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“What a Great Place to Eat!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boomerangs Cafe

Boomerangs Cafe
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Port Alberni
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Australian, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Port Alberni
1 review
“What a Great Place to Eat!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We are fairly new to the area of Port Alberni, we live at Sproat Lake. We have been to the Boomerang quite a few times now, breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Everytime the food was superb, portions are just wonderful, and Darrens gravy is to die for!!! We will keep going there forever!! Laura and Darren provide great service and hospitality and their staff is great too. Highly recommended to all of our guests and to everyne else. Charlaine and Gerry, The Blue Pearl Guest Suite, Sproat Lake

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerry M
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Boomerangs_Cafe, Owner at Boomerangs Cafe, responded to this review, January 3, 2015
Thx Charlaine and Gerry. It's always a pleasure having you guys visit.

Cheers

Darren
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“Great prices, great food, great atmosphere and superb service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We travel to Port Alberni 2-3 times a year to visit family and have made this our new food stop. Recently there's been new management (who are fantastic by the way) so we thought we'd try it. Great food, service and prices! Definetly our new food stop while in Port Alberni.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stevieweevey
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Boomerangs_Cafe, Owner at Boomerangs Cafe, responded to this review, January 3, 2015
Thanks, I hope you have been able to return and we have been able to accommodate you.

Cheers

Darren
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“Australian in name and exterior paint job only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

What drew us to choose Boomerangs for lunch was the Australian aboriginal dot-art paintwork that adorns the exterior of the cafe. Whilst not Australian ourselves (we are from New Zealand) it was nice to see something that reminded us from our side of the world. We were a little disappointed that this was the only thing that was Australian about the cafe. There was no vegemite amongst the condiments. The sign said "Restrooms" rather than "Dunnies". There was soccer on the TV rather than AFL. There was no Midnight Oil or INXS on the sound system. There was prime sirloin in the burger rather than emu or kangaroo. The birds on the wall looked more like South American macaws rather than something from the Australian parrot family. However some of the menu items were named after Australian icons but the food item itself was typical American cafe/diner fare. Whilst this review may sound critical this reflects anticipated atmosphere only. Our meals were fine and aside from the lady who took our payment (a smile or "Thankyou" would have been nice) service was good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John_M255115
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Boomerangs_Cafe, Owner at Boomerangs Cafe, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
I would like to thank you very much for your comments and visiting our establishment...My husband and I had just did the name change the same week of you visiting us, and all of your comments are spot on! :) We purchased the restaurant back in January and were very excited to finally be able to make it our own. All the suggestions that you mentioned are definitely on our to do list...daily, every day things are a little different from the day before and I certainly hope that you will be able to check us out once more after we are done setting up our little austrailia away from home...looking forward to serving you. Laura
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