Tastebuds @ Hills

Tastebuds @ Hills

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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Is this a place where you pay before receiving your order?
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles79 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
31
Average
11
Poor
6
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Brenda P
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Had breakfast at Tastebuds Cafe this morning, was shown to a table that had coffee cups and plates from the previous customers. The Waitress came back with a damp cloth, no disinfectant spray and proceeded to wipe the table very quickly. While we were waiting for our order we watched her wipe over six other tables as customers finished at tables, she used the same cloth and yet again no spray. No chair backs were cleaned and areas of the tables were untouched with her damp cloth, definitely not complying with a Covid Safe enviroment.
Written 23 September 2020
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Richard S
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 family
Service excellent, new style chips greasy and not appreciated - bring back the old ones. Veggie burger bland, chicken burger ok nothing special, coffee good. Seating pleasant. Table service works
Written 23 April 2021
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MosesPH
1557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Met a friend here for a coffee catch up - we were very pleased to see that it had lots of alfresco seating for the fresh air in these cover times. Enjoyed the coffee & muffin deal - good value. Good coffee and enjoyable time at catchup. Nice to explore the flower markets afterwards. Plenty of parking available.
Written 18 February 2022
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Gemma Gray
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Absolutely awful. My family and I came for a small lunch and we waited 45 minutes for two sandwiches and bacon egg roll. There was no tomato on the BLAT, one of the four main ingredients, the smell of the table cleaner smelt like horse poop and they ran out of one of their main dishes. But the coffee was ok and there was one good staff member that was friendly. All in all, the experience was disappointing and we won’t be returning.
Written 7 November 2020
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Liz W
Sydney28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Tastebuds is located at Hills Flower Market, Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills, NSW. I have dined here on many occasions and it is always the same experience. The staff are always welcoming and the food is ALWAYS delicious. The prices are really good. Toasted Reuben $9. BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) with lots of delicious chips is $18. Our daughter took us there for lunch on Sunday and my husband and I had the Tasmanian Salmon with salad. It was amazing and the first time I have eaten the skin, as well as the fish. The skin was crispy and delicious. The cost: $19. Well worth a visit, or two or three. After your meal you can go into the Flower Market for the freshest flowers. Lots of the usual and lots of Australian Wildflowers. Great prices. Once again the staff are welcoming.
Written 5 October 2020
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LongReefHacker
Sydney227 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
I am a fairly regular customer of Taste Buds but was disgustd by the meal served to me this morning. I ordered scrambled eggs and bacon on toast. The scrambled eggs were so overcooked they were rubbery. The bacon was cooked but cold. The toast was one slice of mediocre sourdough bread served ON TOP of everything else. Usually with a dish like this I would expect pepper and salt on the table. There was none. Thankfully the coffee was OK. For the price, this was a disgustingly poor meal. It was poorly cooked and the presentation was awful. I know fom experience that Taste Buds is much better than this but they blotted their reputation a lot today.
Written 31 December 2021
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Ja
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 solo
Come in for a coffee and a bite to eat. They sit me down at a table walk off. I sit there and watch as they welcome more people sit them down and take there order whilst im sitting there atill waiting to be served.
Written 19 November 2022
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Liz W
Sydney28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Well worth a visit. I have been dining at Tastebuds since they opened. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is always delicious. The prices are great.
Written 4 August 2023
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Burgess Hill19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Very disappointed in this cafe- first thing was that we did not get our 2 meals together-I feel that this is not hard to achieve. I had the corn fritters-more like a doughy pancake with very little corn. Being vegetarian I asked for no bacon and a poached egg-the egg came and it had already been broken-not an issue if you like your yolk everywhere-I don’t. I ate the egg and one bite of the fritter and left the rest. My husband had the Reuben sandwich and he said it was very bland with no distinct flavour. The coffee was average. Would not go back-maybe the cakes are a better option.
Written 29 February 2020
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Ince13
Singapore201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 family
Awesome carrot cake (hard admission for someone who bakes), cherry tarts. Definitely value for money. The blankets make sitting outside a nice experience on a wintery afternoon.
Written 12 August 2019
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eafromsydney
Sydney82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 family
So my favourite coffee place has been closed for renovations so I’ve been back at Tastebuds and am overjoyed that it’s just as good as I remembered it to be. So worth the drive down Mona Vale Road. Fabulous, strong coffee made by a barista who knows what he’s doing. Hooray! Scrumptious muffins, freshly baked on site and amazingly good value when purchased with a coffee lemon and ricotta was beautiful but dark choc and raspberry is king. Friands taste fab too. Lots of decadent cakes and gf and raw options. Frittatas and savoury muffins look interesting if you’re not in a cakey mood. Gorgeous sunny place to sit and enjoy my mid morning caffeine hit. Lots of locals and cyclists stopping in too. Great atmosphere. Lovely service. Nice people all round. :)
Written 1 July 2019
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Graham S
Tewantin4618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
... but my friends & I keep coming back & it does end up being enjoyable. Over the weekend TasteBuds is popular so no great impetus to upgrade anything ... sit on you hands & coast. Probably more like ... sit back on your reputation & don't mess with a winning formula. Food is fairly basic & I would suggest customers are not going there for the cuisine. Family & friends gatherings are most noticeable. Plenty for the kids too, who can become noisy in the close proximity of tables.
Written 26 May 2019
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robyn l
Sydney41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 friends
What a beautiful little café just off Mona Vale Rd at Terrey Hills. This was my 3rd time there & it was great each time. The staff are so lovely & the food is so delicious . I had the most yummiest Asian Coconut Chicken Salad & then finished off with coffee & one of their delicious homemade white chocolate & raspberry muffin. There is also a gelato bar . Dogs are very welcome. Afterwards you can meander through the Hills Flower Shop & watch the florists at works. So recommend this place for brekki , brunch or lunch. Such easy parking as well.
Written 25 January 2019
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wombat46
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 none
Has a great variety of meal options from sandwiches (recommend the Reuben) to full meal options. Quick service, you order and the bring it to your table. Coffee is available as take away also from the front counter. Good parking on site.
Written 15 January 2019
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trippas123
Sydney558 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 family
This is a regular coffee place for us. We visit every week to enjoy a coffee and homemade cake or muffin. It is a unique place with a friendly, casual atmosphere. An eclectic mix of furniture gives an informal look which sometimes boarders on grotty. A little more attention to cleaning tables and surrounds would go a long way. The biggest drawcard here is the home made cakes. A large selection of quality, tasty cakes is enjoyed. Parking is always easy with several options.
Written 6 December 2018
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