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Coral Cafe at the Museum

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Middle beach road, Lord Howe Island, Australia
02 6563 2488
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice quiet place to sit and chat

Attached to the museum which by the way, is well worth visiting. We had a coffee here several times while visiting the island. Wifi is available here too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Tim R
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Attached to the museum which by the way, is well worth visiting. We had a coffee here several times while visiting the island. Wifi is available here too.

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Caloundra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Coffee very good. Service very good. Good selection of basic cafe foods which were fresh and very nice. There are a few daily specials.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Museum is amazing and for even better value, there is the Coral Cafe - we just had morning tea there, the cakes were yummy and the service first class

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Castlemaine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The museum is excellent. I returned several times during my trip. The burgers and lemon pie was good as well. Best coffee shop on the island

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We just happened to come off the beach at the spot where the museum is situated. Nothing is more than at the most a 30 minute walk away from where ever you stay. Luckily it was open that day but the next time we visited it had closed for renovations. We were disappointed as it had been nice having a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We popped into the Coral Cafe a couple times for lunch. The food was quite good particularly the burgers. Staff members were always friendly. The museum itself is excellent with an absolute wealth of information about the island. There is something there to interest everyone. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Looking forward to a more simple meal of roast pork and I was very disappointed by the tasteless wafer thin and dry offering they served up. It looked like the meat had been through a meat slicer to get the max out of a single roast. Thank goodness for gravy however it was a more beef sauce than pork so... More 

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StephenSia, Manager at Coral Cafe at the Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry you have a disappointing experience at the cafe. We always strive to provide you with a good value and tasty dining experience. I have checked with other guests on your table having the same dish and they have come back to me positively. We always prefer to address the issue at the... More 

Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Surprisingly good cafe at the museum. Lovely cakes, coffee and lunches. Wi-Fi charge is $15 for one use only, so get all your downloading done at once - and it's limited.

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We climbed Mount Gower during the day and wanted a nice, hearty meal to celebrate that night. We were thrilled with the beautiful roast lamb and pork dinners they made. The dessert and coffee was really yummy too!

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Cheap breakfast. Basic breakfasts but fresh and good serves. Good coffee and tea. Recommend to all. Opens at 9am.

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  • Address: Middle beach road, Lord Howe Island, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Lord Howe Island
  • Phone Number: 02 6563 2488

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