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Basin Cafe

Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 6163315222
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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9:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a delightful place to have breakfast. The view is spectacular and marries together with the great service. Food and coffee were exceptional. Location is amazing and a definite if you visit Launceston. Highly recommend.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Set in the first basin for the Cataract Gorge this is a great spot to warm up with a coffee or grab lunch. Quite basic inside but the food was a lot better than expected! Great value for the quality. We at with the two...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Dropped in for an early lunch (11.30am) prior to an afternoon meeting - was disappointed that lunch menu was not available until 12.00 but the breakfast dish was tasty. The best attribute of this cafe is the panoramic views over the cataract gorge

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed May 25, 2017

A lovely little place at Cataract Gorge with some amazing views. The café is attached to The Gorge restaurant so the perfect spot to stop for a meal, a snack or even some souvenirs. The café is situated beside the lift so an easy trip...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed May 24, 2017

The staff were very welcoming & attentive. We were there for breakfast & it wasn't busy, therefore we were not rushed at all. The atmosphere was warm & inviting with the most magnificent view overlooking the Gorge & pool area. We were served eggs &...More

Thank L4122JLmargaret
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

I love eating at Basin Cafe. The food is delicious. The service is really good and the views are amazing. It's right in the heart of Launceston's iconic Gorge.

Thank JOYOUS52
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

The Basin Cafe overlooks the beautiful Gorge not far from the city. The views from most tables are stunning. We found the food a little disappointing considering the prices charged. We ate at other locations in Launceston during our stay where the prices were comparable...More

Thank The_Wise_Kiwi
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Its a lot better than the other cafe on the other side of the chair lift. It's okay but not cheap. It may be better in the summer months when it is busy.

Thank MariaW1186
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We were amazed at the quality of this beautifully located cafe/restaurant at Cataract Gorge. We went for breakfast on both mornings of our visit to Launcedton. Great service and lovely food and coffee.

Thank Johnmdub
Reviewed March 16, 2017

This café always hits the mark. We have had breakfast, morning tea and lunch here and the food is always amazing.

Thank Ollie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 6163315222
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Casual Cafe Dining in World Class Surrounds Located on the West Launceston side of the Cataract Gorge Reserve Grounds, near the Main Station Chairlift. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea
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