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Haven Beach Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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Beside the Boat ramp The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
+61 2 4385 2061
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Newcastle, Australia
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364 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on Saturday & generally enjoyed our experience. The views are great, tables well placed, seating very comfortable & the sea food was fresh & well cooked. Staff were pleasant & generally efficient. We thought the prices were OK if there had been a bit more put into the meals. The crumbed whiting & calamari were excellent... More 

Thank Noel D
Gosford, Australia
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177 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We enjoyed our table on the deck by the water at the Haven in picturesque Terrigal. Then we experienced poor service with a waitress who was there for the first time as they were desperate. Half the things were not available that were on the menu, and even our menus differed slightly (e.g., some offered salt and pepper squid, some... More 

3 Thank Lynne690
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time on this plac!!. We got served a meal with 3 of the main ingredients missing. Upon returning the dish, we where told that the ingredients where not available. Needless to say, we refused the meal. Upon paying for the coffees and my meal, the waitress walks past with a plate full of food incl. the cheese... More 

5 Thank lekumusi
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a casual breakfast here and had helpful and very pleasant service. We only had coffee and eggs and it was great. We will be back to soak up the view and have a relaxed breakfast.

1 Thank Taraterrific
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a semi regular morning tea spot. On a lovely sunny day there is no better spot. Morning tea offerings are always good. I have had lunch there too but a while ago. And it was really good too. Highly recommend the scones

1 Thank _vmm0611
Terrigal, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went there for a 50th. This was the 2nd time I'd been there in an 18 month period and on both occassions the poor service stood out. On the latest venture the lady in charge was brusque to say the least and uninterested. Another staff member , who was actually very nice, had little idea. I'd say she hadn't been... More 

3 Thank Trevsan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. The blonde staff member working Sunday 7/8/16 was so ridiculously rude to everyone she served. I watched her have a go at another customer and she spoke so rudely to us and got our $50 order completely wrong. We got barely any food for our money and things were cooked wrong. The order was cold by the time... More 

10 Thank Jenna B
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Wouldn't go back. the food is terrible all fried, thought i was eating in an 80s restaurant, being that close to the sea you would think the seafood would be fresh and tasty! NOT AT ALL! the owner is Vesna - Possibly the RUDEST woman I have ever met in my life! I will never go back!

9 Thank cassy141
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is scum! Don't waste your money there! Very rude staff! Oily garbage food! Paid nearly $100 for food I wouldn't give to my dog! Horrible view of steel strips. Place needs refurbishment desperately! Run by a rude woman who needs to watch her plummers crack whilst people are trying to eat. They should have left the place once... More 

7 Thank Lgraham2013
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We've visited as a couple a few times as locals and each time have been disappointed. The food is fine but the service is terrible - we have been forgotten each time. Many more places to visit in Terrigal which we would recommend again and again.

5 Thank Jessie_192

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beside the Boat ramp The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4385 2061

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