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“Where city people go”
Review of Wharfside Cafe

Wharfside Cafe
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Eden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Wharfside Cafe is a fully licensed cafe/restaurant situated on the harbour in Eden, New South Wales. Our view is beautiful and the fact that it is a working port makes it interesting as well. Dolphins come in close during winter and we have a resident seal that can quite often be seen playing around. Our cafe possesses a unique character with a mediterranean seaside feel. We take pride in serving fresh local seafood as well as a range of non-seafood meals and vegetarian options. We cater to the gluten intolerant and those with food allergies. Children are always welcome and we have choices for them as well. Our DiBella coffee is regarded as the best in town and we like to maintain this high standard. We are a friendly team of service staff who always strive to please our customers. During the high season we recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment. We look forward to serving you soon!
Gladesville, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
465 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Where city people go”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Cold & windy, standing at the Eden wharf looking at the fishing vessels at Twofold Bay was nice but damn it was cold. Being weak city-folk we simply needed a wind break & some respite. The tourist complex of restaurants & cafes on the wharf was always going to be the natural refuge in this small town & the biggest & fanciest looking place was the Wharfside Café.

Behind the large tinted glass windows were those big outdoor gas heaters, from the outside looking in it was like seeing the clouds parting & the sunshine shining thru. City people would be right at home here, the modern menu & interior go a long way to making lunch a relaxing & enjoyable leisure. Not indulging in anything too complicated, being on a wharf in front of the sea we had a strong urge to eat fish & chips, newspaper wrap variety but the fancy kind served on a plate with knife & fork. As strange as it is to eat chips with a fork it seems overly civilised in a place so far from the big cities. In any case, the view & the warmth made it hard to leave & so a few drinks later it was time to move on.

The Sapphire Coast is a proud oyster producing region so it was a must to indulge in the local produce, needless to say we like fresh oysters & the ones presented were delicious. The Eden wharf houses working deep sea fishing vessels & leisure ships for whale watching, naturally the wharf has a small tourist precinct which is home to several café’s & food options which range in price. The Wharfside Café is probably on the more costlier side by local standards but it is not too expensive. Staff were neatly presented & very courteous, it was a pleasure to be there.

Being a cold winter’s day with the windows & doors closed from the wind it was very aromic smelling roasting coffee whiffing around the café. Coffee lovers might appreciate this more than us but from my limited knowledge I thought the Di Bella coffee brand was pretty refreshing.

  • Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

While on holiday we chose this cafe for a birthday lunch as the reviews were good. We weren't disappointed. We all had the fish of the day with creamy garlic prawns. The grilled fish was perfect, prawns nice, and there were quality chips. The service was quick and friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Quality, fresh and local produce, very tasty, great service,variety!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The best seafood risotto or risotto I have ever eaten and I am an international traveller, every time I come here the food here never disappoints!
A quality restaurant/ cafe not to be missed!

  • Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fantastic food”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Great food. The tender calamari is all the name suggests. Superb. All the meals were great, the fish light and tasty. Service was good with friendly staff. Will come back.

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“wharfside cafe”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

i am a local and my husband and me love having breakfast here the views are great, the food is very good and the staff are super friendly, we take friends down for breakfast when they visit.
Love this cafe well worth a visit on your next trip to Eden.

  • Visited May 2014
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