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Cafe Clarence

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales 2462, Australia
+61 2 6644 5305
08:30 - 20:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we got fresh eggs practically straight out of the pen to our most recent visit for scones and jam, we always enjoy coming here even if it's just a Toby's Estate coffee on the banks of the Clarence with the Eastern Water Dragons hiding in plain sight hoping for a dropped crumb.

Thank Brett H
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is situated in a lovely spot, by the Clarence river. As it was 2 yrs to the day since we moved into our new house, to celebrate we thought to try this pub as we had heard good reports. Not disappointed at all, lovely garden by the rivers edge, with plenty of seating. Food choice amazing, well presented... More 

Thank Susan W
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old pub with delicious food and an extensive wine list. Right on the riverbank so you can enjoy the view and river breezes.

Thank Katrina K
Woy Woy, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressed. Good food, good portions and colouring books available for the kids was a good move. Called in here on the way home. Waited 49 mins for ouch to arrive, but we had beer to keep us occupied. The kitchen staff and waitresses are a tight unit.

Thank Meegielou
weenabaird, Owner at Cafe Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It's a busy time of year for the Cafe. Have a Safe and Happy Easter. More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a coffee at this cafe. It's a lovely cafe with a nice view of a river. There are many tables inside and outside. They have a pub connected to the cafe and I saw customers getting drinks from the pub and having them with their meals at the cafe. Coffees were pretty ordinary but we would love... More 

Thank Sn0wchild
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803 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stop on the way north or south rather than Grafton. There is a great riverside location with a large and very pleasant garden. They served good cheap biscuits and good coffee. In the garden there were a lot of fantastic large and quite tame lizards.

Thank NomadicTraveller7
Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Really friendly staff, and the food was fantastic. It is a little pricey but you certainly get the quality. The views are beautiful and there are plenty of great places to sit along the river bank out the back of the Historic Pub. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and just love coming here to celebrate anything!

Thank marc_mcintyre
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great start to our family holiday, plain burgers and chips, so very nice, best chips in a very long time. Really nice setting, highly recommend this Cafe.

Thank smay68
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just off the Pacific hwy north of Grafton on the riverbank terrific little spot worth checking out especialy on a hot day

Thank Peter S
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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298 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a break on the way down south. We found this cafe at the back of the hotel which had lovely open grounds overlooking the Clarence River. There were ample outdoor settings under shaded trees. We ordered coffee and muffins all of which were good. The staff member who served us could display a little more of a welcoming... More 

Thank brudii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales 2462, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ulmarra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6644 5305
Opening Hours Breakfast and Lunch 8.30am - 2.30 pm (7days) Dinner 6.00pm - 8.30pm Tues- Sat Outstanding Coffee This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced meals in a setting on the banks of the Clarence River. It is right beside the Pacific Highway and is an excellent break point for those driving the Sydney-Brisbane highway. We have eaten there twice in the past week and were most impressed. We think it should be better known, especially as the service is especially friendly.

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