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“Great Cafe in Penguin” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 52 Main

52 Main
52 Main Road, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Penguin
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Casual dining , local ingredients, seafood straight off the trawler
Brisbane, Australia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great Cafe in Penguin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were on our Northern Tasmanian road trip when we came to this cafe. It was a Sunday and unfortunately very busy resulting in a 45 minute wait for food. However, I thought the cafe was great. The food was lovely and the staff friendly. Photos by the owner covered the walls and were a refreshing view of the town. The view was great and no problem for parking. Cost was reasonable but a little treat for the extended delay on food (free coffee for example) might have been nice.

  • Visited November 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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Rosebery, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“very nice & relaxing setting for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

... a superb successor for people who enjoyed the original 'groovy Penguin' some years ago! Ha!
52 Main offers fast & friendly service, the menu includes some great choices, smoked chicken & beef burger are delicious. We really enjoyed the coffee & chai latte, very creamy and full of taste - not the usual bitter-strong stuff others try to flog ....
The view from the dining room & terrace is great, even on cloudy & windy days they manage to create that cosy feeling which makes you want to stay longer and indulge just a little more. Prices are very reasonable and there's plenty of food on the plate .... We'll be back for sure!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset, Tasmania, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Top class restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Stunning views, fantastic location, excellent food and drinks, within a lovely gallery of stunning photographs which showcase the town of Penguin. Above all, friendly staff with a big smile. Could not ask for more.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Devonport, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A lovely surprise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Called for a quick lunch on a Saturday - friendly staff - beautiful fresh food, great coffee and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. There's nothing quite like watching the ocean crashing in only a few metres from your table. Looking forward to going back for a Friday night meal with some music. Also, have to mention the incredible attention to the cleanliness of the amenities....not the case everywhere! The owners/family treat you like friends - a great experience

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burnie, Australia
2 reviews
“Not so sushi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Came on a sat lunch time for a friends farewell, service was good but felt the prices were a little expensive and unless you go in and are seated there are no prices on display. I had sushi which was nice but a little dry on the inside. Great views but not the whole package for me.

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