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The Black Dog Cafe

381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4124 3177
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite rating this cafe only 3, I did like the place. Great atmosphere and located right beside the beach. We ordered muffins, which they took out of the freezer and heated in the microwave (not fresh), these were $5 each.

Thank Vieux-Homme
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had good lunch at the black dog. I had something with prawns in a nice curry sauce. Reasonable Prices.

Thank Max W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We vacationed in Hervey Bay for a long weekend in April 2017. We had breakfast at this cafe each morning as it was advertised as pet friendly. The staff were wonderful, and the food and service great. Well recommended.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast on the May 1st public holiday. Granted they were very busy as it was a public holiday but is this really an excuse for poor service and food quality? Coffee was good, drinks came out in good time, banana smoothie was...More

Thank Savannah F
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Don't be deterred by the name, this is a great little place for a chilled out meal. Best restaurant service we've found in Hervey Bay, very friendly and attentive AND they love kids. The menu is large and there is something for everyone. Good honest...More

Thank Journo77
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were in Hervey Bay for the weekend on St.Patricks Day and were supposed to be having dinner next door at Hoolihans however that was a madhouse when we arrived and we opted not to eat there and ended up at The Black Dog Cafe....More

Thank Bonnie U
Reviewed 19 March 2017

such a shame we found this cafe on our last day in Hervey Bay. food was excellent, plenty to choose from, staff were lovely. We had pancakes, beautiful, eggs and bacon, plenty there. highly recommend

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Black Dog Cafe and it was a positive experience. We went on a Thursday night and it wasn't busy so no need to book. (This may be different during holiday times ). There are a lot of choices...More

1  Thank Ros R
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Booked a table as it turned out no need to. Hardly anyone there which in hindsight was understandable. The cheesy garlic bread was quite nice. Entree of mini spring rolls was straight out of the packet from the freezer. My partners Barrumndi was ok on...More

2  Thank Gopies2010
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had a wonderful 3 Course meal consisting of Garlic Bread, mini spring rolls Seafood Platter and Plum Pudding and custard, with complimentary drink, everything was cooked to perfection, hot and very fresh, the staff were all very young but very friendly and polite, the...More

Thank veronica s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 42
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4124 3177
  • E-mail