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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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82 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
+61 7 5599 5116
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Perth, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After looking for somewhere to take our (Perth-based) group for dinner during our conference visit to Twin Cities, I settled on Bellakai. Of course, I awoke on the morning of our visit panicking as to whether I'd booked in NSW or QLD time. This was easily resolved on my way to breakfast and the staff were more than happy to... More 

1 Thank Kattkattkatty
Tauranga, New Zealand
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dinned here many times over the years. Our most recent visit was disappointing. The food was pleasant enough, although you wouldn't rave about it, presentation wasn't great. Prices aligned with fine dinning, this restaurant may have been that once but certainly isn't now.

Thank kim B
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bellakai Saturday 19/11/16 with 3 friends, who have never visited Coolangatta before, let alone this gem of a place. I have been to this place many times and am never disappointed. The food is always fresh, eggs (yolks) are that beautiful yellow that remind you of just freshly laid, hollandaise sauce, wow, bacon cooked how you like, mushrooms,... More 

1 Thank Rainel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the best coffee in town! Great food, super friendly efficient staff and a fabulous view of the pacific ocean.

1 Thank DianeMulberry
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant right by the beach and near plenty of parking at the strand. Food great 👍 prices good, highly recommend.

2 Thank Victor N
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Coolongatta for the first time, apart from landing at the airport. Was pleasantly surprised. Beaches were amazing, beautiful walks & restaurants were very good. Stayed with a group of ladies, 6 in all, all over 60. Accommodated at the Ocean Plaza, old but 3 bedroom apartment was adequate. Lovely views & apartment was clean. Will be coming back.

2 Thank Rhonda Y
Barwon Heads, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i recently had dinner at Bellakai with much anticipation given the recent positive reviews. Well unfortunately we were extremely disappointed with all aspects... the food ( average), wines overpriced and the service inattentive. We've been holidaying at Rainbow Bay for nearly 30 years and have been to this restaurant previously with similar results. Apologies but it just... More 

Thank Rowan K
Coolangatta, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never fails to please. Coffee consistently good. Situated directly across from the beach st Coolangatta, a great place have early morning breakfast and read the paper. Highly recommended.

Thank CAZCoolie
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was delicious. We had our 3 young children with us and the staff were very friendly. We would definitely go back.

1 Thank MReynold
Brisbane, Australia
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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The unique flavours and combinations of the entrees and share plates make this a wonderful venue for tapas lovers. The courteous staff were very engaging leading to a congenital at atmosphere in the restaurant.

1 Thank Denene2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 26
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Marine Pde, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Coolangatta
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5599 5116
Come and sit opposite the beautiful coolangatta beach,and enjoy our trained staff's hospitality and fresh cooked to order dishes.Our kitchen team has put together a great menu for you.At the moment and right up to the end of november the whales and dolphins put on quite a show.That kind of entertainment can only make our signature dish of the 'SEAFOOD TASTING PLATE'taste all the better washed down with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.Come and join our other satisfied diners for breakfast,lunch and dinner.Don,t forget to come up and say hello to our barista "extrordinaire" who, along with our own blend of VITTORIO coffee will produce the silkiest crema you,ve tasted.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?