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Cafe Balaena

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7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after jetski tour. Staff were very welcome even with our wind blown salty sandy hair. There were so many yummy food choices we choose the lamb rack and steak and it was just mouth watering. Highly recommend.

Thank erinsco
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had two Christmas breakup dinners here 2 weeks apart. The venue is in a really ideal location, right on the harbour, with al fresco dining. The first night we went they had some entertainment, a solo acoustic guitarist. Personally I didn't think it contributed in a positive way to to ambience. The food was lovely and the menu seemed well... More 

Thank Marg T
Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good service and great food. Good atmosphere on the marina. Probably the best barramundi I have enjoyed.

Thank alansS4549UQ
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at a hotel close by so we had the pleasure of visiting Cafe Balaena a couple of times. The staff were fantastic. There was a slight mixup on our order one day (which happens, we are all human) and the girl who served us came straight to us and explained the situation. She displayed a very high level... More 

Thank sharkiesgal
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the perfect place for a lovely meal in the evening overlooking the marina as the sun set and the last of the whale watching boats came back to their berths. The menu was diverse and of a high quality, offering the best of local produce as well as things like kangaroo steaks. For those who are in Hervey... More 

Thank Graham S
Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Weather it be Breakfast Lunch or Dinner you will be thoroughly satsified with your time there service wonderful and quality of food superb with a great rang of delights to choose from.

Thank carolA8931NZ
Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely position, however we were almost ready to walk out as we sat for over half an hour after water was brought to our table with not one staff person taking our order. Spoilt the evening. Seem to be rather disorganised. Perhaps if each section had a dedicated staff person? Meals were priced more than average.

Thank Sue B
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exciting and interesting fresh food which is enjoyed sitting on a shady balcony overlooking the water. Friendly staff and great value.

Thank marylG2446FE
Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During a recent 3 day visit to Hervey Bay / Urangan we dined each night here which probably says how good it was. Lovely waterfront location, good service, quality food and presentation. This place probably has the most varied and interesting menu that I've seen in ages. My wife and I ate a range of dishes over the 3 nights... More 

Thank trmurr22
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Newspapers, free WIFI, great location and great food and barista coffee. Cafe Balaena is unlikely to disappoint. If time is important, maybe going on a whale tour, ensure staff see you arrive.

Thank Rod P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: 61741254799
What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.

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