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“Good coffee”
Review of The Kookaburra

The Kookaburra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Aussie themed Coffee/Pie shop. Serving excellent Bold!Bean espresso and coffee, frozen frappes, specialty teas, and delicious Aussie meat pies and treats.
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service and good cafe con leches. I have not had the food here but the coffee is good. A good place to go if you are walking by or in the area.

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marianna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“meatpies?”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

im sorry to say but......with all the time i have spent in sydney, australia....i have never seen a meat pie such as the ones that were served to me here....we ordered 3 different pies to try them....they were nothing like Harry's Famous Pies Since 1945 in sydney, australia....
Harry's Café de Wheels is over 70 years old, and has maintained a tradition of daily fresh pies....
maybe The Kookaburra has americanized the food? we didnt try anything else on the menu....will stop in again on our next trip to st. augustine.....

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Zoya M
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TheKookaburraShop, Owner at The Kookaburra, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hello pinkcadet,

Thank you for visiting The Kookaburra and for your feedback! Our pies are indeed different from those that you experienced at the iconic Harry's Cafe de Wheels in Sydney, which I myself have enjoyed many times. Ours are more stylized after the gourmet homemade pies found in areas around northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, where my family is concentrated.

Our pies are baked fresh (much like Harry's) by a local baker who lived in Melbourne, Victoria for a number of years and brought her own unique influences to our recipes. As we usually have several true blue Aussies come through each week for our pies and espresso, we've intentionally kept them as authentic as possible while adapting a bit for the to-go environment here in St. Augustine. We listen closely to our customer feedback, and have been very happy to have received an excellent response by both our Aussie and American customers.

I certainly hope you enjoy your next visit to The Kookaburra! Next time have a flat white or long black to accompany your pie, as we use organic fair trade coffee roasted fresh for us by Bold Bean Coffee our of Jacksonville. Again, I appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again!
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Virginia Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Addition, Skip the Chains”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great new addition to the growing Saint Augustine culinary scene. Owners Spencer and Meagan have carved out a warm and friendly niche on the square offering coffees (organic and fair trade), smoothies, pastries (sooo good), and best of all, Aussie meat pies. We’ve become regulars!

  • Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Best coffee in St. Augustine! We were on a trip down from Brooklyn and stopped in here the first day. We liked it so much that we came back several times. The owners are fantastic as well. Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank WonkaHutt
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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
“Sweet Aussie Sensation”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I took my Australian boyfriend to the Kookaburra for a surprise breakfast and coffee so he could have a familiar taste from home. He rated the pies highly and the coffee was spot on! The owners Spencer and Megan are great to chat to and they know how to make great quality coffee with fresh beans supplied by Bold Bean coffee out of Jacksonville. Get in and say G'day to the team, highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank walktheboard
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