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Austral Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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86 Main Street, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
0266722624
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Melbourne
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to this iconic Australian country town we popped into this cafe for a quick, lazy lunch. It is a real eye-opener and a must for any tourist. It is so busy feeding locals (and visitors like me). It is totally basic fare, hamburgers, chips, sandwiches, roast meats, chicken schnitzels, salads, milk shakes, coffee, teas etc etc. Portion... More 

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Thank DanB51
Murwillumbah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay food and service. Needs a bit of a revamp - keeping to the old school theme - but just some TLC. Great variety of food, something to keep the whole family happy.

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Thank skmh2016
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely cafe. You feel like you are walking back in town. Adorning the walls are photos covering the history of Murwillumbah. The staff are absolutely lovely. They use BunCoffee from Byron Bay. Worth a visit.

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Thank Dyxj R
Murwillumbah, Australia
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food selection is wide and varied with options for everyone. Old style dine in cafe/Restaurant that appears unchanged in decades except for the modern food choices. Everything from a roast meat with baked vegetables to a pie or sausage roll through to foccacia, sandwhich or salad. Served in reasonable time by friendly helpful staff. Tables to dine in or... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday morning when the Café was very full and the service a little slow. This place transports you back to the 1950's. It's quirky, It's old world, but it is sort of wonderful to see something remaining from your childhood in a cookie cutter world. The coffee was good as was the cake. If you want to... More 

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Thank ic1961
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

A real 60's cafe, with bench padded cubicle seats and atmosphere to match. It's real good cafe food. Think you could ask for and get just about anything "cafe" here. Right in the Main Street, it's level to the street with parking at the front......if you are lucky. Loved the coffee!

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Thank Lyrebird6
Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The Austral Cafe is an iconic Murwillumbah landmark. It's a step back to a simpler time of the 1950s. The bakery is good as are the simple yet tasty meals.

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Thank Laura d
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

It's not by accident a business remains a local icon since 1938 despite all types of adversity. After a disappointing lunch at the local servicemen's club, I wanted to experience some of the local eateries and doubled back to the Austral Cafe after I noticed the interior resembling something from the set of the TV sitcom Happy Days. The smell... More 

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Thank Stratts_Intel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great big breakfast & interesting History of the cafe in country town N.S.W. while heading north to Qld.

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Thank Diane A
Sunrise Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Had breakfast & lunch here on a recent trip to Mt Warning. It was like a trip into the past - booths to sit at & good quality food. The breakfast was very large - and well cooked - eggs bacon hash browns & tomatoes. Wonderful. Had morning tea on the previous day - tea in a real pot -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main Street, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Murwillumbah
  • Phone Number: 0266722624

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