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Haven Beach Cafe Restaurant

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Beside the Boat ramp The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
02 4385 2061
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8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 55
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location and food

Upon entering a restaurant it is not a good look to see the staff milling around chatting and someone sweeping the kitchen floor! We were concerned that we had selected a location for breakfast that appeared to be very disorganised and empty! Once the lady who we assumed was the manager/owner... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Marea R
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lunch at The Haven is so relaxed looking across to the cove & out to sea. From the moment you sit down, you feel like you're on holidays even though you're just having lunch with family or friends. The waiters are warm & friendly, very good service. The menu is varied with a good selection for every one. The portion... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I now live abroad and am visiting friends on the coast. We decided to have lunch in Terrigal Haven and enjoy the winter sun. I ordered fish pieces, calamari and chips but after waiting 20 minutes the chips were not hot and the calamari was processed formed circles of seafood. This was very disappointing and unacceptable for a famous finish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had take away grilled fish and chips the chips were cold fish very over cooked. Got my money back but that's not the point. Very disappointing

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The staff were unbelievably rude and did not care about their clientele at all. After being spoken to very rudely and aggressively , I watched a table of 6 people get up and leave due to the lack of service. To the woman making coffee and the woman running food you cannot rely on the view to save your "cafe"... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Upon entering a restaurant it is not a good look to see the staff milling around chatting and someone sweeping the kitchen floor! We were concerned that we had selected a location for breakfast that appeared to be very disorganised and empty! Once the lady who we assumed was the manager/owner arrived the young staff swung into gear and coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We just had the best seafood platter food cooked beautifully and service with a smile this is a must.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Cafe wasn't busy maybe 10 people. The staff if you can call them that . Ignored us for 15 minutes. Till we walked out . No clue Not surprised it's so quiet

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Terrigal, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Most people who visit Terrigal end up taking a photo of this cute little place. It sits just inside the shelter of the harbor - under the cliff and right beside the ocean boat ramp - in a cluster of very old boat shed buildings. The food is well priced, very good quality and the staff are helpful and polite.... More 

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The older lady that works there was rude and had a poor attitude toward customers. The wait for takeaway coffee was very long considering how few customers were there. I will be avoiding this cafe from now on.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I went into this Cafe expecting to have a lovely enjoyable time in the beautiful surroundings, but unfortunately when we met the lady owner and ordered a coffee we ended up somehow in an argument with her. To our surprise she turned out to be the actual manager/owner. Her attitude towards us was shocking!! She was rude and very unpleasant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beside the Boat ramp The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: 02 4385 2061
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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