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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Really disappointed , have been eating here for the last 10 years and now probably won’t go back for a very long time . Food very average and not enjoyable , coffee un drinkable , asked wait staff if they had changed coffee beans or...new owners was told “ no barista today floor staff making coffee” ! Not good enoughMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Very disappointing, food was unappetising (tasted awful) and expensive! No one at my table enjoyed their food and couldn’t even finish the cold French fries - even Macca’s 🍟 taste better. This cafe used to be great what happened? Won’t be going back!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Very disappointed decide to have scones and cream. Scones were flat more shape of a big biscuit and just crumbled had to eat with a spoon. Serving of cream & jam was miserable. Two people beside us same problem soon as you tried to cut...just broke up into crumbs.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Good food. The calamari was excellent and the eggs and bacon were yum. Bacon were thick slices and so tasty. Service was slow though but we didn't mind. And they did miss a hash brown and a tea order which were refunded. Lovely cafe. We...enjoyed itMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

We just had brunch at the Paperbark, not having been there for a few years. It used to be good. Not so much any more. The food was okay, and I probably wouldn't have bothered to write a review either way based on that. But...the service? It was weird. Rude, like we were annoying the wait staff just by being there. There were three on duty and the first one being rude and snippy seemed odd. Then the second one also seemed annoyed and surly. So much for the two younger ones. And then the third, older lady was the same! It wasn't just rude, it was weird and strange. Considering it's not cheap, I would say don't bother any more, which is a pity because pre-covid we used to eat here fairly often.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023

Very disappointing, rude waitress, $17 for Entre sized meal? Of cherry tomatoes/dressing with blob of mozzarella, l thought was a poached egg. No mention on the menu. Revolting. Misleading menu. Will never go back again. So overpriced. NOT WORTH IT

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2022

This place used to be brilliant!!! Unfortunately they have changed, but not for the better. There is a strict cut off between breakfast and lunch times so if you're there by midday, you are limited to very few lunch menu choices (about 5-6 options) and...they are all expensive! There are no other pre-made options like toatsies, focaccias, rolls or wraps available whatsoever. We went for lunch and 3 out of 5 of us ended up choosing a cake option because it was all so pricey!! I ordered a beetroot salad because I needed something healthy and substantial and left at least half a cup of bland lentils behind, on the plate so it definitely wasn't worth the price they were charging. No 'specials' board or soups either. There was no smiling from our waitress and our experience was a let down. Never again will I visit here. I'll take something from Tram Xpresso next time.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022

We visited the nursery and restaurant for lunch, we chose a grazing platter for 2, which was great. However when we were leaving I did notice a specials board but the wait person, had pointed that out to us, and it was in a position...where we couldn't see it. The sour dough bread was beautiful as was the pate.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

I have been coming to this nursery and cafe as a monthly treat with my mum for over a year, always on a Friday, have loved it and looked forward to it. I have been building a native garden and have spent many dollars on...plants here. However, today we had to change the morning to Tuesday. My mum asked for an extra plate and the waitress told her, in no uncertain terms, that if we wanted to share the two cakes we would be cutting it and exchanging the cut pieces to each others given plates. I know that is logical but the point is my mum asked. We were then asked by the waitress, who by this time was quite obviously annoyed - Would we like any beverages with the cakes. We were so stunned by her tone we did not know what to say, she asked again even more loudly. Please note the other waitress was absolutely lovely. But needless to say I did not purchase my plants from here today - actions have consequences.More

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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

This is a regular spot for coffee and cake but we decided to have lunch for a change. We shared the platter and a bowl of chips - plenty for lunch and everything on the platter - pate, cheese, nuts - was appropriate and tasty....Being a Monday there was plenty of space without booking and even though it is winter the enclosed verandah area was warm and pleasant. What’s not to like in these surroundings. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022

The two gnocchi meals were barely warm. The pulled beef meal had an overpowering flavour of BBQ sauce but was at least hot. The only meal that was enjoyed was the halloumi salad meal. We were so disappointed with the meal that we left without...having a hot drink. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

Our meal took ages to come out and was nothing like what it said in the menu. We wanted to order cake after our meal and was told to- Go and sit down and someone will serve you we don't serve you at the counter!...They were abrupt and not at all friendly. We felt dismissed and told off. I said that no one was coming to our table as we had had our meal and we were ignore. They wouldn't even look at as as if we were doing the wrong thing. It was rude and atrocious!!!There was only two waitresses in a busy cafe. Someone eventually came to our table and they were not at all friendly or nice about it. Then it took 1/2 an hour to bring the cake to the table. We went up to cancel this and was assured it was on it's way 5mins later... still waiting. Safe to say that we will never return or recommend it. Very poor service and extremely rude!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

I selected the vegetarian meal and asked for the gluten and dairy free option. The meal came out with cheese, so I sent it back. When the new meal came out very quickly, I hoped they hadn't just removed the cheese! I asked for cracked...pepper. The grinder was jammed and the the ceramic base shattered. The waitress stood by while I picked out all the pieces. She didn't offer to replace meal. I probably should have insisted. Now, 2 hours later I feel unwell with nausea and cramp, so I seriously wonder how DF and GF the meal wasMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

Paperbark cafe was lovely . It was in the most beautiful setting and after your food you could go for a stroll In the nursery or the gift shop at the front . The staff were lovely , warm and friendly. They do table service...and the coffee was very good . The lemon myrtle yoghurt is beautiful. We all loved our meals !More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

Service was very slow and staff was unfriendly except for one out of the three who were there. Served our coffee first and we had to wait for our scones to come. By the time they came, coffee was cold. We didn’t feel Customer Service...was directed to the customer but rather to the convenience of staff.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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  • Food: 3.5
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  • Value: 3.5
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