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“Good coffee, that's it.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Elephant Bean Cafe

The Elephant Bean Cafe
159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #23 of 74 Restaurants in Katoomba
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good coffee, that's it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

As this is a coffee shop, its coffee is delicious. However, the food and hot chocolates are not really up to par.

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Always great coffee. The only place I want to go for coffee in Katoomba.

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Peace Out!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is a groovy little laid back cafe. Great food. The nicest chicken toastie I've had in a long time. You can sit and watch the hustle and bustle of the main street in Katoomba or read the walls, papers and magazines!! Organic hippy types tend to you with friendly service and a smile.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Elephant Bean Cafe - great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We had decided to come to Katoomba from our resort and see what the main street offered.
It was mid afternoon and we had eaten late breakfast and now we were looking for a late lunch
cafe and we came across The Elephant Bean Cafe on the main street.
We walked in to this down to earth cafe and sat down on comfy chairs and table, read the menu
and decided on toasted sandwiches and coffee.
Loved the organic, home made bread - i think it was turkish - with ham cheese tomatoes and lettuce leaf salad with a great dresssing - it was brought to the table in good time and obviously had just been freshly made - the kitchen/coffee area is open and all is clean and tidy.
Its comfy basic with a "new-age" / uni student feel and we felt very happy eating and reading the mags and taking our time.
We had come in probably close to the closing time, totally un-intentionally - and we happily greeted and seated.
The coffee was very tasty and all "friendly" in all ways!!
So after we sat down and our order taken, about 3-4 other family/couples came in and sat down too but a couple of them decided they needed more and so left. but the others all were served and looked after.
we were the last patron's to leave (one of the chairs had been placed infront of the entrance so the public could not enter) but were never felt as though we had to hurry out.
Please go in, have a coffee, relax and take in the hardwork these store owners do to give you a lovely experience. Support Local !!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, South Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good beans!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Had breakfast here recently. Nice relaxing jazz, good coffees, and I had some wonderful housemade beans on toast. Friendly staff working in a little gem of a cafe.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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