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Gold Fish Bowl

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Jessie Street, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere; always busy. Unique with the focus on oven baked food. Not many options for vegans or vegetarians though. Love their kambucha drinks and coffee and the general buzz about the place.

Thank Kumar S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A colourful, eclectic eatery with a broad menu and a friendly 'buzz' in the air. Settle in, relax and enjoy. Hectic and friendly but don't expect fast service. This isn't the place where you quickly run in and throw back a quick coffee. You need to enjoy and relax. All their breads are baked on site right in view of... More 

Thank Kathy B
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best coffee in Armidale. Beautiful space with friendly staff. They have put great effort into this place and it has payed off.

Thank David M
New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always come to this cafe when travelling to Armidale. The food and coffee are spot on and it has a really comfortable atmosphere.

Thank abeato13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always has fantastic coffee! The service is always friendly and the atmosphere is very fun. Definitely best coffee in town :)

Thank Caitlin M
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken here for breakfast by a local colleague while on a work trip who recommended it. I was not disappointed. I had the eggs benedict which was well-sized with beautiful sourdough bread. The latte was hot, creamy and quite unique in taste. The service was friendly and efficient and our meals arrived promptly. I'll be taking my wife... More 

Thank Juan G
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had breakfast here and had the Eggs Benedict. He loved it. Great service, great coffee and excellent serving sizes. Would have had anything on the menu! Will be staying in Armidale just so we can have brekky there!

Thank twos75
Guyra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch and it was very average. Poor service, luke warm coffee and had to ask for it to be reheated which made the staff snarl. Seats are just slabs of wood.. some cushions would be to much ask for i guess. The food was expensive and very drab with no real appeal. You can easy find much better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Goldfish bowl is a consistently good cafe with delicious breakfasts and lunches as well as Pizza Friday. Their sourdough bread is great and worth a visit for that alone. Highly recommend the Gold Fish Bowl.

Thank Salstravels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The worst I can say about this cafe is that it is so popular that it is always crowded! Definitely Armidale's most hipster hangout, with amazing sourdough bread, a consistently creative and fresh menu, and hospitable and friendly staff.

Thank Su Lynn C

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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
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jessie Street, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Armidale
  • Phone Number: 0267715533
Pizzas only available Fridays. Breakfast and lunch daily (except Sunday)

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