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“Great for breakfast”

The Waterfront Cafe
Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award winning breakfasts, idyllic location!
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great for breakfast”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Had breakfast here twice. Within seconds of us turning up, a waiter appeared and found us a table and gave us menus. Drink orders (coffees) taken within a minute or two of this and then breakfast orders within another minute or two. There is a range of food for breakfast including multiple options for the kids and multiple variations on what you can have. Pancakes with berries, different types of muesli with fruit (a natural muesli with slivers of apple, rhubarb and strawberries was lovely although my jaw got a little tired chewing the many nuts), smoked salmon, avocado, salsa and a 62 deg egg, corn fritters, ham and cheese croissant, spinach and prosciutto jaffle (with a bit much gouda cheese), as well as the usual variations on bacon and eggs and omelettes. The coffee and hot chocolates are excellent and we were in and out both days easily in 30 min. The view of course is marvelous out over the inlet with the passing crowds to watch and a nearby kiddies playground. Heartily recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great Food”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Absolutely fantastic, great food, extensive menu for Breakfast to Dinner, beautiful view over the lake, friendly staff and fantastic service, very fast....

Visited January 2013
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Australia
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beer and people watch became coffee & a snack”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Boys had beers and watched the tourists and the boats while the women shopped and the teens did their thing. Good service great location but very busy. Seemed to be the it place for eating so it had the busy buzz not everyone likes. It was noisy inside but perfect outside. It is not cheap but its fun for people watching enjoying the sun, the view and hanging out.

Visited January 2013
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Wollongong, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Location and great food”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Excellent boardwalk location and great little kids playground just outside. Food really yummy as well. Heaps of seating

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The reviews are right, very very good”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

So through chance, we ended up spending NYE in Merimbula. Not the social hub i expected to be in but that's were poor planning had us on the trip back to Melbourne. So for NYE i booked the Waterfront Cafe because I looked at Zanzibar but they were going to charge us over $300 for the night for a one hat restaurant! Sure they are the only one in town but seriously? So next on the Tripadvisor list was this place and I must say the service was the best I have had in many many years! I also left the biggest tip i have in many many years because I was so impressed. The food was also excellent. Not just because I went with little expectation but because it was very well prepared. We were never waiting around long for the next course and drinks were refreshed regularly and without fuss.
The Waterfront doesn't come across as a fancy place and it probably isn't but well worth your time if you want some quality service and food to match!

Visited January 2013
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