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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Went here for Mothers Day. The food is excellent. Beautifully presented and tasty with a good selection. Coffee is good and the staff were friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 March 2021

Went there with my daughters for brunch. Low carb and vegan options. Food came out looking very tasty and we were not disappointed. The staff were great and eager to ensure we could get nice vegan and low carb options. Coffee outstanding. Portions average but...enough to fill you up.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021

The food was underwhelming for the price that they charged. However the ambience and service was excellent. We ordered the buddha bowl and veggie brekky. The Buddha bowl’s flavour palette was all over the place, notably the chickpeas weren’t seasoned at all and it felt...like the dish started every East Asian food on the planet without any consideration for the cohesion. However, the Sweet potato chips were good. Veggie brekky - the portion size was too small for even one serving. There were only 4 elements (of which the main element was a sliver of fried eggplant).More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 6 March 2021

Just walked in to mockingbird cafe. Very busy - 90% of seating occupied. We signed in via QR code - then entered. Waitress told us to wait outside. Others behind us entered code - walked in but none were told to wait outside like us....Very windy cold morning. 4 people already seated at table in front of doorway were moved to a table as they were affected by wind draft. New customers waited behind us. I was instructed to go to wind draft table - it was dirty and I asked the waitress to sanitise it before placing glasses and items on our table. The waitress grabbed a serviette and brushed over table and walked away. The patrons behind us were told to go inside to the cosy table at the back. We felt very uncomfortable and the hospitality was clearly selective. Our appearance easily stood out from the majority of the crowd. If you are an out of Towner or appear to look like one - definately don’t make this your early morning stop. Or for that matter don’t make the mockingbird cafe at Newcastle any time of the day stop🙄🙄🙄More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021

Loved it! Enjoyed all meals at table - corn fitters, taco's and the bacon and egg... The fritters were next level delicious - coffees were great as well. One thing I especially enjoyed was the order everything came out in was correct and with very...little wait considering it was such a busy cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 26 January 2021 via mobile

Went out for breakfast this morning. Was completely dis satisfied. Waited quite a while to be attended to at the door. We finally got seated then we waiting a substantial amount of time to get menus and have our orders taken. 3 tables came in...after us and got seen to before us. I ordered the mocking bird breakfast. Inside my poached egg was what looked like a hair of some form. I took the breakfast back and asked not to receive any food in return. I had one of the male staff come over and apologise in a very friendly manner and asked again if I would like anything else in return to which I replied with no thank you. Then a female staff member came over and persisted to agrue the fact that it wasn’t a hair. We made the conscious decision to leave the cafe. As we were paying for the remainder of the food, the female staff member brought the chef out proceeded to wave her hands up and down laughing and stating ‘looks she’s female, see she’s female’. Whilst we were trying to leave, I’m absolutely appalled by this behaviour of your customer service people. I appreciate not having to go any for the mocking bird breakfast but the manner that it was carried out in was absolutely appalling.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 18 January 2021

The prawn toast was just outstanding. In my opinion the poached eggs distracted from the umani flavoured toast. The turmeric latte had a ginger and cinnamon taste. V. good. Excellent service. Very safe COVID rules in place.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

Exceptional Service It’s really pleasant to attend a cafe where there is good food Put when the serves go above and beyond especially during peek periods demonstrates how well organised and professional your team are good job 👏🏻

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 November 2020

We are locals and LOVE this place. We have tried almost everything on the menu over time. Fabulous food, excellent service, great coffee. Do yourself a favour and try it out.:)

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Had brunch here this morning. Service was fantastic so friendly and hospitable, omg the food was amazing I could have tried everything on the menu. Great coffee too. Coming back ASAP guys.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Mockingbird is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5