We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Shingle Inn

Cafe, Australian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Helensvale Town Centre, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 18: English reviews
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
209 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The shingle inn at Helensvale Westfield shopping centre is closed up for now and by the look of it probably permanently Not a big surprise as its centre island type layout and thus very open did not seem to be the right fit for the usual shingle inn crowd

1 Thank longstorybuthumourme
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible. Slow. Told there was a 20 min wait for food. Restaurant not even half full. Waited 25 mins for a pot of peppermint tea. Still didn't come even after going to the counter to ascertain why. Disorganised. Will not be back. Save yourself the headache.

Thank Jo T
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

always a lovely place to sit and chat with friends. they have a good range of food that is very tasty-their onion relish is incredible.

Thank gcgirlau
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great place to meet friends and family, great coffee and eats! Friendly, efficient and helpful staff!

Thank lizJ9005NK
Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Shocking. How can you possibly make such bad food? How can you muck up coffee so badly? Worse then instant coffee. I'm surprised anyone ever goes there

Thank prettiest209
Level Contributor
81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Sunday morning at the Pines complex...looking for a friendly, quiet brekky/coffee place. Tastefully appointed with quiet nooks; pleasant staff. Price upper-range... eg eggs ben and coffee ($22.50). Hmm. But I'll probably come again.

Thank FredWilliamson
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Poor display not much on offer, place just has a worn out tired feel. In the positive side the big sofa chairs are comfy & the location is great - right outside. Coffee was ok however service is not engaging just a convenient spot for us so we will go back

Thank StirlingRex
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Stopped here for a coffee and snack. Disappointed that the snack (Lamington) was not fresh but at least a day or two old. Their display of eats is impressive - pity the same cannot be said about freshness. Coffee was OK - just the right temperature. Service was quick and polite.

Thank taldar769
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Elegant, comfortable armchairs and private seating in midst of busy shopping centre. Range of yummy savoury or sweet treats to refresh you while out shopping. Coffee is in reasonable sized cups, teapot serves 2 cups, & they have lactose free milk. Service is good, order at counter & they bring it to table. Caters for couples and small groups not... More 

Thank Julie F
Labrador, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I don't know how does this place still stay open !? Went to have my hot chocolate and toasted sandwich this morning 10/07/15 I was charged almost $12 (!) for it when it doesn't exceed $9 at other cafe's in shopping centre. Waitress brought me a cup of hot chocolate which wasn't even sweet and UNtoasted sandwich. I said to... More 

Thank Milissa_89

Travelers who viewed Shingle Inn also viewed

Helensvale, Gold Coast
Helensvale, Gold Coast

Been to Shingle Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helensvale Town Centre, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Helensvale

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shingle Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?