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“If only the service matched the food!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Leaf Cafe Murwillumbah

New Leaf Cafe Murwillumbah
Ranked #7 of 46 Restaurants in Murwillumbah
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If only the service matched the food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

I have to agree with what has been said in other reviews, the guy who appears to be the manager is the most unpleasant person to deal with. The staff don't make any effort what-so-ever to make the customer feel welcome and don't seem to care when they give out wrong orders.
Very disappointing to have this kind of attitude in such a small town, they don't even smile!

On the other hand, the food is always fantastic (although the coffee is average at best).
The salads, satay tofu burger and falafel are all amazing. It's just such a shame that the whole experience is ruined by their complete lack of customer service.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank MissEverest
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  • English first
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English first
Soller, Spain
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good strong coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you need a coffee fix, this is the best place to go. There's a good selection of food and salads, all fresh and healthy - you don't realise it's vegetarian it's so good. Gluten free cake as well! Newspapers to read with your coffee.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank caminowalker2016
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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261 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Indifferent and slow service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Indoor/outdoor arcade seating in the Main Street in Murwillumbah so it's amongst all the shops and with an average cafe style menu. Coffee is ok, just ok in my view. What really let's New Leaf down is the indifferent, slow and irregular service. First couple of times it was noted but I didn't really think too much of it. After that... well I stopped going. Better options nearby in my view where you don't feel like you're imposing for being there.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank BSWAustralia
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Overrated, but ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We've been back here a few times and found the food to be just ok, as was the service. Some meals are better than others; the Middle Eastern plates are good but the 'Country Breakfast' doesn't deliver on flavor or portion size.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ashilleong
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Perth, Australia
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very tasty Vegetarian food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The New Leaf Cafe is a very popular venue for lunch and coffee, both for dine in and take-away. You may have a short wait to have your order taken. There is a good selection of interesting vegetarian food, with a Middle Eastern bias, including platters and subtlety spiced curries on the menu. My only criticism on the day was that my food wasn’t piping hot when served.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Marjade
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