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“Beer and people watch became coffee & a snack” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Waterfront Cafe

The Waterfront Cafe
Shop 1 & 2 The Promenade Merimbula New South Wales 2548, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 2211
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Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in Merimbula
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Beer and people watch became coffee & a snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Boys had beers and watched the tourists and the boats while the women shopped and the teens did their thing. Good service great location but very busy. Seemed to be the it place for eating so it had the busy buzz not everyone likes. It was noisy inside but perfect outside. It is not cheap but its fun for people watching enjoying the sun, the view and hanging out.

Visited January 2013
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Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Location and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Excellent boardwalk location and great little kids playground just outside. Food really yummy as well. Heaps of seating

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The reviews are right, very very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

So through chance, we ended up spending NYE in Merimbula. Not the social hub i expected to be in but that's were poor planning had us on the trip back to Melbourne. So for NYE i booked the Waterfront Cafe because I looked at Zanzibar but they were going to charge us over $300 for the night for a one hat restaurant! Sure they are the only one in town but seriously? So next on the Tripadvisor list was this place and I must say the service was the best I have had in many many years! I also left the biggest tip i have in many many years because I was so impressed. The food was also excellent. Not just because I went with little expectation but because it was very well prepared. We were never waiting around long for the next course and drinks were refreshed regularly and without fuss.
The Waterfront doesn't come across as a fancy place and it probably isn't but well worth your time if you want some quality service and food to match!

Visited January 2013
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“Check the Menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

After being there last year and giving it 5 stars i was looking forward to going back again this year. The menu has now changed and its either tapas at night or there is a choice of chicken,fish or lamb to share between two people. Thats it no other choices. The food is great, the service and the view is still good but the menu is terrible. All other diners struggled to work out what to order and the restaurant was quiet, big change from last year. I strongly hope they change the menu as this was once a top place to eat.

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Canberra, Australia
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55 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Busy Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Love this place! I try to get here for breakfast every time I am down. Breakfast I believe is the best meal there with beautiful fresh juices and great healthy breakfast options as well as a a huge big breakfast.

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