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The Elephant Bean Cafe

159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #29 of 71 Restaurants in Katoomba
Hours:
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
  • Italian first
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English first
Katoomba, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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
53 helpful votes 53 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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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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Additional Information about The Elephant Bean Cafe

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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