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82 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
+61 7 5599 5116
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“poached eggs” (19 reviews)
“oysters” (20 reviews)
“pork belly” (18 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
82 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
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1 - 10 of 726 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Two years since we last visited this restaurant, but what a difference. There has been a change of owners and it was noticeable. The menu is basic, the food lacked the amazing flavours of the past and the service was slow. With us and three...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were frequent visitors to Bellakai on a recent holiday and can't commend this eatery highly enough. The food and location were fantastic, but the friendly, professional service were so lovely, we just kept coming back. Thanks Anna, Nina H, Luke and the rest of...More

1  Thank aussiebee294
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a drink here but we're impressed by the service which was friendly , helpful and personal. The setting, style and ambience are all positives.

Thank Liz19761129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About to finish 2-week stay in Coolangatta and met at Bellakai (Red Umbrellas) almost daily at 11am for morning coffee and a couple of magnificent brunches. Wow, what a great place! Apart from lovely coffee, banana smoothies & shakes, the slices were to die for...More

1  Thank mick3280
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with friends during Coolly Rocks. Staff bent over backwards to find us a table. Food was amazing. Loved the view

1  Thank kimz120
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We are long term clients of Bellakai and are pleased to report the change of ownership has done nothing to damage our opinion of the venue. In fact, we feel it has revitalised the place and it is now as good as it was at...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff and the new menu is. Lovely location and the music set it off for a good night. Excellent steak albeit a bit of gr. Fish of the day is the pick grilled.

1  Thank simono329
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had breakfast twice over the weekend. day 1 was slow service but great food and coffee, so we thought we would give it another go. Day 2 was much quicker and the food was still excellent. try the mushrooms.

1  Thank androo1
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

While in Coolangatta and in need of Breakfast, we visited Bellakai and enjoyed a great meal. One of the few times I have been asked how I would like my poached eggs. Plenty of good Bacon & eggs cooked perfectly, all while enjoying the panoramic...More

1  Thank Marion B
Reviewed 6 June 2018

2 scones and coffee $27 every year we come to coolangatta the prices here have gone up.breakfasts still good,but better value to be had elswhereMore

7  Thank donotten
Bellakai C, Owner at Bellakai, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for visiting Bellakai. We are disappointed to receive any 2-star rating, and read your review regarding our prices, as they just don't compute. Our scones are $4.50 and regular coffees $4.00. Even if you ordered and were charged for extras (e.g. soy /...More

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21 April 2017|
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Response from BellakaiCoolangatta | Property representative |
We have held many functions and events at Bellakai. We have set menu options , ala carte, dietary requirements and special children's menu . We are not b.y.o, plse phone 55995116 for other information
Christine R
28 December 2015|
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Response from Sk8r59 | Reviewed this property |
Not usually as they have full liquor licence but they occasionally make exceptions for special occasions and special bottles of wine/champagne.
Paul S
12 November 2015|
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Response from WendyFr2015 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I did not book but just walked in off the street. They were very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Coolangatta
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5599 5116
  • E-mail
Come and sit opposite the beautiful Coolangatta beach and enjoy our hospitality. Our kitchen team has put together a great menu for you, look out over the water while sampling our extensive beverage list. Down to earth staff, hearty modern Australian dishes, freshly baked sweets daily, and amazing Vittoria coffee. What are you waiting for?
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