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“Worst Meal Ever”

Katipo Coffee House Deluxe
Ranked #7 of 9 Coffee & Tea in Bondi
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worst Meal Ever”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Three of us had a meal here recently and it was the worst food and service I've encountered.

My wife ordered a Caesar Salad and it was inedible. It's ingredients were an old Iceberg lettuce
cut into four quarters, some dried chicken and bacon on top with a small amount of dressing.

The waitress with little comprehension of the English language asked, " is everything OK " and when I said no it wasn't. I said meal was a disgrace and with that, she said OK and walked off.

I then spoke to the manager and his reply was there was nothing wrong with the meal and that the ingredients were fresh. As you can see from the photo, the lettuce is that old, it's gone yellow.

When I paid for the meal there was no avenue open for a refund for the salad and had to pay.


see attached photo and it doesn't even resemble a Ceasar Salad.
Avoid at all cost,

  • Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Port Macquarie, Australia
2 reviews
“Great atmosphere, food and coffee.”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Came here two days in a row on a recent trip to Bondi. Was staying conveniently just across the road from it and found the coffee here to be quick and delicious. The food is excellent and varied and even has vegetarian options. I had the scrambled haloumi which was divine! Another added bonus is the free wifi. What traveller doesn't love wifi? The cafe itself is decorated with various artworks and they play excellent music. Shout out to the wonderful efficient staff for working so hard and delivering great service, especially to Charlie? who ran back out and gave me my umbrella when I forgot it. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a good coffee.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank SezzahD
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San Diego
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to eat and wifi”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Staff friendly, food excellent, service was great. I recommend this place to eat and there wifi is great!!!!
Thanks to the staff for accommodating us!!!!

Kim and mike from San Diego

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Kim Z
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cool vibe with less than average food”
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Sorry... I know this is a much lives local joint, and the atmosphere is very pleasant (and coffee is decent) but the food is pretty poor. Plenty of nicer places in Bondi to spend your money.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank BettyBee99
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not the best service”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Ok cafe
Service is less than ok
Staff need to smile more.
Dear owner, get your s*** together and employ friendly happy people

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ozmexx
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