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The Deck Cafe Lovedale

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia (Formerly Magpie Cafe)
+61 49309007
08:00 - 03:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 03:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 03:30
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made an effort to come to this cafe for breakfast. First impressions was the great view, followed by great coffee but unfortunately the food was a real let down. The meals portions were small and overpriced. The bacon was overcooked and eggs undercooked. Disappointing!!!!

Thank Eric T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined at the deck cafe for lunch a few times when we have been on vacation in the Hunter Valley, but unfortunately never for breakfast as have always decided to sleep in....After all you are on holidays! Since we are celebrating our 2nd Wedding Anniversary my husband & I thought we would skip our extra beauty sleep today &... More 

Thank Sarah B
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon the recommendation of some friends, we visited The Deck Café with them and some other friends on a spring Saturday morning. Set in very pleasant surroundings, it makes for a very relaxing place to eat breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning. While our party consisted of six people, and there were several bookings that morning, the staff were... More 

Thank Xenedis
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location was nice and sitting outside on the deck on a sunny day was beautiful. That's where it stops. The meals were overpriced for the serving size. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and both eggs were overcooked - the yolk was almost hard boiled. Visiting the Hunter Valley is usually about great food and wine. Best try one of... More 

1 Thank travellingeightball
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here twice this year. Food is always top notch and the wines are great. Some of the best in the Hunter. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Emwhal
Southport, Australia
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398 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our lunch at the Deck Cafe was a varied experience. The location seemed initially idyllic, with the verandah looking out over the lake and the green fields beyond, Unfortunately, it also faced the road and the noise of trucks regularly trundling past was a little distracting. Apparently, bugs coming up from the lake can also be an issue our waitress... More 

2 Thank ChrisandJudy1000
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times for breakfast and as always we were not disappointed. The view is relaxing and lovely. The food is amazing and plentiful as always. The service is always great and your are never rushed especially if you book.

Thank mto90510
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Whilst visiting a few wineries in the Hunter Valley we decided to find an 'out of the way' restaurant for lunch and decided on this place. The setting is brilliant, outside decking overlooking a pond, the service was okay and the food was good. We had a very pleasant lunch and, as you'd expect, some good wine

2 Thank Philip N
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing views here. Was pretty pricey and there was not a lot of variety on the menu. It is a fair bit out of the way as well.

Thank Juddy_AU
Wedderburn, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great food, great staff, priced well for the area. All 4 different lunch meals we had were sensational. Book ahead to get a good table overlooking the lake.

3 Thank Wayne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia (Formerly Magpie Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 49309007
The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale, The Hunter Valley, is a stylish restaurant-style cafe, open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Piazza Doro coffee.

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