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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Nice welcoming Cafe, good menu, food lovely presented. Coffee was great!! Ordered sour dough lightly toasted with butter & peanut butter, nice crunchy crusts smooth peanut butter. Husband ordered bacon crisp & crunchy cooked perfectly accompanied with 2 poached eggs on toasted sour dough sprinkled...with chopped parsley lovely touch. Try for yourself you will be impressed!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

After scouring the villages for a decent breakfast, from Bundanoon to Bowral via Berrima I've come full circle. Janeks was my local when I lived in Bowral and I feel like I've come home. The cafe itself is beautiful, the chairs are very comfortable and...stylish, (take note cafe owners who think it's acceptable to seat your customers on cheap metal chairs). The staff are lovely, the ambience is perfect and the music is excellent. The coffee is the best I've had in the Southern Highlands and the cup size is normal, as opposed to the ever shrinking ones in other cafes here. Now to the food, the presentation is exquisite, and it's obvious that great care is taken to present a beautiful plate. The food itself is perfect and delightful and the pricing reflects this. I can't stress enough what a relief it's been to finally find somewhere to enjoy without leaving feeling disappointed, again. Thank you George, you truly are a gem and your cafe is perfection. As for the negative reviews, ie $15 for a sandwich, that's normal, try paying $15 for 2 scones and $7 for a tiny coffee in Berrima.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

Been here a few times and, if it wasn't for the Campos Coffee, we would never have gone back. If you go on a weekday, the usual girl there is not suited to customer service. So many times, we have been asked "where were you...seated" or "what would you like" when we are the only ones in the cafe and she has already taken our order and delivered our food/coffee. If the order isn't written down, then it comes out wrong. Order an "eggmany roll" and get a bacon and egg roll etc. The coffee, however, is always good - well, it's Campos (my favourite) so thank God. Last time we went there on a Saturday morning and, although the service was better, the order was still wrong and we have decided we won't be back. Even though the coffee is good, they have just done their dash.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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George Jawabreh, Owner at Janeks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2023

Dear Alison, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. This is not how we aim to run our business. We're currently making adjustmens to make sure certain staff are suited to customer service. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to...More

Reviewed 26 November 2022

We ha. d lunch today at Janek's. The menu had some interesting items. The food was excellent, the portions were decent sized and. service was fast, attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was clean and there are big windows good for people watching on the pedestrian...street outside. Would go back in a minute.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2021 via mobile

Cafe was not busy, 2 staff on the front counter with no one waiting, except me. I will start up to the front counter and was told “won’t be long“. After five minutes of standing at the counter without placing an order, I gave up…...Not sure how this place is still in businessMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick coffee on a roadtrip. They serve Campos, which is my fav. The coffee was so delicious I had to go tell the barista after

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

I ordered a sandwich and coffee expecting to pay a similar amount to other cafes in bowral. A big surprise in store though. A toasted sandwich was $15 so I cancelled and asked for a croissant. My coffee was fine but the croissant was so...stale it was inedible. The owner was rude . A great pity and I will not be returning or recommending it to friends . As a local resident I was embarrassed.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Really overpriced! $5.90 for a small hot chocolate! Can get the same in another local cafe for $3.50.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021

Ordered coffee and cake for the family and were forgotten about. After 30 minutes we asked where our order was and were told they had overlooked it. When the order came it was wrong four times, in the end gave up and just accepted we...had wasted our money on the experience and moved on.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 11 January 2021

dropped in to have a coffee and tea. The service was quick and tasty Campos coffee The staff were friendly and orders came quickly

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 January 2021

Travelling though we stopped for lunch as we have previously stopped in the same location (but different cafe). Our order consisted of 3 meals, all toasted sandwiches. After waiting an hour, we did enquire about our order and was told that ‘we were next’ another...half an hour passed and our order had just arrived. Disappointing that there was no warning given about an hour and a half wait time on orders, with the only explanation was that “we are understaffed”. The order I believe was relatively simple to prepare. We will not be dining there again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

$54 for Eggs Benedict,that was overcooked and barely any sauce, bland egg and bacon roll, coffee and milkshake that were OK. Offered our details for Covid safety but didn't bother taking them. Would not recommend nor will we return. Less than friendly.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

two people for a sandwich and normal sized coffee each cost $41.80 for two... average fare weak milky coffee....first and last here and would not recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

The waitress seems like a career change is in order, put out by our request to clean a dirty table. Then my daughter ordered a salad, got charged $28 as apparently can only charge as a salmon salad and the menu can’t be adjusted. Pretty...rude with no warning for a bit of lettuce.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

A bit disappointed asked for two ham and cheese sandwiches. Received two toasted sandwiches which we did not ask for. Also two English breakfast teas which arrived in extremely small teapots and cups and the price $40.00 Seriously its a sandwich nothing else. $15 for...each sandwich your kidding!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Janeks Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4