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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Amazing coffee shop and gift shop. We stopped at this little cafe for lunch and it was great. Food was tasty and service was quick. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Lovely cafe and the shop has a great selection of collectables. Food and service excellent. Grilled Banana pancakes were fluffy and tasty. Great spot for catching up with friends midway from Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Café Sorella in July 2022. The tiny town of Forest Hill is full of charm and all the shops along the main street are pretty and inviting – the locals definitely take pride in their town....Back to Sorella – the place is a find. The main building has a gift shop full of homewares and craft items that are perfect for presents. As you enter you order food including coffees, lunch and other snacks. The service is homely and friendly (the type of place where all the family all helps out behind the counter and know all the local customers by name) We sat and ate in the adjacent building which had a vintage vibe with several tables and chairs for customers with cute little plants on the tables and wooden shelves with crockery around the room. My friend ordered a steak which she raved about and I had a smashed avo, poached eggs and haloumi on toast (yum). I love coming to new places and would recommend a trip to Forest Hill and Café Sorella if you are in the area. We also noticed the Actor Matt Passmore was recently at Sorella as per a photo in the café as he was born in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Cozy cafe with lots of goodness to discover. Since the cafe expended, the place has so much extra room to dine in. The four yard at the back, the homelike Gelato space, and more. The Best affogato I had for a long time! I love...the environment!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 December 2021 via mobile

We arrived and we were one of only 4 groups. Air con wasn’t working on a 35 degree day and restaurant was full of flies. Hugely expensive menu. Waited for a long time and (no sign to tell us otherwise) we went looking for service...only to discover that you are meant to order from the counter in the building next door (???) an hour later ( after we got up to ask where our food was) it arrived with no apologies. Tasteless and even missing some promised ingredients. Only saving grace is that the ice cream is delicious :)More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Waited over 2 hours for breakfast on Mother’s Day. The tables were so unorganised, having to squeeze past someone’s table to enter the court yard, trying to not trip over on the uneven path. This was very difficult with a pram and a baby. Flies...everywhere and no shade with the sun blaring in your face. Finally breakfast arrived and to my disappointment some of the meals were served in a cardboard box whilst the others were on ceramic plates. The coffee’s were also served in takeaway cups, we paid over $50 for just the coffee’s. We ordered two serves of Pancakes which tasted worse then the shake mix you buy at Woolies and were also cold. To make it worse one of the dishes had burnt pancakes, which were inedible and disgusting. For over $100 what a disappointing Mother’s Day Breakfast, to make the situation worse I rang up and booked the table prior to and we still waited two hours for breakfast. Other people who ordered before us were served. Will not be returning anytime soon.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021

Recently visited with a group great atmoshere a food pleasant staff actually wanted to serving you food yummy , mid range prices great selection by far best of two cafe in tow

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021

I keep going back to "Sorella" such a hidden treasure and food is absolutely YUMMY. Gift shop has such inspiring wares Thank you to the owners of Sorellas you do the town proud.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2021

Went here for breakfast. They have a great menu. But the service was very slow and it wasn’t very busy. The other down mark was that the food was served in a cupboard box and takeaway cups even though we were eating in the restaurant....Coffee wasn’t very hot and it was very sweet (l don’t use sugar) so not sure on the milk used. The food was okay not great. A nice gift shop to wonder around.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2020

Really enjoyed our coffee and cake at Cafe Sorella. Great gift shop here too. Such a cute town Forest Hill.!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

Love coming here - regular visitors and if you sit outside its dog friendly. Always great food and coffee. Gnocchi / smashed avocado are 11/10. Delicious.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

Great for spiders(drink), home baked goodies(apple and custard slice) and generous breakfast serves. The cafe also has a great, quality range of homewares and fashion. Service was very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

O you really must experience this fine dining, fantastic menu and portion size, something for everyone. Wait staff were friendly just thought the tables, loved the decore and high end goodies available for shopping.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

We stopped in for a coffee whilst out exploring the region. Cafe has a huge selection of very tempting sweets to enjoy with your coffee. Service was friendly. Cafe doubles as a gift shop with an elecetic range of gifts, something delightly to treat yourself...with or as a gift for a special friend.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

We enjoyed great bacon and egg toasted sandwiches for breakfast with excellent coffee after and early outing before we had a chance to eat. Very tasty and quick service

Date of visit: May 2019
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Yes, Cafe Sorella offers takeaway services.

Cafe Sorella is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5