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Mudcat

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2 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
61242273090
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You know when a cafe is full it most be good! Well it was. Hubby enjoy his scrambled eggs and bacon. Men love bacon. I enjoyed my crepes with ricotta and lemon curd. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Sue R
Paul N, Manager at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hey thanks Sue for the review. Glad you and hubby enjoyed your visit. Our crepes are new to the menu and proving to be quite popular. Hope to see you again on your next visit. Kind regards Paul Owner/Manager More 

Wollongong, Australia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have used Mudcat as a breakfast meeting place with friends often. The views over North Beach never disappoint. Spoilt for choice in menu and whether to eat inside or out. The French crepes with butterscotch sauce were divine and as I was paying the bill noticed the blackboard menu for lunch....mental note to self....go back for lunch. The owner sets... More 

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Thank Catherine S
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, thanks so much for taking the time to review Mudcat, all the staff will be chuffed as I am. Its great to see that you've noticed what Im trying to achieve at the cafe - a warm friendly atmosphere accompanied by some simple food done well and the Gong's Best View over North Beach. Let me know when... More 

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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I was staying at the Novotel and looking for a coffee. I went to the spot with the most cyclists - in my experience they tend to know the best coffee places. I ordered a regular cappuccino (double shot) to take away and as I waited almost every staff member greeted me. The coffee was just the way I like... More 

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Thank 29plymouth
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi 29plymouth, thanks for taking the time to write this great review. I have to say a huge thumbs up with a double shot, my personal preference. Not sure which coffee bean you selected, if it was Volarie can I suggest try the Fair Trade Organic bean next time it has an added punch. Finally thank you for the the... More 

Wollongong, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Very disappointed with our Thai Beef Salad today ....cold sliced roast beef and a bland sauce .The views are great and food envy for the chicken burger which apparently was excellent.

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Thank alisondu1
Bron N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that Mudcats Thai Beef Salad wasn't to your taste. The beef is actually a New York cut that is roasted and shaved finely. This is one of the most popular dishes on our menu and is price competitive to other cafes in the area. We hope you come back again and... More 

Nyc
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stayed close by at Quality Pioneer Sands and found this eatery to be one of our faves after trying others in the area. Service, views and ambience are good and perfect for a casual relaxing breakfast experience.

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1 Thank LL608
Paul N, Manager at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi LL608, Thanks for taking the time to review our cafe, the feedback is invaluable. Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Gong. Kind regards Paul Newman Owner More 

hull
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went for breakfast and chillies out at the cafe for a hour or so. The staff where ever helpful and was fast service. The food was amazing breakfast is served until 11am I think. Really nice location sat outside in he shade watching the wold go by. Over all I think he best spot for a... More 

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1 Thank knaggsey
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Knaggsey, Thanks for taking the time to review our cafe, the feedback is invaluable. Sounds like you had the perfect relaxing breakfast. Agree its a great spot by overlooking the beach So glad you enjoyed it. Kind regards Paul Newman Owner More 

Wollongong, Australia
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633 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

First time here for breakfast. Located beneath the Novotel and directly opposite the beach with excellent views. Service was a tad slow and we had to beckon a waitperson who was very friendly and took our order. Great cofffee and I had the big breakfast which was well presented and tasty. My wife had fruit salad and enjoyed it. Newspapers... More 

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1 Thank Eddie O
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Eddie, thank you for taking the time to review Mudcat, the feedback is extremely valuable to us. Apologies for the slow service to start with but it sounds like we got that rectified pretty quickly for you, so you could enjoy one of our popular BIG breakies. Also very glad you could kick back and relax that's what we... More 

Perth, Australia
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188 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We recently stayed nearby and came here daily for breakfast. They do a crepes with caramel sauce, banana and icecream. It was seriously the best crepes I have ever had!!! There coffee is great and the staff are all friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank TravelEatExplore64
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi there TravelEatExplore64, , thanks for taking the time to write this great review. The crepes are to die for, and our special caramel sauce, glad you enjoyed them. Finally thank you for the the comment about my staff. Thats exactly what we want to achieve - it doesn't take much to friendly or helpful. Makes me proud. Hope to... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

After a quick dip in the surf or jog or bike ride this great located cafe is the place to meet for a quick brekky lunch or brunch. The service is personalised and friendly and food is fantastic . Don't miss the opportunity to visit this great little cafe and indulge yourself at the great view of North Beach Wollongong... More 

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1 Thank Keith B
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Keith B , thanks for taking the time to write this great review. Thank you for the the comment about our service. Thats exactly what we want to achieve - it doesn't take much to friendly or helpful. Makes me proud. Glad you enjoyed your dip at North Beach too. Hope to see you again. Cheers Paul Newman Owner More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and reasonably priced. Great view of the beach from the tables. Nice coffee, creamy scrambled eggs, pleasant atmosphere.

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1 Thank Dorothy H
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Dorothy, thank you so much for reviewing Mudcat. Always love hearing our staff are friendly and our customers enjoyed the fabulous view of North Beach. Very glad you enjoyed our scrambled eggs, they are deliciously creamy, just the way we want to serve them. Take care hope to see you again. Cheers Paul Newman Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $16
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: 61242273090
Description
Casual, friendly atmosphere, serving great food simply and amazing coffee.

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