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“Recommended by friends and not disappointed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oaklands Cafe

Oaklands Cafe
3546 Princes Highway, Pambula, New South Wales 2549, Australia
(02)6495 7373
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Pambula
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Batemans Bay, Australia
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“Recommended by friends and not disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Whilst in the Eden area on a short break, we were recommended to visit Oaklands Tourist facility while in the Sapphire Coast area. It is located on the southern side of Pambula on the Princes Highway. We had a light lunch in the cafe of Panini which was delicious, and a very good coffee. The service was prompt and we enjoyed sitting in the outdoor verandah area of the cafe. The building itself is quite rustic with many decorative wooden features (check out the wash basin in the rest rooms). Oaklands has an art gallery, gift shop, plus nursery and other gardening products. We did not visit the animal enclosure, but were told it is great for kids.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Charming scrumptious food and hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Took a while to find this place (got lost coming from Merimbula) but glad we found if in the end. I relied on the TA reviews to visit and they were spot on.
This place is very charming, being on a large property and having a nursery, local produce shop, cafe and farm yard animals. The good was delicious, Iots of lunch specials and kids meals (nuggets, chips etc) and home made style cakes.
Great hospitality and quick service. My Malaysian vegetable curry was outstanding. The farm yard animals were not open to the public (the best time we were told is the weekend) but we could still wander around and have a look at the free range animals (cats, cows etc).

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A lovely atmosphere, with the cafe having a rustic-chic indoors, or outdoor dining. Decent iced chocolates too, according to the kids. While the steak sandwich was $18 on the menu, they looked mouthwatering, as they were taken to our neighbours' table. A good range of cakes etc and a nice menu.

The winner for young and old was the $2 entry into the barnyard to see the animals.

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Geelong, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Relaxing place to take the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Love the uniqueness of Oaklands, from the gift shop, art gallery, plant nursery, animal nursery to the cafe. There's something for everyone to enjoy.

I had visited a few years ago and found the staff quite rude (especially the young girl who was working in the gift shop). This time around the staff were lovely.

My children enjoyed their kids milkshake and yoyo, my husband and I had the scones and raspberry white chocolate muffin, fresh and delicious.

  • Visited December 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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Melbourne
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Brilliant place. The animals are great for the kids, the food is delicious and the garden centre is delightful. A must stop...

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