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Poets Restaurant and Cafe & Main Street Gallery
167 Main Street, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
(07) 5478 5479
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Ranked #15 of 18 restaurants in Montville
Price range: $16 - $63
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This cafe is set in the mountains and a lovely retreat from the city. A place to enjoy a relaxing lunch with good friends and the view of great on a clear day is excellent. A good menu to suit everyone. I found the staff friendly and the prices mid range

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Favourite spot in Montville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

This cafe always gets a visit every time we go to Montville - impeccably clean and inviting and a great spot to relax. The service is slow - but what's the rush? Chill and enjoy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Avoid - Poor service and food is a let down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

From the outside, it looks very cosy with a beautiful view so we had lunch. First we got ignored as half way through being greeted, the waiter left to seat people that arrived after us. The service throughout the lunch was mostly the same and it was hard to get a waiter's attention to speak to/order. We spent $84 and the highlight of the meal was the side of chips.

Garlic prawns which cost $33 were chewy with only 6 prawns on the plate (this was a main meal) and a plain salad side. $26 for fish and chips and the fish tasted cheap. $7.90 for an iced frappe which was nice.

Overall, the service is poor, it's overpriced ($84 for 2 mains & 3 drinks) and the food isn't that nice. Won't visit again - very disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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194 reviews 194 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Not as charming as it used to be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a big cafe - nice furnishing and clean. Not as elegant as it used to be- a few odd kitch things have cheapened it- including using the side door and a cash register right in the doorway.
A shame.
Service is friendly, food tasty and portions generous.
Great views from the back verandah.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Buderim, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Beautiful spot, lovely area. Went for lunch - Took forever to get a menu and then even longer to get an order taken. We had to leave and only had a coffee in the end - we'd been there an hour. The food can be good. I have been there in the past for breakfast and it was better. Won't go again though.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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