pack. There's no accounting for local knowledge - really good coffee and excellent home made food. The abstract art on the walls amplifies the relaxed atmosphere and independent coffee shop feel. The staff are friendly and the service is excellent. I really recommend the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Once you make your way through the fug of smoke from the barefooted, aged male hippies smoking rollies at the tables outside, you'll find really well made coffee inside. There's a nice feel inside and happy, friendly staff. Just accept that unless you're a smoker, you won't be able to sit outside - actually, they sit one per table, talking... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you're looking for a Flat White (aka a latte to US folks) and some free WIFI on Katoombas Main Street - look no further! Like most of Katoomba, the staff are warm to travelers.

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Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Lovely, happy, relaxed staff. I can always be relaxed here. It is about having good coffee and a great simple menu. No need to worry about if it is the "place to be seen at" so lots of regulars feel comfortable to call in to sit and catch up or grab a takeaway. Can be very busy sometimes due to... More

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