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Cafe Clarence

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Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales 2462, Australia
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our recent visit to Ulmara and relaxed meal and travel break. A good range of food and drinks. Service was friendly and quick on a Sunday lunch time in winter there was a real buzz that added to the experience

Thank wally213
Magnetic Island
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Clarence Café is in the Ulmarra Hotel with outdoor seating & a large "sunroom" overlooking the lovely Clarence River, handy for those windy days. The food is hearty & on the top end of pub fare, cooked to perfection. It was very busy the day we went for lunch, but waiting 25 minutes for your meal is no hassle,... More 

Thank Kylez67
Noosa, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ulmarra is a place that we usually just drive through,if you blink you would miss it.About half way between Yamba and Grafton on the pacific highway. With advice from our friends we decided to call into the Cafe Clarence for breakfast.Wow such a beautiful setting right on the Clarence River,fantastic food,catering for every taste.Wonderful ambience with great background music playing.... More 

Thank Greyshredderzs
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great country pub with gorgeous views over the Clarence River. The setting is idyllic. With a huge garden at the rear for the sunlovers. Food is generous in portions.Super tasty meals. I had the Vegie burger with chips & salad & was full as a boot. Flavours were spectacular & coffee was great also. Been there twice on my motorbike... More 

Thank Natalie S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way home to Coffs Harbour and was very happy we did. All our meals were very nice well worth the stop. We will be back 😊

Thank Mark S
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Riding from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour we dropped in to this little Gem. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is well priced and quick. Even in a busy Saturday lunch time. Views of the river sets the scene. Will be coming again.

Thank Darryl W
Sydney, Australia
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244 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had a recent dinner here and were not disappointed. The cafe is at the back of a lovely old pub, off the main highway, so nice and quiet. Good selection of meals and daily specials. We had calamari salad and a salt and pepper prawn and calamari dish, both very good. Drinks are ordered from the main bar of... More 

Thank PierroTraveller
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We were keen for a classic steak and schnitzel lunch - 30 bucks for a steak plus $2 for sauce and more for salad and more for chips makes for a very expensive lunch. The setting is great and the service was passable for a pub, but for minimum $35 each without drinks I'd be expecting table service and a... More 

Thank Antonyjperring
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Lovely morning tea, good coffee. Minimal customers, still got a buzzer to come back to the counter. Waited 15 minutes for our order. Would have been a nice gesture to bring it to the table after waiting so long... Customer service lacking.

Thank mechreps
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We stayed at the Rooftop on the way back to Sydney from Brisvegas and they recommended the pub food. I had the lamb cutlets, Susie the steak. There was plenty of it at a very reasonable price, and the pub itself is fantastic, highly recommended. Susie's steak was pretty rare, I think they wiped its bum and whacked it on... More 

Thank kim g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $23
Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales 2462, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ulmarra
  • Phone Number: 61266445305
Opening Hours Breakfast and Lunch 8.30am - 2.30 pm (7days) Dinner 6.00pm - 8.30pm Tues- Sat Outstanding Coffee This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced meals in a setting on the banks of the Clarence River. It is right beside the Pacific Highway and is an excellent break point for those driving the Sydney-Brisbane highway. We have eaten there twice in the past week and were most impressed. We think it should be better known, especially as the service is especially friendly.

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