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Ernies Kitchen offers an Australian vibe by the way of introducing native herbs, spices, flora, & fauna, into our dishes & drinks. We source locally and Australia wide supporting home grown businesses, finally, delivering our Australian inspired concept to your taste buds. Ernies Kitchen proudly embellishes "Tyrrell's Wines" form the Hunter Valley; premium specialty coffee by "The Laughing Pug" & Australian blended teas by "Tea Leaves." We hope to see you soon at Ernies
USD 5 - USD 22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cafe, Healthy, Australian, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews fried chicken pancakes lobster roll savoury mince lemon myrtle fritters cheesecake ham salad superb lunch thanks guys service was excellent portion size sweet potato coffs coast great coffee could not fault
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

The pancakes & savoury mince were both really good. Coffee was spot on. Chai was a tad too spicy but still nice. Just 1 off putting thing - your mask goes on your face and shouldn’t be worn on your hand. As a hospo worker...you have a responsibility to your patrons to do the right thing especially when Coffs was recently highlighted.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Matthew J, Owner at Ernies Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2021

Hi Ree, Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate your patronage & for choosing Ernies Kitchen & glad you loved everything. Just to respond here to a few of your comments. Our Spiced Chai is a 'fresh loose leaf Chai' not a powered...More

Reviewed 25 July 2021

We happened upon Ernie's while Hiking from Red Rock to Coffs (Solitary Islands Walk). Arriving starving hungry and in dire need of a Coffee (or two) Ernies was a welcome surprise. Service was swift, attentive and entertaining. My daughter and I shared the Corn and...Sweet potato fritters which were yummy (salad on the side was clever and yummy as well) and indulged in the custard spring rolls washed down with good coffee as a pat on the back for our big walking effort. Thanks Ernies, it was a nice finish to our big walk and gave us enough energy to walk the last few kms home.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

Always impressed with the great food and service at Ernie’s kitchen! Always serving exceptional quality food with a smile. Wagyu Wednesday is awesome value as well

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021

Tasty and very well prepared meals and great service, especially from Ernie himself. You feel like an old friend by the time you've finished! Wide range to suit all palates, including special dietary conditions like gluten-free. Prices are reasonable too.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly service, great food with excellent vegan options. Ernie is an absolute gem, thanks for a great lunch.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021

Best meal my partner and I have had on the Coffs coast in a long time! Highly recommend Ernie's as the staff were extremely accommodating and attentive. Atmosphere was absolutely divine. 10/10 everytime!!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021

My friends' meals were ok, but my main course was bland and boring. My complaint though is regarding the service. The kids working there hadn't a clue and obviously had received no training. Both of my courses were served across my friend seated to my...left - she had to lean back in her seat. I hardly ate any of the lumps of dough that were called gnocchi. When the waiter removed the plate I wasn't asked about this. My wife and I had a glass of wine each. When we had drunk these no one enquired if either of us would like another glass. A waitress asked me if we'd like water - still or sparkling? I replied that we'd have tap water. She then came with a bottle of still water which I refused, repeating that tap water would do. She returned with a jug and poured a glass for each of us. No one offered refills during our stay. My wife could see a waiter using his bare hands to ladle ice cream into a bowl. I saw another waitress scooping coffee beans into the espresso machine. I think there were six wait staff and no one seemed to be in charge. I found the laminated, glossy menu hard to read as we were close to a large, bright, red neon light shaped to read 'We listen and you dine'. Seriously? The bill was close to $200 for the three of us. The service was totally devoid of professionalism. The restaurant has potential but it has some work to do to achieve it. The plates were reasonably well presented but one asked how our meals were.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Matthew J, Owner at Ernies Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2021

Thank you Rob for your feedback & for choosing Ernies kitchen for your dining experience. Now here is our feed back to you. Firstly, our team are offended by your referring to them as "kids" on this review - as it is ageist & disrespectful....More

Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

Breakfast at Ernies was a delight thanks to Caitlyn and Sarah the crab omelette and eggs Benny great and coffee brew fantastic

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

Found this cafe close to where we were staying. Service was efficient and friendly... Pancakes were delicious as was the Eggs Benedict with bacon and a hash brown.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

We are only sorry we found this gem of a café on our last day at Coffs Harbour. Ernie gave us personal service and even though what I wanted wasn't on the menu he was happy to serve us our choice. We also noticed his...care and attention to other customers on other tables too. Great coffee blend too!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5