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2 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4227 3090
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“crepes” (3 reviews)
“north beach” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully presented fresh and tasty food, great service and superb view to top it all off... Our fave breakfast, brunch or lunch place when visiting the Gong

Thank leebee1013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Wollongong on a regular basis and always make it to Mudcat for breakfast or lunch. Great food, great service and an amazing setting.More

Thank PRJ207
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi PRJ thanks for the review. Glad you like visiting Mudcat, it's a great little spot and we are very proud of it. Next time you are in town please let me know I'd like to say hello. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we were told by a waitress that the breakfast menu was still available, even though it was before 11am and the menu advertised breakfast till 11.30am. Once ready to order staff advised us that they'd run out of the ingredients to make scrambled...More

1  Thank Ashleigh O
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Ashleigh, thank you for your review. Yes our view and location is fabulous. Glad you enjoyed it. I'd like to discuss your comments and unusual concerns about our menu variety. Our menu especially breakfast includes options that are traditional, popular and the chefs creation...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went here for breakfast and after waiting for over an hour we never got our food. After waiting for about 30 minutes a waitress came over and asked us if we had everything. After saying we never got our meals, nothing was...More

Thank Cadickson44
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Cadickson, please accept my apologies. I am absolutely devastated. This service is extremely unlike what we deliver at Mudcat. We also pride ourselves on warm friendly service so Im perplexed what occurred this day and your comments about staff. I would be keen to...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There was really nothing to rave about unfortunately. Despite the website saying bookings were welcome, we were given the short shift when we tried to make a lunch booking and when reluctantly accepted, we were told the table would only be held for 5 mins....More

Thank Kathryn J
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, I'm sorry you feel that way about Mudcat. I'd like the opportunity to discuss this further with you. We don't take bookings and we haven't stated that on our website so I'd like to understand where this is being displayed so we can...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with my partner, great coffee, tasty and fresh food. Service was also friendly and efficient, has a great view too, highly recommend and look forward to going back!!!

Thank Nick C
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hey Nick, that's fabulous. Hope to see you again too. Paul Newman Mudcat Cafe

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Had lunch here on a Monday. Good service and good food at a decent price - all with a view! Well done.

Thank John A
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi John, thanks so much glad you enjoyed it. Paul

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

First time here and was very happy with food ;) great location looking out to the water , very friendly staff and were always there to clear tables , take orders get extra drinks. I will be back . Thank you

Thank Shellyhud
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Thanks Shellyhub we appreciate the review. Kind regards Paul

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Nice meals and fast service. Coffee is good and fast. Great location with ocean views. Staff are friendly. Good prices.

Thank Katefirmin
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kate. Kind regards Paul

Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a great place for morning coffee after exercising by the beach or for breakfast or lunch. Service is always friendly and the views are perfect.

Thank Rel12
Paul N, Owner at Mudcat, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate it. Regards Paul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4227 3090
  • E-mail
Casual, friendly atmosphere, serving great food simply and amazing coffee.