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The Elephant Bean Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aye, really good food and the staff are always realllly nice. definitely recommend this place for any time of day!

Thank peaqi
Wentworth Falls, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Quirky and cute little cafe, really good coffee but the food is very average, not much to choose from. This is a cash only cafe also which is very frustrating and would put some people off.

Thank Wendeez_view
Darwin River, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Went in here on the drive up to Bathurst. The coffee (freshly ground) & tea (in a teapot with leaves) were great. So were the freshly squeezed orange juices we got with breakfast. Food was great. I had the big breakfast (which was big) and very tasty whilst my wife had the scrambled eggs with Chorizo & sweet potato. Just... More 

Thank mik s
Katoomba, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I will start off by saying: a) I'm a local and b) I am on the search for the best coffee Katoomba (as well as Leura) has to offer About 30 years ago my sister spent time working in Katoomba, and I am sure it was around back then, so its longevity means they must be doing something right. I... More 

Thank r k
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Such a terrible experience the staff were not pleasant at all I know it was only an hour or so before closing time, but hey it is a business in a tourist area and one would expect better. Our sandwich had a chicken bone in it of reasonable size (fortunately found before consuming) the chicken looked like it was scrapped... More 

Thank suzieqlj
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This place has a really chilled vibe with the most incredible coffee! You can definitely tell they take great care in the quality and flavour of their coffee. We often would grab a coffee there even if we were eating elsewhere. They also do a brewed chai with fresh ginger, slightly more of a ginger flavour than most chai but... More 

Thank Sam W
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I had a coffee and chorizo/bean breakfast as per the current profile photo which were both fine... it's a small interior and fills up quickly on a wet/cold day, which often happens and can only do if regulars frequent. One was there during my visit and chatting away but staff had time for that, which is a nice sign

Thank Constantchewer
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

If you're looking for that local, slightly grungy, bo-ho, hippie mountains vibe, then this is the coffee for you. Generally great coffee, but service wise sometimes feels as though the staff would prefer to talk amongst themselves, than engage with their customers, even whilst they're serving them.

Thank Lotsafreshair
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A very unassuming cosy cafe. Incredible coffee, delicious speciality breakfast and well priced. Refreshing value for money.

Thank Rudpansy
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This cafe is really welcoming with a lot of any sort of books keft by travellers. I have not had any food but I could notice that it was cheaper than average and it looked good. The coffee my partner and I had was really yummy and the staff lovely.

Thank batik88

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.

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