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Elephant Boy Cafe

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329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 1393
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (9 reviews)
“curries” (17 reviews)
“book shelves” (10 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Most cafes are pretty sterile, especially if there is no view but Elephant boy is different. It has a colonial African feel and specialises in curries as well as coffee and flavoursome lunches There is table service, bookshelves with lots of old hardcover books, comfortable...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sad to write a bad review because understand how hard it is to make everyone happy but man is this a crook place. Food came and was stone cold, 4 of us all had same issue. One of us complained, they took plate away and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for coffee. The atmosphere is a little dark but interesting, not so sanitised. The coffee was ok, a little bitter. Staff were friendly.

Thank babydollq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stupidly went back in Saturday . Bad coffee and when I complained th old lady that runs the place , showed the same bad attitude as previously . The chairs are about to fall apart, but worste of all, lunch came out as cold for...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Bowral for 3 days and popped into Elephant BOy a few times for coffe & cake, or coffee and lunch. It's alovely cafe with great atmosphere.very old Indian Raj style. Lovely spot that is both reliable for good coffee and a light...More

Thank GiulianaSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here for ages. Popped in for lunch with a friend and pleasantly surprised with a delicious meal. The staff is great, owner divine!

Thank Gloria Jean R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, friendly staff. Great service and amazing food. Such a great atmosphere inside, loved the decor.

Thank Garreth B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a few bites of our lunch and left. We weren't prepared to let our kids (or ourselves!) continue eating the meals. We should have asked for a refund but were too embarrassed to point out how obviously abysmal the food was. The glasses...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Restaurant was characterful (although that disappears if you use the toilet) and the service was pleasant and quick. If the food matched the interior it would be terrific. Our food, which was only the soups, was no more than average, was warm rather than hot...More

Thank Balgownie
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We first came here years ago and like all things Bowral, it is glued to the past. Menu hasn't changed and continues to age with the eccentric customers. The layers of dust on the old books and costumes reminded us of some old great aunt's...More

Thank Beach F
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4861 1393
Web site is supposed to be www.elephantboycafes.com.au/, however the link is broken. Looks like they no longer have their own website.
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