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“Les Miserables”

The Loungeroom on James
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Ranked #21 of 25 Restaurants in Guildford
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
West Darlington
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Les Miserables”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nobody seems happy to run this place! This is in a prime location on the James Street cafe strip, but over several years we've yet to find happy people behind the counters enthusiastic about running the business. Last weekend we did Guildford Milk Bar - a few metres down road on Saturday, then Loungeroom Sunday. GMB is cheap and cheerful, and real value for money. At Loungeroom we felt like we had intruded on their Sunday morning. Service was not quite rude, but it was certainly brusque. And with our regular breakfast companions we were happy enough to put up with the trend of going to the counter to order and pay like you do at MacDonalds, but $5 for a mug of very average coffee was a little previous! Rip-off prices in Perth are part of the cost of living here, but this seriously missed the mark. And they avoided the opportunity of coming back to the table to merchandise another coffee order from us. Perhaps they could read the resigned disappointment in our eyes.This deserves its ranking in the lower order of Guildford food outlets. Thank you to the other customers who smiled with us as we shared 'good mornings' - it wasn't going to happen with the staff. If it was the owners on duty, enjoy your hopefully brief flirtation with hospitality.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank WestDarlingtonSteve
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English first
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ordered grilled fish & chips and received sashimi!”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fish was completely raw. Chips appeared to have been microwaved. Took the plate back and got a replacement fish & chips. Fish was mashed into the plate. Again, seemed like f&c had been microwaved. Would not waste my time nor money coming back here.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank dionnekelly
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Classic Perth”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Inflexible menu, inflated prices, lousy coffee & if you order Haloumi, bring a magnifying glass! The kind of cafe that could only stay in business in Perth.

1 Thank Merwoodtrip
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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Worst burger in a long time!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Cannot believe how revolting the burger was - a stale roll (which wasn't even toasted to disguise it's staleness) and the cheapest pattie money can buy (tasted like it came out of a pack of el-cheapo supermarket frozen patties) - absolutely gross! Overpriced, friendly but ultimately unattentative service - what a BIG mistake eating at this place!

1 Thank Fris B
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mackay, QLD
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious. The chutney and haloumi were perfect additions. Hash browns are home made and delicious.
Coffee was a little burnt and disappointing.
Will definitely be back for brekkie!!

1 Thank azzdan
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