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“Great spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beach Bums Cafe

Beach Bums Cafe
Corner of North & Beach Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 2 6555 2840
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Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Forster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Had a great coffee and can definitely recommend the squid salad for lunch - lovely and fresh with lots of interesting flavours. Overlooking Forster's main beach, watching the world go by, a perfect location. My friend and I chose a table with an umbrella to stay out of the sun which was perfect for us....until one of the staff came through and put down all the umbrellas! We didnt say anything as we thought that they were going to pull the fixed awnings across, but no, nothing! So we were then exposed to the sun for the rest of the afternoon. It was a little strange for them to do this as it was not windy and no wind was expected. An older couple sitting on the table next to us looked a little perplexed by it to! Apart from that would definitely recommend Beach Bums Cafe.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Only had a snack and coffee here but the service, the coffee and the food was good and it was right on the main beach.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Fantastic food and fantastic view. Great food for parents and children - I was very very pleasantly surprised !!

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
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339 restaurant reviews
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357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
“if the weather is good, this is the place for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

right beside the boardwalk at main beach, location and outdoor tables, make a perfect setting for breakfast. The coffee was very good, our healthy choice breakfasts most enjoyable and staff pleasant. The system here is select and sit at table of your choice, order at counter, get a number and staff will bring food and drinks to your table. Not sure how this works in busy summer months but no problem off season. Very relaxed and casual and on the day we were there, patrons covered all age groups and demographics.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Medowie, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We used this place whilst on a visit to Forster for a few days. They open nice and early for a pre surf coffee. My wife had a couple of meals and loved them and we found the coffee to be excellent. The service is very fast and efficient and the view speaks for itself.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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