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USD 4 - USD 28
Bar, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional and consistently good. I’m really happy to come here with friends for a celebration or solo for beautiful sashimi My fave go to in GC

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a large long black coffee on the aquatic centre side of the restaurant. I was the only customer there. The staff member told me it would be a 15 minute wait. I know it's a busy Sunday but it took 45 minutes after approaching...the counter and asking where my order was. I wrote a similar review a few years ago and I thought things would have changed but they haven't.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

When here today for morning tea. After being seated we waited for 15 min, no one came near us. No eye contact as they walked past several times was made. Absolutely nothing. With that we left. I’m happy to wait when you can see busy...people working but this was the second visit this week with absolutely no customer service offered, it was definitely our last visit. Ended up at the Seaway Kiosk for the best customer service ever. We had a wonderful lunch. So if you have a lot of time to sit & wait to be served go here but if your after great customer service maybe look further as there are other wonderful places around that area.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Great spot with views over the Broadwater and the Aquatic Centre leisure pool next door. Had a great Eggs Benny with smoked Salmon and a freshly made green juice! Top notch, staff were friendly and efficient!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 23 February 2022 via mobile

I really liked it here. Quick friendly service - the coffee & brownie I had came out quickly and I enjoyed them. The brownie was big. No fuss and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 22 February 2022

I ordered a "House smoked ocean trout salad" for lunch. For $28.60 I received a 90 x 15 x 15mm piece of smoked fish, 4 or 5 small lettuce leaves, a few slithers of potato and a small handful of watercress. This feast also took...the best part of an hour to arrive. The rest of our friends at our tabel were equally underwhelmed with their meals. I have no problem with paying $28.50 for a lunch but please, that was a joke!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 8 February 2022 via mobile

Have eaten here before & always happy. Decided to enjoy a nice lunch in a pleasant setting before the trek home Not many in restaurant when we arrived as was only just past midday Took ages to take our order. Chose to have bread before...meal never thinking for a second it would be treated as an entree. When finally arrived, Bread swimming in grease & not overtly tasty. Ordered 2nd round of drinks at this stage. Other diners started arriving, ordering & getting their meals while we sat & sat & sat. Even our drinks were empty. Finally we enquired (1.2 hours) to be told rudely ‘it’s coming’ & we sat some more. No more drinks offered & no one dared come near us. When it finally arrived, (1.5 hrs) I asked the waiter if our meal had been forgotten. I was told it was because we had an entree (garlic bread!!) & nothing forgotten. Still no more drinks offered. Meal nice enough but definitely not worthy of the expense or wait Removed 2 soft drinks from account which was appreciated but I feel they could have tried harder Will think twice next timeMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

We use to really like it here. Service could be slow but food was good. Not now services is even slower but food has gone off. It was greasy and drake grease patchers on plates. The croissant was heater only micro wave and was soft...and wet. Taken of our list till improvesMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

Great coffee & ambiance - location is amazing . I actually only had a a takeaway cafe lait which was just perfect Thankyou

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 16 January 2022

I visited with my mother, and we both enjoyed it. The food was good, they had no trouble accomodating her gluten free requirements, and it wasn't even too expensive.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Ian W
6 January 2019|
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Response from CafeCatalina | Property representative |
Hi Ian, It might be a little too late but we are changing operating hours to extend into the evenings as well. At the moment we offer a bar snacks and tapas menu from 3-6 Tuesday to Sunday but we hope to open from February... More
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Cafe Catalina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5