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Ruby's Cafe and Books

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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u1/322 West Street, Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4342 9657
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Umina Beach, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly place with great service the meals are fine the staff are very efficient the coffee some of the best in the area lots of seating very nice place to go

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Thank Anthony H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Called in on the way back to Sydney for brunch great menu friendly staff that were very welcoming. The meals we had were yummy and the bonus was the 2nd hand books for just $5 I'll be back for sure

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Thank Di T
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Have recently started coming here with my family. Have found the food impeccable and the service very friendly. Great setup as well surrounded by books and my daughter had a great time exploring. Will definitely recommend to everyone I know, keep up the good work and don't change anything.

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Thank whereswally52
Umina Beach, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Almost everyday, my day starts at Ruby's. Two short blacks and sometimes an egg and bacon roll. And always books and books and books. Sometimes pick one up, most often just browse the titles. Its all very stimulating in a restful but not a serious way. Its not a coffee shop for bookworms as such but more like a bookshop... More 

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2 Thank davidwkeig
Wollongong, Australia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

What a pleasant place to sit down and have a cup of coffee and bite to eat. The coffee is great and the surroundings are restful. Enjoyable !

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1 Thank David L
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Best coffee in Umina. Nice interior. Quieter. Nice large table at back which would be good for small group coffee meetings.

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Thank TrishO1970
Umina Beach, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Change of personnel has meant a change in quality and service. We love the iced coffee with no cream Beautiful

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Thank gbsachse
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

What an unexpected gem of a coffee / secondhand book shop. Love the book shelves lining the walls, antique items and good coffee. We shared The French Toast and a Corn and Vegetable Fritters dish, both well presented and tasty. Ideal coffee shop to meet with friends or just time out by yourself.

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1 Thank Vicki G
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Arguably the best coffee shop on the West Street strip. Friendly staff, very good coffee, good cake selection. Staff could possibly chat a little less among themselves, or at least a bit more quietly. Not a big deal though. They seem to know everybody, and welcome the locals.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

I came to Ruby's on my last visit to the Central Coast quite sometime back I will say then I had lovely food. This time around I bought a very good friend of mine on Friday last week. I have to say I am glad that their are some familiar faces still their and the chef still greets me as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: u1/322 West Street, Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Umina Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4342 9657

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