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Cafe Balaena

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7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cafe has great views, however the main meals are fairly expensive and we waited a long time for the meal. A few of us ordered meals with prawns and scallops, which were less plentiful than expected. The staff were great.

Thank juliehR9592RD
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic views, great atmosphere, friendly staff and great food at reasonable prices. Would definetly dine here gain !!!

Thank Kris W
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love sitting at Cafe Balaena and just soaking in the view of the harbour. The opening hours are fantastic and make wandering in for just coffee, drink or a meal so easy and enjoyable. Lovely friendly staff complete the experience.

Thank Sue G
Dereham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best stake in OZ Also had birthday party mesl at this resturant staff very accomodating good service .

Thank andyj785
Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overlooking the Marina in Hervey Bay. Great menu selection which covers all bases so great for a family or larger gathering. Covers the price ranges from burgers well priced to main meals around the $30 mark. Licensed with good service. Great spot on a nice Hervey Bay day to relax and enjoy the food and a nice couple of drinks... More 

Thank MikeSwallow
sunshine coast
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200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely way to spend a day with the family. Service was attentive as usual the owner floats around the restaurant making everyone welcome, encouraging children to give up the phone or game obsession and join into what we did as children, be polite and talk. Prawns, scallops, pasta, fish and steak, every meal sublime. Very pleased to have come back... More 

Thank Janelle R
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice lunch had falafel burger very filling. on the water great on a fine day reasonable prices quite busy service is good

Thank soniavas
Tugun, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the harbour in Hervey Bay, very popular. It would be a good idea to book on weekends. Open for breakfast to dinner.

Thank Malcolm T
Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely place to have a cuppa or a meal. Lunch and Dinner are something to look forward to at Cafe Balaena. Do yourself a favour and pay them a visit..

Thank Lana H
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe does a great breakfast, open early (6 am) and is right on the promenade at Urangan, Hervey Bay! Alfresco dining! Consider dining here, especially if you are staying at the Mantra as it is right next door!

Thank Cruzey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $26
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
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, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:30 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 | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4125 4799
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?