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AU$16 - AU$29
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to spend time with delicious food with just that bit of extra presentation, quirkiness and flavour. Service is excellent and friendly and the owner works the floor constantly with other staff ensuring everything is up to scratch. We can’t get enough of this...place with the seafront atmosphere, outside seating as well as lovely views from inside to The Bluff with the rolling waves. The fact that the outside area is dog friendly is a bonus and the green area in front of the restaurant often sees young mums meeting and small children just toddling around. In fact it is very inclusive with care taken to welcome everyone. I have no close connection to this Cafe despite this 5 star review. But it’s by far my favourite place in Devonport.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Located in the Devonport Surf Lifesaving Club building, at the Mersey Bluff Beach, is this delightful cafe. Its glass walls give you great views over the sandy beach and crashing waves. Open everyday for breakfast and lunch (6:30am to 4pm). It offers an all day...breakfast menu, with a number of staples, steak sandwiches, slider burgers, soft tacos, focaccias, fish & chips and salads. The prices are relatively higher than other cafes but there was no doubting the quality or the freshness of the produce.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

We ordered a take away meal… while we were waiting we were seated next to the kitchen which was in full view… I was shocked to see our meal, fish and chips being placed into the boxes by the kitchen staff with his bare hands…no...gloves, no use of implements ..had we not already paid for the meal, we would have left… I contacted the manager, only to be told that staff were encouraged to wash their hands regularly… seriously..??? Is this good kitchen hygiene practice… she didn’t seemed particularly concerned and no apologies were offered, she just thanked me (several times) for voicing my concern…. Not good enough, needless to say we will NOT be returning…More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

Great spot with amazing views. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was fresh and tasty. Coffee was of good quality.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Highly recommended Set right on the ocean great ambience Food was great reasonably priced Excellent bar and table wait service by pleasant efficient staff table service by pleasant efficient staff

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Great place for breakfast and good coffee. We all enjoyed our meals and nice view. Great for young ones also on the grass area.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Pleasant cafe situated by the Devonport Beach, menu provided enough choices, prices were reasonable, staff were friendly enough all be it service was a bit slow. Suit family and friends for brunch or lunch or just a coffee.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

We dropped in for a late morning coffee but ended up having brunch. Lovely location sitting at the waterfront; the staff were very attentive and helpful. Only one of us ended up having coffee. The cappucino was absolutely fabulous. The chilli scrambled eggs with Scottsdale...pork on black sourdough was a real treat and highly recommended if you like chill dishes, The Seafood Chowder was exceptional.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023

Lovely views . The menu is fairly basic . The food is very reasonably priced . Well presented . Good service.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

Beautiful spot sitting outside, best thing about the place is the location. Two fruit smoothies had very little taste, just a hint of pineapple and a hit of orange juice but no mint due to them being blended with so much ice, bland and $11...each. Salad was ok, chicken sliders small as they are but with very little chicken, sweet potato chips & aioli ok but you can't really go wrong. So overall the food mediocre and overpriced as usual is the case in Tasmania.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

A lovely small restaurant located next to the caravan park with a small simple menu with incredible food I ordered just a side of poached egg, sourdough and side of hollandaise. Firstly, lovely to see a small cafe that makes their own hollandaise rather than...using bottle store bought hollandaise. Poached egg was cooked to perfection as the white was fully cooked but the yolk was still runny. Came with family and some friends for a small breakfast and it was absolutely incredible. The other food my family ordered looked incredible as well Overall 5 stars in everything. Thank you for this delightMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

We dropped in for a late breakfast and was not disappointed. It was raining and not nice outside. It was nice and welcoming and very nice staff and great food. Good go back for sure

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Located just across the road from the caravan park where we were staying, Drift does breakfast and lunch: we went for morning coffee. The coffee was good and I had a gluten free muffin (with cream) to go with it: could not have been fresher....Great.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

Classic location meters off the beach. Scrumptious food plated to please the eye. Very helpful staff. A memorable first breakfast on our Tasmanian adventure.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

Staff lovely and food was perfect. Fantastic view also from the restaurant, I’d suggest the eggs benny. Hit the spot, best ever.

Date of visit: August 2022
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09saad
24 December 2017|
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Response from Julie N | Reviewed this property |
I don't have anything to do with the place, I went there and wrote a review of my experience. You would need to phone the café and ask them if and when they will be open over xmas/new year
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Brenda A
20 January 2017|
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Response from 492danel | Property representative |
Hi Brenda, Yes we are open every Sunday, we open at 9am. Breakfast menu runs from 9:00am - 11:30am and then the lunch/dinner menu runs from 12:00pm - the end of dinner service. Please donor hesitate to call the restaurant... More
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Drift is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4