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“Very Good Coffee”

Nambucca Boatshed Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sydney
Level Contributor
113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Good Coffee”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I toke coffee twice from this restaurant. It was great. The staff were nice and helpful. Setting off the water is also great.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank m76gmm
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English first
Sydney
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, not lovely service - not very often I write a bad review”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We were walking past one morning when I decided to get a coffee. I was $0.30 short for a coffee so offered my eftpos card. This was refused and a big sigh and fuss was made of taking the extra money out of the tip jar. Who carries money on their morning walk? Hard counter for customers and staff both to negotiate. Coffee was made and slammed on the counter and I left. Disappointing experience for such a lovely spot. Easy parking and toilet facilities are both available too. It's a shame we had a bad experience as some of the menu items sounded nice and we would have returned for a meal had we had better, friendlier service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Kathy G
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Nelson, New Zealand
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a shame”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

With such a fabulous setting, right by the water, we were looking forward to a relaxing atmosphere, but it was just the opposite. We arrived at 11.30am and a small queue of people coming from the front and the back entrance of the cafe caused a squash right in front of the entrance to the kitchen so that the wait staff had to ask to get through each time they came and went. Some people wanted cooked food but apparently they close the kitchen from 11.00am to 12.00 so that the kitchen staff can prep for lunch. That means that for an hour you can only get coffee and cake, nothing hot. What's worse is that even if it's 11.45 you can't place your order for when the kitchen does open up. So not only are the customers unhappy but the staff are pretty tetchy too. A few simple design changes could make the cafe area far more user friendly to both customers and staff and maybe they should think about a few changes in the kitchen too!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Christine A
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