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Walter's River Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Off Burke Drive or Honour Avenue | Point Walter Reserve, Bicton, Melville, Western Australia 6157, Australia
+61 8 9330 9330
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday after yoga in the park. None of us had cash, but I had my card in my phone. Arrive to see a "cash only" sign, with ATM in corner. Went to get my OWN money out, and got walloped with a $2.90 charge. I have an issue with anywhere refusing cash (tax dodge??), then providing a non financial... More 

Thank Stacey S
Perth, Australia
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The staff at best can be described as casual, at worst surly and disinterested. The venue is lovely, bright and open. The food is very ordinary and the coffee I had was burnt. The prices reflect the view not the food. It is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine looking at the view of the... More 

Thank Lesley W
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Cafe is in a beautiful spot on the river with water sports and a good play ground for the kids. The menu is quite limited and pricey for what it is but the pastry cabinet and coffees are good. The breakfast menu is a lot better than the lunch menu but unfortunately they stop serving breakfast at 11.30am. I've seen... More 

1 Thank GreenWhale
Perth, Australia
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Lots of signs on the windows about what to do and what not to do - always a let down. Rude waitress, rude service, not interested in serving anyone with menus thrown on the table. They do breakfast in one of the best places in Perth but don't open until 8.00am - doors not unlocked when we tried to get... More 

1 Thank vickic16
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Really good location overlooking the Swan River, great place to meet for a long Saturday lunch BUT spoilt by by a surly waitress who dropped the clippboard menus on top of my sunglasses and insisted on making an incredible racket shoving metal chairs around on a tile floor whilst there were still numerous people in the cafe, and who couldn't... More 

2 Thank Geoff M
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

4 of us went for breakfast . We were all very pleased with our meals and the service . So much so I have booked for 10 people for a Christmas lunch early December .

Thank grahamandleonie
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect example of a cafe thinking that the location is an excuse to put poor food over the counter. Captive audience and all that !! The menu is minimal, basic and frankly, no thought whatsoever put into it. The cheese and ham toastie is just abysmal. It gives the impression that they just don't care. It was... More 

1 Thank Scozzie66
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Booked lunch for four people here on Saturday Nov 12. Good table, friendly service. However, two of us had the misfortune to order Caesar Salad. At $18, I expected a light lunch. Menu said, baby cos lettuce, anchovies, bacon, egg and croutons. What arrived was an apology for a Caesar salad. Lettuce leaves were tiny, yellow and brown on cut... More 

1 Thank IzzyPerth
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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372 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was lovely and fairly priced. There is enough parking and shelter from the wind. The lack of service detracts from what could have been a very good experience. We had to call the waiter back because she forgot to bring the cutlery. Then again because my coffee didn't arrive. We understand that being busy presents challenges, but these... More 

Thank Travelbarista
Attadale, Australia
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281 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic location and this venue could do so much better to attract local and tourist clientel. Needs better opening hours, more efficient service, and, most importantly, better coffee.

1 Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Burke Drive or Honour Avenue | Point Walter Reserve, Bicton, Melville, Western Australia 6157, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Melville  >  Bicton
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9330 9330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?