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“Lots of room for improvement”

Penny Whistlers Cafe
Ranked #9 of 80 Restaurants in Kiama
Description: We are passionate about delicious food, excellent coffee and great music. We use local produce to create exciting and tasty dishes. We team up with Sydney roasters, Campos, to bring you some of the finest coffee beans from around the globe. Sit and enjoy one of the best cafe views on the south coast, and relax to our great selection of vinyl records.
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Description: We are passionate about delicious food, excellent coffee and great music. We use local produce to create exciting and tasty dishes. We team up with Sydney roasters, Campos, to bring you some of the finest coffee beans from around the globe. Sit and enjoy one of the best cafe views on the south coast, and relax to our great selection of vinyl records.
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Had lunch there today and enjoyed what I ordered but felt that there were a number of things that let the Cafe down. Firstly I was limited with a choice of what to order as I made the personal choice to refuse to order anything with "shoestring fries" - these are an abomination to have with a meal. If you're going to have fries/chips have the real things with some body to them!!! Secondly when ordering drinks I ordered a "coke" - surely anyone should know this means Coca Cola, but when my drink it was a NZ product called Karma Cola (which was sickly sweet) - I should have been advised when placing my order that they did not serve Coca Cola so that I could have made an educated decision, which would have been to order something different or not order a drink at all. Thirdly a carafe of water was provided but unfortunately it was served at room temperature rather than chilled - not enjoyable. The cafe was busy and unfortunately as a result very noisy

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

1st time visiting Kiama, stopped by Penny Whistlers before heading to Kiama blowhole. Walked pass this cafe while intending to go another, had a look at the rating on google and decided to give a try. The weather was a bit overcast on Friday but the view was still good. Moved to a table next to the windows so I could take better photos for the review.
• food was good, better than expected
• most staff were friendly
• clean settings and good vibe in the cafe

We will definitely visit again if we go to the area again and recommend it to friends and family.

Thank Loutus_Syd
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Penny Whistler’s is our No 1 favourite cafe/restaurant in Kiama. It has THE BEST location in all of Kiama and the food and coffee are great. The owner, Pete, and his lovely wife (don’t know name)are great people who genuinely care for their customers.

They have some unique food on offer and something for all - gluten free included.
They are licensed and offer some superb wines.

Do yourself a favour and eat out in this superb restaurant. Limited seating for about 50 inside and another 20 outside, but you can hang around in the sun until a table is free. It’s worth the wait!!

Thank Grahame A
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast here while staying in Kiama. Hot cakes were very good, eggs bene not as good as hoped. Coffee is decent. Staff were very pleasant and service was quick. It would be great if they could make the decor a little warmer and more comfortable...a lot of hard surfaces just make for a bit of a cold feeling (but then we visited in winter too so maybe in summer it has a different feeling). Lovely view though. Plenty of space to bring the pram in.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

With its superb location, fabulous food, and unique coffee (when available - regular coffee is always available), Penny Whistlers rates as one of our favourites. Come Spring and Summer invited musicians come in on certain weekends and create an ambiance that is first class.
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch a brekky or lunch at this wonderful restaurant run by a lovely local couple and family.

Thank Grahame A
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