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Cafe Balaena

7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“seafood chowder” (43 reviews)
“steak” (83 reviews)
“scallops” (67 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A reasonable fish meal for a little more than we had planned to spend but that is obviously the going price in this area. Few GF options. Friendly service.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great freshly made food, couldn’t fault it. Will definitely be back. Wait time took a little bit long.

Thank Belinda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Food is always amazing and cocktails are great too! Seafood chowder is delicious and always my choice for dinner. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Five stars - definitely recommend

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time at Cafe Balaena, Dean really creates a fabulous atmosphere and his humor that is infectious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed having a banter and laugh with him. The setting on these cool June evenings was warm and inviting with gas heaters...More

Thank mariac6222016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through the Marina in the afternoon and recognized this place as "the place to be" ; popular and interesting. We noticed the owner Dean working the customers with enthusiasm and we booked a table for dinner. When we arrived for dinner, Dean still...More

Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is very conveniently situated in the vicinity of The Mantra Hervey Bay, which is just as well as it was the only place open for breakfast. We were delighted with the food and the service. it compliments perfectly with the Mantra.

Thank Brendan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years on and off. The menu has some very strange combinations but the coffee is good and the owner is very friendly. The downside are the cakes which look dry and as if they’ve been sitting in the cabinet...More

Thank iamchevy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly and the food was great. Portion sizes were large and the food was like Nan had cooked it. Take away sweets are also available and tasted great. It was lovely sitting on the deck under heaters looking over the harbour.

Thank Kath R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They made us feel special, nothing was too much trouble. We were left alone to enjoy the meal but once finished the plates disappeared. The food was just as discribed except twice as big. The food is 6 Stars, the taste was wonderful. This is...More

1  Thank robertjohnfarrell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry but going downhill by all appearances. Breakfast. Outrigger croissant fair. Worst Eggs Benedict we have eaten. Overcooked ham, Hard eggs n tastless Hollandaise? Service on cold wintery morning very slow : 1 hour and ten mins and not busy!! Maccas here we come!

1  Thank bundakleen
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Anton C
September 27, 2015|
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Response from ausdavo | Reviewed this property |
I and my friends have never experienced what you describe. it seems a friendly staff there as to the owner I don't think I know who he is.
Michele R
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Reebee1974 | Reviewed this property |
It can take awhile for them to put the reviews up worst luck. I know I have waited for up to a week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $26
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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