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“Beach Suspicions”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Coogee Court Yard

Coogee Court Yard
Ranked #21 of 95 Restaurants in Coogee
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Coogee
Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beach Suspicions”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

There's a risk in beachside cafes. On the one hand, they often get it right. They're often locals who have a passion for good food and good coffee and just love the smell of orange juice in the morning; on the other, more outstretched hand, they're in the greatest location and thus, don't really need to do much. Do just enough to get repeat business and you'll survive with the tourists anyway.

Which is exactly what the Coogee Court Yard does; the food is fine, the atmosphere is homely - you can smell the salt from the coogee beach! - but the service...mmm, questionable. Why oh why do I feel like i'm doing them a favour by sitting there?! I wanted desperately for another coffee, but after they'd given us our breakfast and initial drinks, we were never checked on again. I could have died at that table and they seemingly wouldn't have cared until it was time to split the bill. I basically popped out my shoulder trying to get their attention.

Even more frustrating was, as soon as you stand up, they're over there like hounds clearing your table for the next customers.

Cookie-cutter at best.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Have only been here for breakfast, the first time being with a coupon and was so impressed that we have been back several times. The juices are terrific and the serving very large with the option of large or small coffees. Prices reasonable.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Childs
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Milton
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A breakfast delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

A wonderful relaxing outdoor cafe at Coogee. Great service and menu choice. a Vast arrange of coffees and teas available. Located off the main street so the privacy was enjoyed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank miltonulladulla
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Sydney
2 reviews
“Breakfast Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Came on New Years Day for breakfast with our young family. Of all the breakfast cafes in Coogee this one had the best outlook for us - open air (it was a warm, sunny day) and spacious (our children need room). The prices were comparative with the others in the area - not cheap, but the portion sizes were great and we took a doggy bag to eat later on the beach. There were some bird droppings on our table which we had to ask to get cleaned (it was open air dining as our waitress helpfully pointed out), but that apart, the service was friendly and attentive. Food quality was good rather than exceptional. Overall, a place I expect to come back to often.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank pom-n-syd
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sydney
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic, best in coogee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

I go there every Saturday, great coffee, great breakfast, fantastic staff. Just slovenly place to hang out.

Visited December 2012
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