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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dine inside Samford's old Uniting Church - a converted rainforest cafe garden with colourful stained glass windows, mosaics and sculptures galore. Taste chef's seasonal menu of produce from the veggie patch out back washed down with wine and craft beers. There's also sweets such as unique cordials, syrups and tea for sale.
USD 3 - USD 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The setting is quite charming in the small rural suburb of Samford, however the food was certainly very disappointing. The fallout was missing in a menu that could have been a delight. Need to improve considerable before I would return.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the chicken on waffles and pancakes. The chicken on waffles was interesting and very tasty. Coffees well made and hot. Service was very good.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

10 tennis ladies were looked after so well by curly headed polite and obliging lad. Food was perfect. Lovely private room with plenty of atmosphere. Could not fault anything.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

We had come over for a bush walk and had read lots of good reviews about this place. When we got here, I opened up TA to find that recently the reviews haven't been so great and that maybe the place had changed owners. Keeping...in mind we were here at 10.30am on a Thursday, service was good and the food came out very fast. Everything was tasty, I couldn't complain. I've never been here before the owners changed, but I don't think this place deserves the previous bad reviews from what we experienced today. The area is beautiful and the Harry Potter shop next door was cool.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021

Always a favourite in the past, but reminded of long waits for food. Today is sadly the last time I will go to the Flying Nun. Wanting to take a special friend to somewhere special. Instead we walked out after an hour & 25 minutes...after arriving (5 minutes early) for our booked table. We ordered after we had been seated for 10 minutes. I overheard the consierge say 5 minutes later to prospective walkie ns that there was a 40 minute wait on food. They were reasonably busy - not as busy as I have seen. No explanation or heads up given to us. I politely enquired after 1 hour where our food was to be offered an apology & free coffee & cake. Hunger took over & we left to seek quick food in the village. Not good enough.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

I was really looking forward to try the food here, as it seemed like such a fun and cute place! I ordered their 'Corn fritters', which was one of their specialties...but it was basically a pancake with some corn in. And they tasted defrosted. It...wasn't presented well, and for $21 - I felt sad! Such a shame as the staff were lovely, but I wont be eating there again sadly.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021

The food here is average when it has the potential to be something really special. Their service was not committed and a waitress spilled my son’s chips on the table because she was careless putting his plate down.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 June 2021

Three orders for hot drinks; two out three orders bungled. Ordered 1/2 strength coffee in a cup and double shot in a mug. Young female ‘barista’ mixed up the order. Replaced one of the drinks with no apology. Surly attitude. Very quiet afternoon with few...customers, so work load was not an excuse!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 June 2021

We especially love the pancakes and go there regularly for a coffee, not a bad little spot, could be a bit cleaner though.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021

I’ve been coming to this cafe for a long time. It definitely went downhill when it changed owners, but it was still nice. I went there Saturday (29/05) and had the worst food I’ve ever had from a cafe, and that’s not something I say...lightly. First was a 45 minute wait for pancakes and big breakfast.. not a huge deal if the food is okay. Weren’t very busy either so unsure why a huge wait, but once again not a huge deal. When the food came out the pancakes were stone cold and the breakfast was also cold. The bread was so stale that it could barely be cut through and the chipolata sausages (included in the big breakfast) didn’t even come out with the meal. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Flying Nun Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5