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“Terrible food, average service, disgusting toilets” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gabby's cafe

Gabby's cafe
94 Campbell Parade, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
91306887
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Ranked #188 of 251 Restaurants in Bondi
Cuisines: International
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Terrible food, average service, disgusting toilets”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Ordered eggs benedict, pancakes and museli for breakfast. Average service from clearly amatour staff. Panackes luke warm, stodgy and inedible with glutinous, cheap maple syrup. Benedict sauce tarte and peppery. Tiny portion of museli with lots of OK fruit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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singapore
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189 reviews 189 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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“Efficient service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Ate lunch here as Mongers was closed, being Christmas. Cheerful decor, simple cafe fare. Ordered steak sandwich and brekky special. Pricey for the quality, but it's a touristy stretch on Campbell Parade, so that's not surprising. Service was prompt and pleasant.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

After fifteen minutes walking up & down Campbell Parade to find somewhere to eat that wasn't seafood or schnitzel my friend & I decided to go to Gabby's Cafe as it appeared many locals were eating there and the place wasn't over flocked with hundreds of tourists. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed.

I ordered a "Chicken Burger" (which I was a little worried about as the menu did not explain what was in the burger) whilst a friend ordered a chicken salad. My burger was the worst burger I've ever had in my life. The bun was stale (and appeared and tasted to be a cheap, shop bought one from coles) I felt like I was biting into toast or crackers, it was hard and revolting. The cheese tasted stale, also. The lettuce had many brown pieces, like it had been left out for too long and the mayonnaise tasted like it came from a supermarket homebrand bottle. Chicken was gross and tasted as though it has been placed in cold storage. As for my friend she described her chicken "was like biting into a piece of steak, was hard and had frozen pieces in it" and she also said the dressing was disgusting and the salad was dry and wilted.

Pretty expensive for what it is, friend & I ended up walking down to Oporto and purchasing a burger each and it was a heck of a lot cheaper, not to mention much better and tasty.

Only good thing is the view (even though that is blocked but hundreds of cars parked) but even then you can sit on a bench and get the same view (and also get sunburnt since Bondi has very, very, very limited shade)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“The worst fish and chips I have ever had.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Ordered fish and chips for lunch. Worst I have ever had. The fish was disgusting and I couldn't eat it all. Service was reasonable.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Rather average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Bacon and eggs on toast, over cooked eggs and cheap toast.

Fresh fruit and muesli good but dry with no milk.
Don't normally eat here but nothing else was open at 8am
Wouldn't bother again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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