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Cafe Narana

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Fusion
410 Surf Coast Highway, Grovedale, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia
+61 3 5241 5700
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“sliders” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
410 Surf Coast Highway, Grovedale, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Narana Cafe is more than a place for a coffee and bite to eat. The indigenous shop has a great selection of Aboriginal art works and other artefacts. The ceiling in the cafe has been painted amazingly and I would recommend going to Narana to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jdanielak
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful staff and wonderful menu. Very child friendly and lovely little walk to see the emus, kangaroo and wallabies that is free. $3 will get you food to feed the animals.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KarinV961
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Boys keen to see emus on school holidays. Narana the obvious choice. Decided cafe lunch worthwhile for parental delight. Indigenous platter nice (crocodile, emu-base chorizo & shredded kangaroo sliders ok) but salad bed ‘old’. Chocolate shakes, berry pancakes and coffee good. Overall experience very good...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank DrGreyhound
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Well this is a very very relaxing and nice place to go for coffee or a meal. We both had the Aboriginal Tasting Plate which was Croc, Roo and Emu meat plus Damper and a chilli and plum sauce with Rocket lettuce. Beautiful flavours and...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank chriskJ7789CF
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The little are where they have some wallabies and Emus is ok for a walk around. The Gallery is interesting but the Cafe is terrible. The day we visit the have a strawberry cake with evident mould on it, and a sandwich that look a...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Altaca16
Management response:Responded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your review. At Cafe Narana we take customer feedback & food safety very seriously. Once again we apologise for your recent experience as did our Cafe team member at the time. When made aware of a spoilt strawberry on top of the...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Tha staff are always friendly and the food is fresh and delicous The tables are set out so you can enjoy a private conversation without having to talk above noise

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Kerry-anne F
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were expecting kangaroo curry and a tasting platter of crocodile, wallaby and other aussie animals but they weren't on offer while we were there. Cafe was relaxed and laid back though and we enjoyed the food we did get.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank MelbourneYannii
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stopped here to see the aboriginal art and decided to have a bite before getting back on the Great Ocean Road. To our surprise the food was exceptional and also reasonable and very generous. The beet and macadamia salad was so terrific we ordered...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank l0rnd
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I had my first visit to Narana Cafe recently and was very impressed by the friendly service, great coffee, relaxed and natural setting and different menu items featuring a range of native flavours. Inside and outside dining are available. My friend and I shared a...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Barb C
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went here with my family yummy breakfast staff were lovely,really nice feel to the place would definitely go back again

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank sinead d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Cafe, Contemporary, Fusion, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Surf Coast Highway, Grovedale, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  City of Greater Geelong  >  Grovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5241 5700
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Café Narana is one of Geelong’s hidden gems, with a brand new breakfast and lunch menu featuring dishes inspired by native ingredients and Indigenous flavours. Serving specialty Seven Seeds Coffee, Narana has become a popular dining destination, for locals and visitors alike, seeking a cafe experience with a difference. We recently introduced a brand new selection of freshly baked housemade Indigenous inspired cakes - for 'coffee n cake' with a twist. Think wattleseed scones with wild rosella jam and finger lime whipped cream, finger lime cakes, finger lime white chocolate lamingtons, indulgant chocolate brownies and syrupy Quongdong puffs to name a few! The dining area in its' unique native garden setting and our cafe's striking ceiling mural, is just a small part of the total Narana experience. Our Child Friendly Corner complete with chalkboard, books & activities & Adventure Playground are always a hit with the little ones. Sit outside and take in your surrounds from the sunny alfresco deck or venture indoors where the fireplace becomes a sought after spot during the cooler months. At Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre Listen and Learn about Ancient Dreaming stories, Connection To Country through Songlines, artworks, cultural artefacts and bush tucker. Nestled amongst native trees, walkways, gardens & our resident Emu's & Wallabies, is our Cultural Education Exhibition Building, Art Gallery, Café Narana & Retail Outlet . Narana’s Art Gallery exhibits & sells artworks from internationally acclaimed and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists to suit all budgets. Experience Narana
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