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“Enjoyable spot for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Brisa

Cafe Brisa
Shop 4, 25-27 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
99770044
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Ranked #6 of 12 Coffee & Tea in Manly
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We had lunch here on a weekday. The restaurant is just around the corner from the main strip, with "beach glimpses". It was nice and open and airy the day we visited, and was very pleasant. The staff were helpful, one lady in particular, she helped clear space to accommodate our large pram (and sleeping baby) - it wasn't a busy day, so things may have been different had they been busy. Orders were taken quickly and water supplied. We'd had a long day, so I ordered a coffee, which did take a while to arrive, but my husband's drink arrived quickly. We both ordered fish and chips (me - grilled, my husband - beer battered) and they arrived in good time. Both of the fish portions were very tasty, my husband's had a very light, airy batter, just perfect, and my grilled one was tender and juicy. The chips were just about perfect. A very pleasant meal and pretty good value for money considering the area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Good value down to earth restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

While most restaurants in beach side suburbs are over priced this one maintains realistic pricing with good value down to earth food. This mostly seafood menu also has good specials. I have eaten here several times and have found the food is consistently good. Worth a visit.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic finish to a lovely day on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Melt in your mouth fish and chips. Best they have ever tasted for a fastidious preteen and discriminating teen gourmands. We had a great al fresca late lunch/early dinner even in August.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips I've had in awhile. Great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

A yummy lunch. The fish was excellent. Restaurant was a little warm, fans would have been good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great good, bad service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I can't say anything bad about the food, but the owner/manager was quite rude to other customers and staff infront of the entire restaurant. It ruined the whole experience. I will not be back.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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