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“Heaps better available in the area” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Village Cafe - CLOSED

Village Cafe
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Heaps better available in the area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We dined here for brunch on Saturday 10 November.

We arrived close to 12 pm. Unfortunately right from the get go we were disappointed. We have had other reasonabe meals here we we do not expect anything flash, but the last few times have been disappointing.

None of the tables were cleaned, with crumbs and mess from other diners left all over. The staff seemed very uninterested in any customers but more interested in talking with one another.

The waitress took a long time to come and take our order, even though at the time there was only one other couple in the restaurant. She was unpacking the dishwasher whilst talking to other stuff but I would have thought taking orders would have been more important.

My milkshake was served in a glass that was hot! It had obviously just come out of the dishwasher and made the milkshake rather upleasant.

My husband liked his coffee and was great.

Our brunch took a long time to come out, over 35 minutes. Even though we were waiting this long no one came to see if we would like another coffee or some water or anything.

My meal was disappointing. The eggs had obviously been spooned straight out onto the muffins, which were left very soggy from the water. Unlike other times the hollondaise sauce was disappointing, not creamy at all.

The Village Cafe used to be a favourite of ours as it is close to where we live, welcoming and rather inexpensive when compared to Salamanca so I am hoping they are going through a rough spell. We keep going back hoping it would be like it was before but unfortunately we have just had a few too many bad experiences in a row.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jacqueline A
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14 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Calming, chilled out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Good coffee, tasty bacon & egg rolls, pleasant staff, can't go wrong.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank DarrenDaz
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Byron Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great place relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

This cafe does a good hearty breakfast with gluten free toast. The decore is homely and the atmosphere is light and airy. Wifi. Quiet and rarely crowded so a great place to sip your coffee while you read a magazine or the paper. Staff are friendly. No one hurries you. I always have breakfast here at least once on a trip to Hobart. Get a table in the front of the cafe or on the balcony and you can people watch to your heart's content. I always feel good after a visit to this cafe.

Helpful?
Thank 40RB
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Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Awesome French toast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

So it's not Jackman & Ross. But if you can't get in there, you could do much worse than a meal at the Village Cafe. The service was very efficient, the coffee good and the breakfasts very generous, well priced and tasty. My husband had Eggs Benedict, I had French Toast. They were both good and we'd be very happy to go back again. We were there on a beautifully sunny morning so took advantage of the seating on Hampden Road. If the weather wasn't so great you could sit inside. There is also a courtyard with more seating out the back. Two thumbs up!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Lily_Was_Here
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