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The Elephant Bean Cafe

159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #30 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
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Bondi, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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20 reviews 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 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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Address: 159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
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
Cuisine: Australian

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