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“Best time for all the family” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oaklands Cafe

Oaklands Cafe
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Pambula
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bega
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best time for all the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Oaklands complex is a great place to take family and friends. The cafe has fresh food, some of it grown in the Community Gardens on the property. The menu changes weekly and is always innovative.

There is an animal farm for the children, a nursery and gift shop and a gallery with Art and Crafts made by local Artisans.

As a local I often meet friends there for lunch or just pop in for coffee if I'm down that way.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Trish G
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English first
Merimbula, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Much more than a cafe!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Oaklands is a tourist destination! As well as the great food available, at reasonable prices, there's an art gallery showcasing the work of many local artists, and includes jewellery, ceramics and leadlight. There is a fabulous gift shop with a wide range of goods, and a Deli, where you can purchase locally-made produce, fresh eggs and much more. The plant nursery, with its soothing waterfall, has a great array of plants, pots and paraphernalia. There's even and animal farm with pony rides for children. To top it off, the architecture and decor are uniquely Australian. Don't miss it!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank judyfin
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Beaumaris, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Oaklands Barn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Love the architecture of the Barn, the food is delicious, reasonably priced, and the service is friendly.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Kerrie M
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Eden, Australia
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Oaklands Cafe in Pambula is one of my favourite places for meeting up with friends or groups for lunch. I eat there on average once a month, have had many meals there, and have never, ever had a bad meal. There is always an excellent variety and selection of meals, and it is always fresh and innovative. For example, I had a lunch there this week with a friend, and chose the pumpkin, feta and spinach pizza. I can truthfully say it is the most delicious pizza I have tasted with its delicate crust and wonderful combination of flavours. Their fish cakes and zucchini fritter stacks are also memorable. The service is always efficient and friendly, and one of the things I like about this cafe is its setting with the art gallery and superb nursery as part of the complex. It is definitely the place for lunch in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jacqueline J
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good cafe meal - nice outside atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Friendly service, happy to adapt the meal to suit fussy eater, and a easy park. The gallery, shop and garden nursery were a bonus.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jay R
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