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Beach Bums Cafe

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Corner of North & Beach Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
+61 2 6555 2840
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Good food, great coffee, great atmosphere, amazing view, happy helpful staff it doesn't get any better than this. I have eaten there many times and it is always a wonderful experience.Last visit was 4 January '17

Thank MargT992
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Breakfast at Beach Buns is always a must when visiting Forster. Given its popularity we have never had trouble getting a table. Service is quick and the food is great. Even better than the food is the view and Coffee. No need to dress up either as the sand is only a couple of meters away. Board shorts and t-shirt... More 

Thank Ja D
1 review
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The beach bums cafe has a Very slow service I ordered 2 coffees and it took 27 mins I advice you don't go my son ordered a vanilla milkshake which came out as banana milkshake, they are very rude and slow.

Thank Blake L
BeachBumsCafe, Manager at Beach Bums Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to Beach Bums. Now given the chance to explain, we were unable to locate you promptly when your coffee was made, as you not taken your table number and other attempts to find you proved unsuccessful. We are always happy to resolve any problem... More 

Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Lovely fresh food with plenty of healthy options. Great vantage point on the beach. Service is good and fast. A great place for breakfast.

Thank Positano15
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

This has got to be the best cafe in Forster. Well at least the the one with the best view. Great food, great coffee, lovely staff and an extraordinary view. We went there on a Sunday. Get there early, it gets very busy.

Thank enzechelle
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Beach Bums cafe was a delight! Great food, friendly staff, child friendly. We visited here on Public Holiday and there where queues out the door, but they managed this very quickly and efficiently. Also good coffee . Highly recommend

Thank F H
Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Food was very average, the veggie burger was very disappointing! Great spot though, just off the beach with lovely views.

Thank natalie h
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

As a daily patron I think it's the best coffee ☕ and great value food. Love to meet our friends there and it's always the same great service, friendly staff and wonderful owners. Love the place, Lyn M🍔

Thank Lyn M
Forster, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Beach Bums is always friendly and there is nothing beating the views. Coffee is second best in town. Whenever I go to Beach Bums I am happy. Great selection of cafe breakfasts, snacks and the food is well made and fantastic value.

Thank Mia T
Sedgefield, South Africa
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Open at 6.30 a.m. so lovely to get there early before the crowd. Very nice Eggs Benedictine for breakfast, and a very popular venue for meals throughout the morning and midday. Very special to be right on Forster Beachfront and enjoy the sea and surf

Thank Lea D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $19
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of North & Beach Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Forster
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6555 2840

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