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The Pond Cafe

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39 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 0000 0000
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and a great view. A top class cafe! Very impressive and good service. Eggs benny was my favourite and they made a special toastie for my daughter which was appreciated.

Thank Trish Y
Jan Juc, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, healthy food with good vegetarian options. Service is very friendly and quick and right across the road from the beach is a bonus. Great vibe with great people.

Thank Pookiezero
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the rave reviews and looking for a hearty breakfast we found our way to Pond. A quick glance at the menu had me worried with ingredients I'd never heard of. That should have been enough of a warning. Coffee was ordered and we should have stopped there.....barely lukewarm. I ordered one of the specials- French Toast. What... More 

Thank bubbles135
Highton, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located at the corner lot between the beach and the shopping strips. This cafe offers the lots! Cool vibes, array of options for breakfast and lunch with a friendly service. You could catch a glimpse of the bay as you sips your caffe latte.

Thank Rini_Lombard
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good coffee with good, friendly staff. Happy to go back a second time. Enjoyed sitting and watching the world go by.

Thank Pat M
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This café is always busy, sometimes hard to grab a table! You are able to sit outside on the tables with your dog which is great. It is situated where there is ocean views which is so lovely. This café has great coffee, soy lattes are nice. I find it hard to get a consistently good one. My partner said... More 

Thank Cee17503
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be lucky to find a seat at this bustling corner cafe in holiday season. However it is worth trying as the coffee & food are good, the waitstaff are obliging and you can sit & sip while gazing across the road to Cosy Corner or up Gilbert Street. Outside, your dog can sit at your feet, you... More 

Thank Leonie G
Geelong, Australia
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267 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When i order a meal and the majority on the plate is rocket lettuce it makes me wonder if anyone can cook any more. This trend is rubbish. Please please put decent food on the plate and stop this expensive trend. Soooo dissaponted

1 Thank MyHoliday8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great cafe with lovely views, attentive staff and a good atmosphere. The food is delicious, healthy and creative - so good we went back as soon as we could. Loved it!

Thank Enjoy-your-triip
Sandringham, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

So glad we went there despite the crowds. Cafe is on a busy corner with attractive seating outside and flower pots. Inside the service was friendly and fast. The menu offered interesting options. Coffee just right. Probably no toilets.

Thank Jayarr875

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 0000 0000

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