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The Elephant Bean Cafe

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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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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
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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  • 4
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Open Early!!! CASH ONLY

This is the only coffee shop that I could find open at 7.30 am on a Sunday morning so I gave it a whirl. The coffee was excellent. CASH ONLY

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is the only coffee shop that I could find open at 7.30 am on a Sunday morning so I gave it a whirl. The coffee was excellent. CASH ONLY

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Loved by locals and travellers. Good coffee and chilled friendly vibes. If you wants something sweet get the muffin (the best muffin I have ever had) If you want something savoury get the beans on toast I wouldn't recommend coming here in a rush, things move at a chilled pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've been living in the mountains for almost 15 years now, and the one thing I can say with certainty is the Elephant Bean is the place to go. I used to go there for coffee and lunch, now I don't drink coffee- I drink chai! This is hands down the best chai you will ever find in Australia. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I got a fantastic breakfast here! The orange juice was made by the orange planted in the back yard and the sandwich is pretty good. With the first sunrise of blue mountain, it is really a good place to start a fantastic day!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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