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“Surely amongst top 10 in Coolangata/Tweed Heads”

Cecada Cafe-Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #45 of 153 Restaurants in Coolangatta
Price range: $14 - $28
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Surely amongst top 10 in Coolangata/Tweed Heads”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I had a most enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. I have eaten at a number of surrounding restaurants, and to rate this as the 23rd best in the area (its current ranking) is ridiculous. I certainly have not found many better places to eat.

When we arrived, we were warned that there was a half hour delay in the kitchen, but the helpful waitress suggested that we have a first course of bread and dips to go with our drinks while we waited. This proved an excellent suggestion, and the main courses, when they arrived, were well worth waiting for. One of our party was a Vegan, but his food also was rated excellent (often a good test of a restaurant)

The dining area was quiet, despite the fact that the restaurant was virtually full.

Prices were reasonable, and were helped further by the fact that the restaurant was running a promotion in conjunction with the nearby Outrigger Hotel which cut 25% off the food bill.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great dinner, but lacking some service.”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Went here twice; first for breakfast then for dinner. Breakfast (eggs and bacon) was ok, while dinner (eye fillet) was amazing! The eye fillet was cooked to perfection, and the overall flavours of the dish were very enjoyable. However, as restaurant advertised 25% off bill for happy hour (on a sign outside the restsurant) we were surprised to receive a full prize bill.... Upon asking we were told that offer needed to be mentioned at the time of ordering.... While the discount was provided, this issue deducted from the overall restaurant experience. Also, while wait staff were friendly, they did not appear very knowledgable about the wine on the menu.

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Thank Wildflow
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“okay - nothing to rave about”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We recently had breakfast here. Food okay but not outstandingand a bit ovepriced. Staff friendly but services quite slow. Wanted to check bill because there were a few of us had dined and wanted to split the bill. We were told we had to pay at counter. After about 10 minutes and asking several times they finally brought bill to us.
Okay but not great.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank mozartandmonty
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brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice but not wonderful”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Once again whilst on holidays we dined at Cecada. We usually eat there a few times each holiday. Have to say this time we were disappointed by the size of the meals and the price they are charging for them. The service is definitely lacking even though not busy. Such a shame as it had been such a great restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank happyholidayer1
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Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“???”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Nice food, well presented but not enough to feed a 'cicada' and very much over priced. Average service

Visited September 2012
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Thank TiggerAl
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