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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there before Covid and visited today for a birthday celebration. The food is still outstanding and the service very friendly. The chef came out specifically to discuss some alternative ingredients for my wife's meal as she is allergic to one item. The...weather was beautiful and the ambience in nature was fantastic. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Absolutely beautiful food, friendly hospitality and beautiful environment. Byo The food was delicious and generous servings.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2020

What a great place to have a meal - surrounded by beautiful tropical trees in a nursery setting, tables spread far apart for privacy and Covid safety. Excellent food too.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2020

This cafe really is a delight to visit, great atmosphere set amongst the palms at the rear of the nursery. As always friendly staff and good food

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

Always lovely food and atmosphere _ my Eggs Benedict were served on English muffins as I mentioned I like them that way and they were perfect! It is a lovely experience to sit in the tropical rainforest and look at the fish!!!!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

What a great find, have not been here for years, what a shame. Lovely setting, sort of rain forest setting in a Plant nursery. Lovely food, very large servings, good coffee, helpful staff, definitely a return to spot

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

Always beautiful food great service by Hayden and perfect setting. Like coming home when we eat here.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

We have visited this cafe many times,but on today's visit, we found the service lacking. No acknowledgement when we first arrived. We waited to be served,then the long wait for the food. We had two children in our party,and they had to wait the longest...for their food, it finally arrived one hour after ordering. Although the food was ok,we won't be returning in a hurry,and I wouldn't recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Every Friday my family and I visit this cafe and nursery, set in a nursery this cafe has such wonderful ambience and peace and serenity, coffee and foos are amazing. Always a creature of habit and order eggs Benedict

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Could be a bigger variety, unless you like burgers, pretty expensive on the whole and I eat out regularly. Quality of food is consistent and service ok BUT I really feel it is expensive compared to most on Central Coast for a lunch. No idea...why it is so expensive here. Not premium real estate. You can understand it more opposite the beach but this is just a nursery.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

The food is delicious here and the coffee is amazing. The only down is my kids wanted a muffin or cake and they didn’t have anything that wasn’t fancy.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019

Impact Plants Cafe is a magnificently sited cafe, located with a nursery, surrounded by tall trees, ferns and palms. It sits upon a raised deck, under which flows a watercourse full of nature and exotic plants and abundant wildlife. The food and service is great...and Impact Cafe is well worth a visit! While you're there, pick up some vegie seedlings or native plants for your own garden! :-)More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 12 April 2019

Set in a lush garden and nursery – a great setting for groups or couple. Dog friendly. Lunch menu was varied and good and varied choice of meals, with 11 friends there was plenty of choice and all agreed the meals were very good. Service...also excellent with pleasant and attentive staff. We will make this a regular luncheon venue - too good too go not go again.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019

Beautiful, peaceful location - you walk up a gentle ramp onto the “rainforest” deck surrounded by tall trees, birdsong and nature. The food was excellent and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. A refreshing change from the hustle of city life!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

There were 7 of us and we were delighted to find a table for brunch. The menu wa very good and we were all pleased with our choice of meal

Date of visit: November 2018
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Impact plants is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5