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Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Mexican, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Just 6km from Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, we are a licensed cafe serving all day breakfast, toasted sandwiches & scrumptious home-made cakes & scones. We use free-range eggs & superb locally roasted coffee. Other tasty options include local favourites such as the Big Beef'n'Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger, Breakfast Burrito or Chicken Quesadilla! Plus Bike Racks, High Chairs & lots of smiles! See you soon! Please check our website or our Facebook page for current opening hours. Regular Opening Hours 8am-4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. This also includes during School Holidays, Public Holidays & Local Festivals (Bright Spring & Autumn Festivals). However we are closed on Christmas Day
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Cafe, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Best ham, cheese and tomato toasted sandwich I have ever had in my life! Ingredients were fresh and ham was thinly sliced, so many layers! I couldn’t eat it all haha. Grilled chicken and salad wrap was also huge and delicious! Great value for money!...Nice outdoor seating area under trees. Friendly, fast service. Highly recommend you try this place!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023 via mobile

The rail trail has been on my bucket list for years. I have now ridden most of it, in both directions. The Rail trail cafe at Punka is a STAND OUT establishment. These people "get" cyclists. Well done. You are great. Other towns along the...trail, especially Myrtleford (!!!!!) could learn a LOT from you. Well done.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023 via mobile

A nice setting but $12.00 for 2 medium size average quality takeaway coffees plus extra for using a credit card. Really? Maybe it’s because they have the monopoly on the location. But everywhere close by charges $4.50 for a coffee with table service. These are...beyond Melbourne prices!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Lucy O, Owner at Rail Trail Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2023

Hi There, Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We recently increased our pricing as our local coffee roaster had passed on price increases to us a while back that we could only absorb for so long -before increasing our prices too. We...More

Reviewed 26 October 2022 via mobile

I loved the Rail Trail Café! I had the Garlic Mushroom Omelette and it was delicious! And quite big! The owners were lovely and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed afternoon tea and sweet snacks on our way cycling from Myrtleford to Bright. The cafe was not too busy. The coffee and food was very good. Sitting outside was very pleasant on a warm autumn day.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch during a ride along the rail trail. Disappointingly they were out of anything that we wanted to eat (no French toast, muesli, bagels or burgers). We settled for bacon and eggs which was nice but only one of our ordered...drinks made it to the bill. By this time I was too frustrated to order another one so I just went without.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Lucy O, Owner at Rail Trail Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2023

Hello and Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review. I am really sorry that your experience with us wasn't up to your expectations (or our normal standards). We do sometime run out of some menu items during peak times - as...More

Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

Our cycle group came here for morning tea on the way to the Buckland Valley. Service, food and coffee were all excellent.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2022

There early, breakfast burrito, and a coffee, went and sat on the old bridge to eat. Amazing food, great service

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

A lovely relaxed atmosphere. We sat outdoor (I don't think there is indoor Seating) under the trees/in the gardens. We had the french toast & chilli chorizo, avocado egg bake. Both were delicious & had great flavor. The coffee was also good. I had an...almond flat white & enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

We are never disappointed with this little cafe, plenty of seating out in the fresh air, a good variety of sweet bites and friendly service every time we call in - all this despite the COVID blues!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

Thank you trip advisor for recommending this special cafe. What a great local atmosphere on the Ovens River. My eggs with chorizo and avocado was absolutely delicious. Great coffee. Quick and friendly service. Highly recommended to others too.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 December 2020

Dropped in for breakfast and had a dish that was so good I can’t begin to describe it so I’ll post a photo instead.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2020

Good meals Good places to eat Good river next door Good outside door area to have a smoke I love it so much and good food.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

Would’ve liked to review this cafe but unfortunately on a Monday morning- after Melbourne could visit - they weren’t open! When checking it out lots of tourists were there saying that they should be open - unfortunately a chance lost

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

A lovely quirky place with awesome brekky at lunchtime.... we sat in the shaded area next to garden and pot belly fire. It wasn’t on as it was 29’c. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, Rail Trail Cafe offers takeaway services.

Rail Trail Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5