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The Elephant Bean Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free
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159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Mmmm milk. Cappuccino tasted like warm milk. Average is a compliment im afraid. Small and quaint. Had great potential but just didn't deliver. And yeah, the staff? Average too. Lazy presentation.

Thank SeanyMc
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Hi There, I heard Elephant Bean had good coffee. So, about a month ago, I ventured in to give it a try. The set up is nice with decent finger food on offer plenty of coffee options and even the hip book "swap" shelf in plain view. The coffee was most certainly good but the service was horrid. My turn... More 

Thank Matthew J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We discovered this cafe after being referred by a local and decided to give it a go. We were wonderfully surprised. I ordered a hot chocolate and it was the perfect temperature and sweetness. The sourdough toast with local jams was perfect for a light breakfast and the customer service was great.

Thank Brianna D
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We ordered two hot chocolates and got them very quickly and got a chocolate stick on the side which was a nice extra. Not the most cosy of places so wouldn't want to stay here for a huge amount of time, but nice place at good value to get a hot drink if you are passing through Katoomba.

Thank Billie P
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

One of the earliest places open for breakfast. Delicious granola and coffee. No frills service and décor.

Thank Joy110222
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for quick coffee before a hike, latte was delicious and staff were welcoming and chatty. Looked like a lovely little place to hang out.

Thank tikkal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Went there for breakfast and coffee. Service was very quick. I would definitely recommend the sourdough with garlic, beans and chorizo. It was so simple and yet so nice. My husband had granola musli and he likes it too.

Thank Dorawil
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Great coffee for a good price. Food looked good too, unfortunately bought some pre-packed stuff elsewhere before I found this.

Thank CairnsDad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free
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?