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cafe on the dam

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kingsley drive, Jarrahdale, Western Australia 6124, Australia
+61 8 9525 9920
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Selsey, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly cafe, good food and service. Clean. Wonderful views of the Dam and you can feed the parrots at the cafe. Car park. We have been there several times and would recommend it to friends.

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Thank SealIsland2
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much welcomed break showing relatives around the area. We found the cafe perfectly placed on a hillside to take full advantage of the dam below. Suitably impressed we all enjoyed our coffees, nothing to complain about there. Parrot food is available to feed the plentiful beautiful 28's. We all left having enjoyed the break in our travels and will definitely... More 

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Thank Douglas W
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This cafe was really a nice oasis to come across on a very hot day (40*) like it was the day we travelled there. Iced coffee and iced chai with cake, which were home made was nice and relaxing 😎 on the covered patio area overlooking the dam. Very enjoyable under the cool misting spray of water also. Beware the... More 

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Thank Dianne S
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We occasionally go for a ride thru the hills to Jarradale area and always stop here for a snack. Yes sometimes the meal/ snack doesn't happen straight away but hey this is not a fast food restaurant but an awesome place to chill and take in the scenery. The foods alway nice and staff always pleasant. No hesitation recommending this... More 

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Thank PaulnPearl
Perth, Australia
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151 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The cafe is located above the Serpentine Dam and is cosy and is visited by a lot of birdlife. You can eat either inside or outside depending on the weather. They serve great coffee, sandwiches and a good selection of freshly prepared meals. Kids can purchase bird seed to hand feed the birds on the balcony to keep them from... More 

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1 Thank MalDann
Sarah R, Owner at cafe on the dam, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Café, the food, coffee and of course the beautiful birds. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Kent
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A good variety of hot meals and sandwiches which were reasonably priced. A bonus for me they had decaf tea. Not many places I visited did. Very friendly staff. Kept an eye on my aunt who could not manage the walk with us younger ones.

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1 Thank Beenie
Sarah R, Owner at cafe on the dam, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and service. We try to accommodate everyone and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thankyou for taking the time to post a good review. More 

Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

warm and friendly on a brisk winter day for lunch. Reasonable prices for reasonable food and good service .

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2 Thank Brian N
Sarah R, Owner at cafe on the dam, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive feedback, it is much appreciated that you took the time to acknowledge our Café. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Haven't been out to the dam for many years, and usually with the kids for a BBQ. Well the kids have gone so took the wife for a drive and lunch. Their little sign says 'we serve fresh food not fast food'. Expect to wait for your meal to be freshly prepared and delivered hot - about 30". We would... More 

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1 Thank PatongaZ
Sarah R, Owner at cafe on the dam, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to post such a positive review. We aim to please, although sometimes there can be a wait, all our food is fresh and prepared to order. Our burger patties are prepared and made on site and freshly grilled to order (no pre bought, pre cooked burger patties here) We look forward to seeing you again... More 

perth
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Visited today for a meal and well, many things considered, we won't be back again. 15% surcharge due to being a public holiday. Understandable if the tiny a4 piece of paper warning of a wait for it (and trust me we did) 45 - 1 hour wait for food was noticeable. If I'd seen the tiny sign whilst waiting in... More 

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1 Thank mumooshka
Sarah R, Owner at cafe on the dam, responded to this review

In response to your very critical review of our small family run business I would like to start by asking why you didn't ask to speak to management if you were so unhappy about your visit???? instead you chose to slander our business online instead of doing the decent thing and actually addressing the problem when you had the chance.... More 

Waroona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

After having this place recomended after asking for places that did a nice devonshire tea but reading mixed reveiws...We were in the area so this morning we went to see for ourselves. Husband and I both ordered a Devonshire Tea and I knew he wasn't impressed with the $23 cost and less so when he was eating it. I knew... More 

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1 Thank BarbinWA
Sarah R, Owner at cafe on the dam, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your scones. As explained to you on the day, we had been broken into the previous night, arriving a work to have to clean up a mess of broken window and damaged goods, calling the police and the other unpleasant business that goes with a theft. So our chef (owner) did not have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: kingsley drive, Jarrahdale, Western Australia 6124, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Jarrahdale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9525 9920
Description
Café on the Dam overlooks the beautiful Serpentine Dam, relax amongst the stunning backdrop of the Serpentine National Park. Feed the native birds, enjoy a fresh coffee, exclusive range of teas, fully stocked bar, fresh food and child friendly atmosphere. All our meals are prepared fresh and are not fast. If your not in a rush and want to relax and enjoy a freshly cooked meal, come on down.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?