Botero Roastery Cafe

Botero Roastery Cafe

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Hours
Mon
6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Tue
6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thu
6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant offer free wifi?
About
Botero We are a boutique coffee roaster supplying cafes all over Australia. Our roast-house and cafe is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and fine coffee. Come say hi!
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Playgrounds
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles430 reviews
Excellent
285
Very good
98
Average
26
Poor
8
Terrible
13
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Magie F
Strathfield841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 none
Had to go to Maclean te renew our drivers licences. Did not want to,return straight away to Yamba and had been recommended this cafe for a good meal. So we drove down the hill and parked. It was very, very busy, however the waitress found us a lovely corner table, that had been reserved, but not for another hour. So we were quickly attended to, our sign in form and pen brought to us with water. The wonderful coffee arrived. The meals we ordered took quite a while, however, as I said, it was very busy. I had pancakes with fruit, he had poached eggs with mushrooms. The food was excellent, freshly cooked, beautifully presented. So enjoyed by us both. The only down side, is the place is very noisy due to the type of building it is. Next time in Maclean, would certainly revisit, even if just for the coffee. Thank you for a great brekkie and coffee.
Written 7 July 2020
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Boterocoffee
Cheers Maggie! We're glad you found us and we hope to have you back again soon. (Mason @ Botero)
Written 10 August 2020
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JANDC47
Sydney64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We are now seem to be in the habit of detouring to Maclean just to go to this cafe. The cakes and coffee are outstanding (the small macadamia tarts are magnificent). The meals are also very good but ask what they have before you order - they seem to sell out fast. Getting there early may help. The lady serving us was extremely helpful and friendly - great table service.
Written 3 October 2020
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Boterocoffee
Thanks JANDC - what an awesome review. We are very thankful that you visit us as a detour and we hope to see you again soon. (Mason @ Botero)
Written 7 October 2020
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trippas123
Sydney559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Botero offers a great coffee and meal just a few minutes off the highway in Maclean. The coffee and food were excellent and the service friendly and enthusiastic. We loved the coffee roasting area and glass windows to see the process whilst enjoying the coffee. We rang ahead whilst on the road and booked a table for lunch however I think it would be fine to just arrive if not at peak times.
Written 27 October 2020
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julnol
Coffs Harbour832 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 none
We were probably the last orders before the kitchen finished breakfast service. It would have been better if we were just told to order coffee and cake. At $17 the pancake stack was possibly the worst I have ever ordered. The generous stack was dry and barely lukewarm. It was topped with very cold banana slices and a few strawberry slices. There were random caramel drips, no sauce. Luckily there were 3 dollops of mascarpone to provide some relief from the doughy dryness. My husband’s beans tasted fine but it was a parsimonious serve with an overcook egg. The lattes were terrific. Won’t be back as this was such bad value and the worst pancake stack encountered!
Written 23 July 2020
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Boterocoffee
Hi julnol - very sorry to read you weren't happy when you visited us recently and I wish we could have had a chance to respond to you in person to sort everything out. We're a small locally owned business trying to negotiate a constantly changing environment with less staff and as such your experience was affected by our stresses. We will take your feedback on board and improve and grow stronger based on that. I'm sorry we'll never see you back in our door but hopefully you can give us a second chance some time. (Mason @ Botero)
Written 10 August 2020
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elainej465
Queensland383 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 solo
This is my usual out stop when I travel this particular route. Today however the service was terrible- well actually one waitress was terrible. I ordered avocado, feta, poached eggs on sourdough with a side of mushrooms. Meal arrived & no poached eggs. I mentioned it to this 1 waitress who said ok & walked away. So I’m left with my meal which looked fabulous..I tried to get her attention again to see what was happening but to no avail so decided to start. Finally I got her attention & from a distance of at least 1.5-2m said it’s coming…my reply “aren’t you suppose to tell the customer” which she ignored. I finished my meal which was yummy & my tea then another waitress brings me the poached eggs…so disappointing & this 1 waitress behaviour reflects badly on what is usually a very friendly professional staff
Written 12 August 2021
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kate_014014
Sydney65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 family
Took an hour, it was only 1/2 full, ordered upon arrival. We were served by a very young and new waitress who was lovely, but the older waitress had a chip on her shoulder. Glad we didn’t have her Coffee nice, food nice although eggs Benedict, I don’t believe that’s house made hollandaise. No way are you maki g that from scratch and then pouting 1/2 cup to 2/3s cup on each patrons plate. It smothered the food like liquid cheese on footy nachos. Also massive plate of scrambled eggs and only one piece of soggy toast. The play area is nice for little kids, under 3/4. Very slow service, no one really getting anything or getting much done. Well priced
Written 28 September 2022
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Botero Coffee
Hi Kate - sorry to hear your visit with us didn't meet your, or our, expectations. We hope you'll give us a second chance in the future to show that we all work really hard with pride and love to run this small regional business. We do value your support and feedback.
Written 23 May 2023
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martysooty
Armidale368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 family
The coffee was good and came quickly. The menu was good and prices mostly reasonable. We ordered 2 curries which were well sized and enough for my husband and daughter. However, I ordered the beef stew. It tasted delicious but there was honestly no more than 3 tablespoons of stew on a bed of potatoes. I ate the stew in 4 bites and was hungry. At $19 I felt very ripped off.
Written 14 July 2020
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Boterocoffee
Thanks martsooty for the feedback - we'll pass this along to our kitchen team so that we can improve and grow. Hopefully the next time you're back you'll get more value for money. We do appreciate the four star review. (Mason @ Botero)
Written 10 August 2020
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Jericho83
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 family
Tried to get breakfast on holidays with the family but with tables booked and corona restrictions we ended up getting takeaway coffees instead. Whilst waiting we were disappointed to observe the corona restrictions waived for another family of 4 who clearly knew the staff. Coffee was good but damn what a slap in the face! Poorly done.
Written 3 July 2021
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TL
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 family
Stopover for lunch. The food was good, but my pork belly needed abit more rendering as there was still a lot of fat, n the skin was not crispy enough, the other dishes , fish n noodles were nicely prepared. But the coffee was great, much needed after hours of driving, left very satisfied. It was busy, probably best to book ahead.
Written 11 April 2021
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Peter M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Botero was very busy (usually a good sign) on the Sat morning we visited so there was wait for food. Staff told us of the wait and we were happy to sit and enjoy the surroundings. It was worth the wait. We enjoyed our burgers, the coffee is excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. Thank you.
Written 23 October 2021
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Botero Coffee
Thanks Peter for the great review! (It may have taken us a while to respond but we are very thankful!)
Written 23 May 2023
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Anita T
Forster12772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
We came off the highway to find a place for lunch. My husband noticed Botero and that it was quite busy. Always a good sign. We didn’t realise that the cafe is part of the Botero Coffee company which roasts coffee for the Northern NSW region. The coffee aroma is divine and the coffee is needless to say brilliant. We sat inside in the air conditioned cafe which has a wonderful atmosphere. I had the Vietnamese Prawn Salad which tasted fantastic and had six of the sweetest local Yamba king prawns in it. My husband had one of the lunch specials of chorizo and squid pasta which he adored. Prices were very reasonable and staff very friendly and efficient. We will be back!
Written 13 March 2021
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MichaelSides
Newport50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
Outstanding breakfast - daily specials and eggs Benedict were great examples of getting it right. Crispy banana bread, superb coffee and the roastery is right on the premises. Don’t miss it.
Written 24 January 2021
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David C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 solo
Today I waited 30 mins for a coffee at botero Maclean. I very rarely write a review but my experience just to get a takeaway coffee on the run was a painful experience. I sat patiently watching the barista having so much fun doing nothing and after sitting there for 30 minutes finally got my coffee. I won’t be going back ! Pathetic service.
Written 8 June 2024
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Botero Coffee
Hi David - you may rarely write reviews but we notice you've posted this same review across multiple review platforms. We responded politely on Google but this one feels even more determined and undeserving of a response. All the best.
Written 16 July 2024
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tlc1986
Sydney106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
My husband, 2 year old son and I had a delicious breakfast at Botero. Food and service were both great. We stopped by on our drive between Byron Bay and Sydney. The cafe has a great play area for children which is enclosed. It had plenty of toys to play with while we waited for breakfast. There is also a baby change table available in the bathroom which is handy when your boot is full.
Written 13 November 2020
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stellamay
219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 none
I stopped here and had breakfast with family recently. We ordered Eggs Benny all around. Two were with Salmon two without. The meals were very nice but took some time to come out, my only complaint is that there was far too much Hollandaise sauce on the meals. They were drowning in it. All of us at the table agreed that the amount of sauce was excessive, the coffee was nice although not overly hot. I would recommend this café. They sell a range of meals and cakes and has a nice atmosphere.
Written 10 August 2022
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Botero Coffee
Thanks for your review Stellamay. Sorry about the sauce issue when you visited. We're confident since then we've refined things in our kitchen and we hope you'll have a better experience when next you visit.
Written 23 May 2023
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