We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elephant Boy Cafe

Is this your business?
329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 1393
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • 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
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (526)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 524 reviews

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

1  Thank John B
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
A TripAdvisor Member
1
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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Onesta Cucina
473 reviews
.10 km away
BD's Woodfired Pizza and Pasta
188 reviews
.11 km away
Eccetera Trattoria Pizzeria
165 reviews
.11 km away
Flour Water Salt
88 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame
332 reviews
.70 km away
Dirty Janes Bowral
172 reviews
.22 km away
The Corbett Gardens
106 reviews
.27 km away
The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space
22 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Elephant Boy Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:30
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:30
Saturday
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
Description
Web site is supposed to be www.elephantboycafes.com.au/, however the link is broken. Looks like they no longer have their own website.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing