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“Always good - but over priced” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bumbles

Bumbles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gold Coast
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Always good - but over priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Have been to Bumbles for all meal periods and have the say the food never disappoints. Always the freshest of produce, creatively prepared and tasty along with very friendly service. The only area that lets it down are the prices, well over priced for the local area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OzLou
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English first
Strathmore, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice spot, overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Went to Bumbles for breakfast.
To get a couple of poached eggs with avocado and feta on toast was going to cost $20 plus.
Went for the one egg, one tomato (actually it was one half of a roma tomato) and a side of avocado with a piece of toast, which cost $17.50
It irritates me greatly how these small cafes are getting away with asking such extravagant prices for such a simple meal.
On the plus side, the young girl with the dark, wavy head that served us was lovely and provided terrific service

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Craig B
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Calming & Charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Two Sydneysiders in search of good breakfast. Must have good coffee, tempting food, great customer service, preferably not overrun with tourists. Tick!!

Ok, yes I know we're tourists too, but there are times when you feel like escaping the madding crowd...and Bumbles delivers.

We enjoyed plates of scrambled eggs, toast, tomatoes, bacon and freshly made hash browns and their F.A.T (feta, avo and tomato) on toast with side of bacon, accompanied by freshly squeezed Orange juice and coffee all while enjoying the relaxing view of the river and Budds Beach. The coffee is good, but not 'the best', although this is possibly a matter of personal preference only. The cost was higher than expected (beware the cost of extras) yet on reflection this did not deflect from our overall experience.

Brightly coloured cushions on benches and seats provide attractive and comfortable seating outdoors, while inside rows of vases sit decoratively along the walls. The sweet treats looked amazing, probably lucky that we didn't sit inside or our waistlines would be mad with us about now!

The staff were young, friendly, efficient and professional. Very refreshing to see...great work girls!

Bumbles is open for dinner on Thursday nights, we're now disappointed that we go home before then so will miss out on trying this experience too.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annabelle40
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Away from the tourist trap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

After reading a few reviews I decided to take my other half here on our first night on the Gold Coast. Away from the bustling cavil street tucked in between some privetly owned homes facing the river there sits bumbles. Decor reminded me of the book kitchen in sydney meets and French brasseries. We sat outside on the street with candle lit tables and ordered the 3 course special for $50. Food was good without being pretentious, beef tenderloin fillet was cooked rare to perfection. The only downer was the bernaise sauce was packet bought and I was hoping for it to be made. For dessert we had the chesse plate special which was our highlight. I would die a happy man after eating that chesse..in conclusion this is a treasure and would not look out of place in Sydney's inner west or eastern suburbs.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tyronephornthip
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tranquility breakfast venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is a quirky, upmarket restaurant overlooking the creek and Chevron Island from Budds Beach. The staff are quietly efficient and understated. The clientele are middle aged,, middle class. It is a wonderfully gentile place in a brash town and perfect for the Auz tradition of comming into the day by having breakfast out with friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melrorkes
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