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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

Delightful to have found this hidden gem for our weekend brunch. The greenery garden setting along with some quirky charming vintage decor made you feel like you’re out of the city and it’s a great place to unwind. The Viet fusion food was scrumptious and...the portion was generous. The fried spring roll was divine! 🤤 Would very much recommend this place. Lovely setup, friendly staff and pet friendly too!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and really nice atmosphere. The staff is friendly and their vegetarian options are great. The coffee was also amazing, 5 Stars.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

Go for the more traditional food, always have the Pho. Tasty, large and fresh. Servings of other foods is probably too big for my appetite. Interesting selection of drinks too.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2020

We just had a quick coffee here and were very happy. I have been here for food and coffee before and always been good. This time we had a table out the front which was well distanced from others. Service friendly and good strong coffee....Will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 July 2020

The cafe has complied with the government requirements, less tables than normal so you have to wait a bit, but the food and coffee worth the wait, they provide sanitiser where easily to access, staffs are super friendly and the atmosphere is so relaxing.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020

Was at the cafe 11 July. - tables too close, - name and phone number not recorded. - tables and chairs were not wiped down unless a customer specifically asked. - menus not sanitized or single use. - salt & pepper plus sugar containers on...each table ( and not cleaned after each customer) Live locally but had not been there in many months and I won't be going back any time soon based on today's bad experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

The Botanica Garden Cafe hardly has an inside beyond the kitchen -- you sit beneath canopies in a delightful, quirky garden setting. Lunch was excellent, attractively presented and very tasty. The beef pho contained generous amounts of meat and noodles in a delicately spiced broth....The pumpkin quinoa salad was ample and flavorful. The spring rolls were awesome -- very very hearty and accompanied by a zingy sauce.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 26 December 2019

At that time we lived just opposite side of the road, and I loved all the food and the garden. Thanks for all of that!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

A beautiful setting just opposite Waverton rail station If you are around Nth Sydney area and wanting to getaway from the day to day busyness Botanica Cafe may the ideal place Simply a delightful place to have a great coffee

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

Very good food and portions but the staff are rather rude and unhelpful with very little regard for customer experience.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2019

Nestled under a large tree and conveniently close to the railway station this delightful café offers great coffee and a wide range of food options. You can sit under cover or out in the sun and whilst there are steps into the counter, you can...just sit at a table and the staff will come and take your order. Gluten free was not a problem and the meals were delicious. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

Just went for a lovely morning tea! Unique ambience just lovely! The staff here are gorgeous and super helpful too. We had lovely coffee and some nice cakes. The banana bread is yum. There is plenty to admire around the cafe. Will certainly be back!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

I have been here many times for coffee and the occasional meal, and have always been happy with the outcome. This visit had me order the schnitzel burger, and my wife had the chicken and mushroom pie. The pie was delicious. The burger came out...an it looked pretty good....the taste was a disaster. There were quite literally 2 leaves of lettuce (one baby spinach and one red lettuce) with some kimchi pickles cabbage leaf, and the schnitzel. There was a thick coating of corn flake crumbs on the think slice of chicken and a hard slice of deep bacon, all of this presumably deep fried. It was heavy, and quite simple awful.....could not finish it as it was too greasy....and without a word of a lie the grease on my hands was worse than anything you could expect from eating KFC..... When I was paying, not so much as a question on how was my meal....? Sadly with 3 very good competitive places to this within a very short stroll, I will not be going back to this one.....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Lovely local cafe with a great atmosphere! It use to be a garden centre. Only outside seating but also areas undercover. They have outdoor heaters in the cooler weather. Coffee & food is good. Gluten free options also! Great cafe to take kiddies. They have...a small play area & also a fish pond which our grandkids love, so they are amused while we have our coffee.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

Lovely morning spent with my girlfriend enjoying incredible coffee and fabulous food. The eclectic furniture and decor makes for a relaxed and casual atmosphere but the food is bang on trend! Salads, sourdough, eggs avocado and topical seasonings complete what is a varied and ‘hard...to choose from’ menu. The place even smells good, has koi carp and sone lovely succulents!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Botanica Garden Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5