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Rosie's Cafe

48 Johns River Rd, Johns River, New South Wales 2443, Australia
+61 2 6556 5405
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48 Johns River Rd, Johns River, New South Wales 2443, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped for morning tea. Staff were friendly, fast and efficient. Food was definitely above average with generous portions. All cakes/slices/muffins home made and served with great tasting coffee - the Holy Goat brand. Worth a visit.

Thank 317Bothers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have always wanted to try this place since it was bypassed. Just about 100 metres off M1, north of Taree. Had the best bacon and egg roll plus coffee. Service was impeccable from about 3 young girls. Clean and tidy. Parking in front as well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quickly stopped in, on our way to Gold Coast for some breakfast and coffee. One of the Eggs Benedict's I've ever had and really great coffee. Our waitress was very kind and lovely. Might have to stop here again on our way back.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called on our way from Port Macquarie to Forster for a light lunch .Staff were very friendly food was good.Above average for a roadside cafe.

Thank Denis J
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped off here for a quick break, and settled on two home made sausage rolls and two coffees. There were three wait staff behind the counter and the café was empty apart from one other table occupied. We didn't have to wait long for the...More

Thank 2Lakers100
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

the girls were well groomed and articulate, friendly and efficient, the coffee was excellent and the carrot cake with cream and ice cream was moist and delicious. Ot is just one minute off the highway and a perfect place to stop the place is spotlessly...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great Food and Coffee. Nice decor. Lovely booths. A good selection of cakes with a nice lunch menu. Lots of homemade goodies. Really worth the very short detour from the highway.

Thank Dingo59
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There is a real void of easily accessible cafes on this stretch of the Pacific Highway but Rosie's is a great find. Just off the highway, it is ideally located for a quick stop to refresh and revive. Coffee was good and milkshakes were winners....More

Thank born2shop17
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for afternoon tea,great little shop,had scones and coffee... Will definitely be back for lunch soon

Thank TanandAnt
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Divert from the highway worthwhile. Al fresco dining available. Local produce and craft available. Coffee in large cups, not mugs and cools quickly.

Thank Ian D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Johns River Rd, Johns River, New South Wales 2443, Australia (Formerly Rosie's Cafe & Gallery)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Johns River
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6556 5405
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Rosie's Cafe is in the heart of the tiny village of Johns River just north of Taree. Nestled in the arms of the Three Brothers the area has long been known for its natural beauty. Rosie’s is a vision of picture postcard rusticity and is the home of “rusticuisine”, locally grown, seasonally based, good, simple food prepared by Rosie's food evangelist Luke, who sources the majority of his ingredients from the Café’s own kitchen gardens which are chemical and pesticide free. The gardens are enriched by the in-situ worm towers which recycle the cafés green waste into organic fertilizer. The basic menu is always embellished with specials featuring seasonal ingredients, and there is always something decadent for dessert, if you have never tried Luke’s Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie then you are in for an indulgent treat. Rosie's also has a Gallery, currently on exhibit are the works of local artist Judy Bray. Rosie’s gift shop is located within the Gallery area where you will find some delightful and unique gifts, beautiful decorator pieces for the home and delightful bath, body & beauty products as well as pre-loved clothing, ceramics and hand made jewellery. Rosie's also has a great range of cookbooks and gourmet products. The courtyard offers covered outdoor dining or relax under a shady umbrella and enjoy a perfect cup of Holy Goat coffee with your meal or a slice of delicious house made cake. We even have our own resident ghost. Her name is Amy and she is often glimpsed through a window or heard whispering in the Gallery.
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