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“Turn back time!”

The Whistling Cat Cafe & Burger Bar
Ranked #24 of 89 Restaurants in Mount Gambier
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: The Whistling Cat is a vintage styled Cafe & Burger Bar. It is filled with beautiful vintage tables and chairs with some big comfy French provincial lounges suites. The Whistling Cat specialises in American Food & Burgers with well over 25 different burgers on our menu. All our burgers are freshly ground in house and cooked to order. We are predominately a burger bar but offer up other cafe style options for non burger lovers. We also do big crazy style freak-shakes. We offer a relaxed atmosphere with mainly soft rock music playing, with the tunes amped up to more of a rock'n'roll vibe on the weekends. We offer dine in or take-away, with calling ahead to pre-order your food the best option if you are on a lunch break or in a rush as we can get crazy busy at times. We take reservations and the venue is also available to hire for functions. Whilst we are happy to accommodate for children we ask that you please note that being a shop filled with antique furniture and offering no specific children's menu, we are not a child friendly venue.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Turn back time!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Walking into the Whistling Cat is like a trip back into the 1950s. The eclectic furniture and signage recall a different era - one that did not know of lattes and cappacinos (!) but this cafe certainly knows how to make them!

Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“You must have a cuppa here”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We came across The Whistling Cat simply because it was the nearest place for a coffee from where we parked the car. What a treasure! The long room has a few stairs in the middle that lead to the counter where there is a variety of sandwiches and cakes, and various teas and coffee. The family-run establishment makes many of their cakes on site, and I can recommend the orange poppyseed cake - light, fluffy and orangey. The atmosphere in the old building is like walking into an antique shop. Two wing back chairs sit in front of the fireplace where logs were burning; bentwood chairs, directors chairs, chrome chairs, couches, all vie for a spot at old and beaten timber tables. Around the walls are antique and new items of homewares and clothing for sale, all at reasonable prices. Tea was served in old floral teacups and teapot, with a friendly chat from the owner, who is a gastronome with a longing to open her own business. Thank goodness she took the plunge - The Whistling Cat is a gem, and I hope she does very well. Open 7 days, the email address is: thewhistlingcat@gmail.com.

  • Visited October 2012
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