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“Too much on the menu.”
Review of Cafe Balaena

Cafe Balaena
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Urangan
Price range: $16 - $28
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Too much on the menu.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The atmosphere and the view is great. I think there is too much on the mecu which makes me question how much of the food is frozen, not fresh. It is definately cafe food.

Visited April 2012
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Burrum Heads
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“GREAT!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Excellent food, excellent staff, fabulous coffee. A little on the expensive side but worth it. We have revisited many times and will continue to do so.
Situated right on the Marina at Urangan so nice spot to dine also.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“excellent food”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

couldn't get a booking as they were booked for three nights solid, but as we were staying at the Mantra, ordered room service, which was prompt and delicious. they even made "sketti" for my son, just as he likes it.

Visited February 2013
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Maryborough
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“$9.00 for a slice of cafe?”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Service was fast, friendly and efficient. $9.00 for a slice of cake.......seriously! My partner and I both felt sick afterwards so something wasn't right with the food! We came here for a change! Looks like I will head back to my normal haunts of Enzo's and Bayorama! Id recommend somewhere else!

  • Visited February 2013
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Ate here tonight with a colleague. I had the full size lamb shank. It was very good. A nice hearty dish with carrots, celery, onion on a bed of mash with a nice gravy sauce. Strawberry thickshake was nice as well. I'd eat here again. Lots of the meals that came out looked great.

  • Visited February 2013
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