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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Cafe Clarence

Cafe Clarence
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ulmarra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Australian
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Description: Opening Hours Breakfast and Lunch 8.30am - 2.30 pm (7days) Dinner 6.00pm - 8.30pm Tues- Sat Outstanding Coffee This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced meals in a setting on the banks of the Clarence River. It is right beside the Pacific Highway and is an excellent break point for those driving the Sydney-Brisbane highway. We have eaten there twice in the past week and were most impressed. We think it should be better known, especially as the service is especially friendly.
Brisbane
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

On a road trip with friend, we were driving back home to Brisbane QLD from Crescent Head NSW and took a random detour off the Highway to go to the toilet and have lunch. Literally just followed a 'food' road sign to find this place and I'm so glad we did!!

We weren't expecting too much when we rocked up at the front of an old school Australiana pub/hotel - as charming and quaint as it is. So as we walked out the back to the Clarence Cafe - we were amazed. A gorgeous spot by the river.

The fresh juice and food was AMAZING. Honestly, my gourmet Lamb burger was one of the best I've every had.

We will definitely be back - road trip and all!

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
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“Excellent discovery”
Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stumbled across this lovely little cafe on our way to Brisbane with 2 young children (our 5 month old decided he wanted to stop as soon as possible!!). the service was fantastic and so was the food (we had breakfast) we are definitely going to stop there fir lunch on our way back from Brisbane whether our children want to or not! Such a beautiful setting too, right on the river.

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Bellingen, Australia
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“A lovely place to break your journey - Cafe Clarence”
Reviewed July 22, 2011

Ulmarra is just north of Grafton on the Pacific Highway. A great spot to break your journey is the Cafe Clarence, situated behind the Ulmarra Hotel and on the banks of the Clarence River. We have visited twice in the past week, for breakfast and lunch.
Service is most friendly and the range and quality of food is excellent...and you can eat in the garden and enjoy the river outlook. We often drive from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane and think this is a great find for breaking the journey in an enjoyable way.

  • Visited July 2011
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