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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/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
Bad oily food and a wait

The view is the only positive here. The wait for us and others around was well beyond acceptable. When the food came it was poorly prepared and not representative of the price. Not my most favourite visit to Terrigal

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
iwasere
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australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The view is the only positive here. The wait for us and others around was well beyond acceptable. When the food came it was poorly prepared and not representative of the price. Not my most favourite visit to Terrigal

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Gosford, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Live local and ordered 2 coffee this about 1.30pm was served by young pleasant female and bought a large cap and reg flat white, cost over $8 (u pay on order). But the worst was both coffees were bitter and mine was lukewarm, after i specifically asked for a hot coffee. We spent over half hour and not once did... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We made a reservation being a busy time of year. The line to get into the restaurant was long as people were ordering takeaway coffee as well as food for the restaurant. There was no organisation and after getting a menu waited 10 mins in line to order. Efpos machine down, so card info written down. 1 vegetarian option-bread 3... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We ordered takeaway at 1:05 - two chicken burgers, one fish burger, medium chips and cans of soft drinks. At 1:25 they called out our number and we got excited. Alas, the young girl just told us that they had no more chicken and could we choose something else for $8.50 - the price of a chickenburger. I chose another... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Well we went there yesterday 4/1/2015 for brunch/lunch, was told that we missed the breaky menu and couldn't order till 12, that was fine, I had to order drinks the young girls just had no idea about drinks, then to mu horror the owner is yelling at all the staff in the kitchen. one young girl comes out crying. I... More 

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Young inexperienced waiters, but still they didn't try too hard. Dirty tables, directed to pick up menus off the floor, didn't wait too long but our 2 meals came 15 minutes apart. Nothing complex, just fish and chips and chicken salad. Clearly inexperienced in the kitchen, food was pretty ordinary, nothing home made. Very ordinary experience...then, while not finished our... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went here last week. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The location is the perfect spot to have breakfast on a summer morning. I had a toasted sandwhich and I am super fussy as I have allergies and the staff went far and beyond for me. Great little local cafe in relaxed atmosphere. Cant dine in a better spot... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had for a long time. We arrived here a party of six with three children for lunch. Staff we inexperienced and slow, we waited for ages before finally deciding to get our own seats. Then again we wait for ages to be asked for drinks and given a menu, In... More 

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Terrigal,Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Living in Terrigal we have tried out this cafe a few times. Firstly, it is the best location on the Central Coast of any cafe. Secondly, the young waitresses are pleasant and do their best to serve the cutomer. Unfortunately the "good news" stops there as the management of the kitchen has to be the worst on the Central Coast... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Do not go to this cafe / restaurant. The service is unbelievably bad. Staff are inexperience and untrained. Owner is rude and unapologetic for the bad service and atrocious meals. What a horrendous experience at such a potentially great restaurant in a perfect location. 1. No menus given to our table 2. Young staff member sayss "are you ready to... 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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