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“Good food but quite expensive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saltwater Cafe & Restaurant - CLOSED

Saltwater Cafe & Restaurant
Cuisines: Cafe, Mediterranean, Australian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food but quite expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I dont think Ill go again unless I win the lottery lol...overall good food and nice staff. off to buy a lottery ticket

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Thank Lynne T
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110 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Coffs Harbour
Level Contributor
130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Delicious !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Been going to Saltwater for several years and it has had its ups and downs. Last night we went for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The staff as always were friendly and efficient. The autumn menu had a good variety of entrees and mains. We had the special of Moonfish which was delicious. The restaurant was about half full , food service was a little slow but not too long.
Over all we had a good night.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Marsbar66
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely little find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Food very nice and a great location. Love Emerald beach! Good service and the Honey and Pistachio Nougatine with fresh figs is the best dessert ive had in a VERY long time!!!!!!! :D

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Bugjammed
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Over rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I attended this place with three friends on a birthday lunch.

Yep it has a great view, however the menu is limited, and being next to the ocean has limited seafood dishes,to which you would expect.
They sell themselves as a ultimate food experience, but yawn, they are not.
Go and have coffee and cake enjoy the view, but the meals here are not the quality that they advertise. I have read SMH and other articles praising this place, but they I believe this place is over rated.
My friends had the same opinion with only one thoroughly enjoying the experience (she didn't have to pay.)
Nice place to visit if you think you are someone, but if it is the food you are going for go elsewhere.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Bomshanka
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Coffs Harbour
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Waste of a Sunday morning!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Enjoyable coffee, but food took too long. After waiting more than an hour for two breakfasts to arrive, with no explanation or warning, we left without eating. After years to enjoying and recommending Saltwater I will definitely not be rushing back after this experience.

If you go, even with a great view and position, be warned you may be waiting a while!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MrJimski
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