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Cafe Balaena

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7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very welcoming place, great service, good food & coffee with plenty to choose from, both times we've been recently super impressed

Thank Lisa H
Wollongong, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and our two friends had lunch and then came back for dinner, it was so good. The menu selection was very hard to decide on, as there was so many nice dishes. The owner Dean is so friendly and welcoming and remembered all of our names. The service is fantastic and the wait time was minimal.... More 

Thank Michelle K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No better place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Hands down, this is the best place for honest, delicious food and just found out it is owned by a local family. Due to the popularity, service may be slow at times, but the location makes the wait worthwhile. For the price and delicious food on offer, give it a go!

Thank Mark C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved every minute of our time in this Cafe. Food was great. Reasonably priced and the Staff were very friendly. Will definitely be going again.

Thank Judy L
alice springs
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely restuarant. Happy, smiling staff and owner. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful meals. Lovely coctails and the deserts where delicious. Àte there 3 nights in a row. Will go back next trip.

Thank Susanne R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited several times each visit had been better than the last. Food delicious a varied menu excellent quality. Fantastic friendly staff thank you for making us feel welcome.

Thank Glynis D
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Try the pancakes,french toast and the many different flavours of coffee for breakfast you won't be dissappointed delicious.....and very friendly professional staff

Thank Angela C
Neuss, Germany
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One can eat and drink there in a quite relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed seafood, lamb, and tapas. Senior citizens are advised to share a main course.

1 Thank Jürgen H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is Devine, well presented and fresh, Coffee is great tasting and staff are very helpful. Dinner is A bit slow but that's because it's so popular. All reasonably priced as well. I'd go back no problems.

Thank Paul R
Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful spot to wander down into when staying at the Mantra...lovely staff and a quirky atmosphere at night right beside the water on the marina.. that we just loved. Dean (the manager/owner) is the biggest asset in the evenings as he moved effortlessly from person to person chatting and introducing himself. He is fun and adds to the overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 27
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4125 4799
What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?