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Gold Fish Bowl

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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U 3 160 Rusden St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
+61 2 6771 5533
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We are regulars here when we visit Armidale. Coffee, ambience, and breakfast great. This time we had lunch. My son loved his steak sandwich. The house made bread is delicious. Later On a visit for a takeaway coffee they assumed I knew the ordering protocol - I didn't. If you do order at the cash register not the coffee machine,... More 

Thank AnnieKen_Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is my favourite cafe in Armidale. The coffee is good quality (although you have to remember to say you want it hot if you want to buck the trend toward warm coffee) and the food is excellent (although I have stopped having eggs and bacon here because the bacon is rolled rather than laid straight in the pan, and... More 

Thank TrustyRusty999
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Even though we were there at opening time, the place was filing up fast. Their Eggs Benedict came with quite a lot of bacon, not the usual 3 or so rashes. The service was prompt and the servers were happy and attentive. The coffee was very good and the smell of it brewing and that of the bakery in the... More 

Thank d0nald37
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to grab take away here briefly whilst traveling through Armidale. Absolutely worth the detour and some of the best coffee, tea and sweet treats we've had all trip!

Thank Rebecca G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Have been to this cafe many times now and am always impressed with the quality of the food, really excellent coffee and, of course, the wood fired breads and pastries. Delicious!

Thank Will H
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in today for a coffee and some snakies. Wasn't sure what I wanted to begin with but despite how busy they were they did eventually get around to me. Coffee came quickly and was ok. Bought a loaf of fruit and must bread, and will say it is an amazing bread. Made up for what the coffee lacked.

Thank PaxXxx
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346 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Traveling through we looked for a proper bakery where we could get decent bread and a good coffee. Gold Fish Bowl fits the bill! What a find. Great bread , really good coffee, portugese tart and chocolate brownie to cap it all off. Everything looks wonderful in this place. Thanks there should be more like you for us hungry travelers.

Thank Fiona H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Moved to Armidale 2 days ago and this was my first visit to a cafe in the area. Amazing friendly service. Great food and coffee. Atmosphere relaxing and enjoyable. Sat back, read the paper and had a great brunch. Great start to Armidale. 😊

Thank Margaret S
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Ok. This place serves a mean coffee and a decent sandwich but the prices are off the spectrum. It's also about as close to hipsterville as Armidale gets. Not really my cup of tea but it may suit others. Depending on the staff, the service can be a little too lax and nonchalant. Needless to say, this place is not... More 

Thank Tim R
Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Everything about this rustic cafe is amazing - great coffee and food and all of the highest quality ingredients. Their breads are to die for - soy and linseed is my favorite....but their fruit loaf is also divine. Best to go early as so many of their yummy treats disappear as fast as they can bake them. Pizzas are amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 3 160 Rusden St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Armidale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6771 5533
Pizzas only available Fridays. Breakfast and lunch daily (except Sunday)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?