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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

A great trip to robe topped with a great breakfast, great staff an overall good food very impressive, the professionalism of the staff was too good, definitely going back to union cafe.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Really impressed with the Union cafe. Really busy between Christmas and New Year but they really were like a well oiled machine. Food took a while (fair enough because they were so busy, but they told us it would be a while before we ordered),...staff were friendly and the food was super tasty. Well done guys 👍More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Expensive ($93 for breakfast for a fam of 4) and felt like we were an inconvenience to the staff by being there. We experienced much friendlier service at the Governor.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

What a great local cafe. The zucchini and corn fritters were some of the best I’ve ever eaten. Coffee was strong, service genuinely friendly. Very enjoyable meal!!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

I wish I had found this cafe on the first day of my stay in Robe rather than my last! Coffee was excellent and the service was lovely! Sometimes when visiting a town you can feel like a bit of an outsider but the girls...made me feel nothing but welcome! There was even some goodies to buy and take home as well! I’ll be back when I am in Robe next!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Lovely corner Cafe on the main drag serving delicious food and drinks. It is crowded for a reason - service, food, ambience all top class. Highly recommended if you are in Robe.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023 via mobile

Yummy food, good portions, cozy place, family friendly. It's my second time here and would definitely recommend, good customer service

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

Everything is so perfect about this cafe- staff attitude, service and quality of food served. I loved various vegetarian options. I am particular when it comes to the quality of coffee and I would rate Union cafe and Mahalia cafe in terms of coffee making...similar. Mahalia has barely any vegetarian option. We went there several times during our stay in Robe and were never disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with a group of Swiss visitors. While the food was ok, we were being treated with disdain, after there had been a minor misunderstanding about their opening time (we arrived too early).. However, this was not the issue, we were happy...to wait until the kitchen was ready. But over the following hour staff did not once show any sign of interest in serving their customers, not to speak of enthusiasm for their work. Not even a hint of a smile, just grumpy faces that gave the impession staff preferred to be anywhere but there that Sunday morning. When our tour leader expressed his disappointment about the experience after the breakfast, he was summarly dismissed. They could not give a toss about a customers concern. This attitude is a real stain on SA's otherwise professional and service oriented tourism industry. Avoid.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023 via mobile

We had 2 meals during our stay in Robe. Breakfast was really yummy, I had the wrap and my hub had the bacon & egg roll both were delicious. My coffee was perfect. Lunch we both had the wagu burger & chips they were delicious....My hub ordered his usual strawberry milkshake large and it was large - perfect for him. I had another great coffee. The service was prompt and I squeezed a smile out of one of the girls LOLMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

The coffee is very good. The vanilla slice and apple crumble are to die for. And the wagyu burger is definitely worth a try. The service is also top-notch. Can't ask for more from a Cafe.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

This cafe was beautiful. Warm welcome by a friendly staff member, sit at a table and order at the front counter… Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options on offer. Our meals and drinks came quiet promptly.. they looked just as good as the cafe it’s...self. Fresh and delicious to eat. The smashed avocado I definitely recommend, can tell the pesto is house made!!! Glad we chose here for breakfastMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

Stopped in Robe for lunch on our way to Victor Harbour. After walking Victoria St we decided on the Union: the burger was upmarket and beautifully presented (no photo), and the relish was the sweetest and tastiest I've had in very long while. Coffee and...service excellent - a memorable lunch!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Went to the union cafe twice when visiting Robe. First time on the Saturday morning was great, lovely coffee. Second time went in and a woman was taking back her tea as they’d got it wrong. I got our coffees, went 300m up the road,...tasted them and realised they were wrong. Turned straight around and went in to let them know. I was perfectly nice to the girl making the coffees as many years ago this was my first job and there is never a need to be rude to people working. I let her know I thought we might have someone else’s coffee and this tasted like soy milk. Her reply was ‘well I haven’t made a soy in ages’ her tone was awful. She then decided to go through all the receipts to find ours before realising the girl had put them in wrong. Then she decided she’d make them again and I said ‘look I’ve been perfectly nice to you’ in which she replied ‘I’m making them’. There’s just no need for the attitude.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

We had breakfast this morning and the food was excellent however unfortunately the service and general friendliness of the stasis was disappointing.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Union Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5