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240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6331 3307
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice room. It has an open relaxed feel, and very good acoustics. We were in a banquette right next to others on each side, and heard nothing from our neighbors. The tables are well spaced apart. The menu has a South American slant, but is mainly modern Australian. And the range of dishes has a bit... More 

Thank Pigmango
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast as its close to The Mantra on Charles. To charge $5 extra for Maple Syrup- imitation at that is just ridiculous! The waitress was apologetic and pleasant, the owners need to revise their pricing as its outrageous.

Thank ophelia410
Launceston, Australia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner after work. Looked after by Connor. Exceptional service, one of the best waiters we have had for some time.

Thank Michael-Helen
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average, over priced and we had a long wait for our food. The waitresses are lovely, so is the seating area in the sun but we wouldn't go back and we now wish we went to the Cafe next door after our bill of around $70 for a very average breakfast for two.

Thank LKATE22
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basically called in for a coffee and cake while my wife wanted coffee and a light snack. The coffee was of average quality but stellar priced for the size. The cake was supermarket standard while my wife's light snack was definitely "light" in size but not in price. Much better coffee in Launceston and much better food for the price!

Thank Gary Q
Launceston, Australia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for dinner. The food was nice but the add ons were ridiculous. It was $29.95 for chicken breast and that was it. Around $5 for chips plus $5 for gravy plus $5 for veggies and the list went on. There are much better places to eat at better prices in town.

Thank Wendy B
Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stylish modern cafe! The decor, lighting and use of space has been done well here. It does get very busy so I would suggest that you book. Also parking is at a premium on one side of the road 15 minute parking while the other side has 2 hour parking. There is also a tiny one wY... More 

Thank Affyblue22
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Visited here for dinner with a friend. Had the seafood basket ($30) which was tasty but no different to what you could get at a fancy fish n chip shop at a cheaper price. Friend has the pasta which was a generous serving. Not a lot on the menu to choose from though I thought, and the pricing was a... More 

Thank 98taylaa
Melbourne, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great food but is extremely overpriced. The extras and coffee prices were an added surprising gouge to the pocket! I would revisit if prices were revised but would not be revisiting anytime soon.

Thank sarwar1000
Darwin, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Passing through Launceston, had brekkie, nice selection on menu, prices average to pricey. Coffee ok, prompt service & meals came out quick.

Thank Petroula2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $130
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: (03) 6331 3307

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