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AU$5 - AU$30
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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was good but quantity a disgrace for the price. Quantity not even entree size when it was supposed to be a main meal. Service also good. Will never ever go to this cafe.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food but way too expensive. Very good service nice view. Plenty of friendly staff good location. Average coffee.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Merimbula for a 10 day holiday and decided to have lunch at this cafe. Food was excellent, also the service but the quantity of food for the price was very poor. It was not even an entree helping and this was a...full meal. Will never go here again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Nice cafe style food, with fast and friendly service. We went in for a late weekday breakfast. Coffee orders taken almost immediately, and good coffee delivered before we had even had time to read the menu! I had scrambled egg on sourdough toast, and hubby...had bacon and egg roll. Both were prepared and delivered quickly, hot on arrival at the table, and very tasty. Service was good, the staff checked in a couple of times that everything was OK, and took a second coffee order. A good way to start our day.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Fantastic service and great food! We visited for Sunday breakfast and had a fantastic experience with our 2 kids. The food came out fast and was delicious. The coffee was great too! Came back later that day for a takeaway coffee. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

Visiting today via cruise ship to EDEN. Stopped here for a hot drink before our walk. So this place is right on the waterfront. As soon as we walked in, we were offered a seat, and our orders were taken immediately. I spied in the...cabinet that they had scones. So of course we had to have some. Scones came very quickly with some lovely jam and cream and they disappeared just as quickly. They were delicious and the tea and coffee that followed was really really good. And I thought it was quite inexpensive for everything that we hadMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Waffles were cold and hard as mud bricks and big breakfast cold ….not at all could it justify the $62 charge…never again … gone for ever….

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and we’re greeted by friendly staff. A great selection on the menu and sweet treats in the display. Lovely views but “Oh my goodness!” the coffee was amazing! The staff were friendly and welcoming. I’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Great views. Staff good however food atrocious..one of our orders was the sweet potato and haloumi fritters and side of bacon. Poached eggs were the only items not burnt. All other items were burnt!! Bacon crumbled and the croissant with bacon and cheese had no...taste. Experience was expensive for bad cafe quality food.. cannot recommend....More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

The Waterfront was once a great place to eat but certainly not any more. My daughter and I thought we'd visit for lunch last Sunday but we will never go back! We sat down and waited for someone to serve us - a girl threw...2 menus on the table and left without a word. I chose vegetable soup from the specials and my daughter the fried chicken. When hers came my order was missing. Quite a while later my inedible black lentil soup landed on the table with another serve of her chicken which was whisked away. We both thought our meals not enjoyable. When I went to pay, the charge was $109 which I knew was impossible. Oh sorry - we double ordered your lunch so we will adjust your bill. I am sure if I had not questioned the outrageous charge it would not have been picked up. There was no redeeming feature about The Waterfront Cafe, Merimbula - oh wait - the views ares still fabulous!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

Wonderful coffee and breakfast. Great staff and service. We sat outside in the winter sun and it was just lovely. The food was perfectly presented.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023

Its unfortunate that this restaurant which has the best seating space with a terrific view, has begun to be expensive for what its serving. In addition, the way the plates are brought out is pretty ordinary for the price. Service is hit and miss though...all staff are very friendly. Can also wait a long time to pay the bill at the counter. I had poached eggs, with added avocado and paid $32. Too much.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

Sign says “Table service, take a seat and we will serve you”. Well it’s been 20min, the table that sat down next to us 5min ago have just had their orders taken with no acknowledgment of us. There are other places that can have my...money.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023 via mobile

Have visited here before and meal was incredible. Revisited today and meal was terrible and cost was over the top. Has fish and chips and salad. Fish over battered and tasteless. Chips over overdone and dry. Salad had no dressing and all for $34 each...😝 service was good though from the waitress who served us. What a shame it has deteriorated so much. Save your money and go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

We went for lunch, and ordered a cheese burger each with a side of chips and 2 coffees. The burger pattie was very bland and the whole burger was pretty tasteless. The burgers were served on a brioche bun which was about the size of...a Maccas bun. We got charged $4.00 for a small bowl of chips which was a bit over the top for what you got. The two burgers, one chip and two coffees cost us $70.00 as it was $26.00 per bun. This was a waste of money and I would think twice about going back. One of the staff came and asked us if we were happy with the meal but turned away before we had the chance to answer. Other staff were very nice.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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I only go for breakfast, which is around once a month for the last couple of years. Have only had very positive experiences.
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Yes, The Waterfront Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Waterfront Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5