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Goanna Bakery and Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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171 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 2629
08:30 - 15:30
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Sun 08:30 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent revamp after flood: a few changes but still the same casual cosiness and very good food: vegan friendly... I had a very tasty vegan lasagne!

Thank Robin R
Lillian Rock, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Goanna Bakery and Cafe have a culture of providing healthy, organic, vegetarian food either as take-away or eat-in and caters for vegan and gluten-free diets as well. The staff are young and enthusiastic and is friendly enough that one can readily connect with other patrons. Goanna also bake bread, vegetarian pies and exquisite cakes!

Thank Graeme B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Overpriced and sloppy with a horrible atmosphere. A very poor attempt is made to source fresh, organic ingredients. They are deceptive.

Thank MintyBell
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Food is function over form and taste. It is going to be additive free, pesticide free and love free too. Typical crowd of stuck up wannabee eco nuts. I think it is getting better though, I will be back to review again, give you a second chance, tree huggers.

Thank andrew m
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I walked in at around midday on a Monday, thinking this place looked friendly and well organised, before ordering a take away coffee, along with take away toast with honey. It came as a great surprise to me when I was handed a paper bag with said toast, along with a small container of honey in it, and then advised... More 

3 Thank Greg M
Grafton, Australia
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355 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is not a huge café and finding a seat might be hard during the lunch rush but there is a nice range of great food and good coffee. We had falafel wraps and roast vegetable and goats cheese toasties plus coffees. I had one of the sandwiches and the flavours were fantastic. Prices are on the high side for... More 

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Lismore, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful healthy food.Good service.Good variety of food.Beautiful bread made on premises.Lovely toilets and water to help ur self free.Always happy with our visit there.

Thank Laurie W
Evans Head, Australia
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123 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

First Bakery come cafe we have been into where you cant get a salad roll or wrap, really surprised us, the salad was there as was the bread rolls. Anyway other then that the food was good as was the salad bowl. Maybe im too picky but we love our salad rolls and wraps. Coffee was very good.

Thank Evans_Head
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I am a coeliace and when I asked the person behind the counter if a meal had wheat, gluten etc in it they said I don't know and didn't attempt to ask anyone

Thank Leesa R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I am sad to say that I will never return to this cafe again. I have on more than 4 occasions now received super long wait times, extremely rude service followed by the incorrect and overpriced order containing ingredients I am allergic to. For a cafe which is known for its gluten and dairy free options they just can't seem... More 

2 Thank Lukejames79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Keen St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 2629

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