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This is a delightful venue just on the edge of town in Pambula. I was here for a work commitment and my boss and I (she's a local) had only a short time for lunch. The place was rocking but we found a table outside..., explained to the server that we were in a bit of a rush and our meals came out reasonably quickly. They were fresh and tasty. I would love to return for a longer linger. Its a great place. QR codes to order/pay would help as I went to pay (we were in a hurry remember) and there was a long queue at the cash register as a large table paid individually!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

My husband and I ate lunch at Oaklands Cafe three times during the week that we were holidaying on the Saphire Coast. Between us we ate eight different dishes and would enthusiastically recommend each one. The range of drinks is impressive and each one we...tried was delicious. The staff were pleasant as was the environment. We will remember this place for next time.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

What a fantastic place!! After a 4.3km walk from Pambula Beach we thoroughly enjoyed our two salads (GF and DF Tom yum prawns and summer salad, along with a tropical juice and a cold pressed coffee with GF DF coconut ice cream. Will be going...again!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

Friendly service and delicious great value food. In lovely rural setting. Nice to see people who actually care about what they do.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Oysters were very plump and tasted of the sea. Paddle of beers were good but do not have the Mojito as a finish to the luncheon.! It was flat soda with mint and sugar - disappointing and the staff didn’t seem to care less.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023 via mobile

Visited the Oaklands Farm and Cafe with my partner and we had a fantastic time. We got the Rubens vegan toastie and the sausage roll and salad from the cafe. The food was exceptional! We also had beers from the brewery, the staff were lovely,...gave us a taste test of what they had on tap so we could definitely get something we liked! The cafe owner is so lovely, so vibrant and full of energy. She has created a beautiful menu and space. We also had a lovely time looking through the shops they had, full of gifts and things around the home, we bought a few things as the prices were fantastic. We got farm fresh honey for $7.50 I couldn't believe it. 100% would recommend visiting this place. Such a beautiful farm.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

What an amazing experience!!!! After being seated in the outdoor area as we had our 2 large dogs with us, the cafe owner, whose name we did not get, greeted us and our pups with open arms. We ordered our morning tea and the owner...brought out some tasty snacks and water for the pups. The food was delish and the Scottish Breakfast tea was lovely, hot and strong. The owner took pics of our dogs for her doggie wall. Overall this was a highlight of our time in the Merimbula/Pambula area. Cannot recommend this cafe enough!!! Brett, Sharon, Remmi and OuzoMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

We had read the favourable reviews and they proved accurate. A "gem" in the Dapphire coast. Smoked chicken paninis were the best we have ever tasted. A not to be missed spot for the area. Service was excellent and plenty of options on memu and...specials board.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023

This is such a friendly restaurant to go to .You can have a cup of tea and cake or a beautiful meal for lunch.The food is so fresh and beautifully presented and generous servings.It is always a pleasure to eat here.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023

Whilst staying in Eden recently, we chose to drive to Pambula and have lunch at Oaklands. On the day we were there, it was very busy, but we were able to find an inside table. Your order is taken at the table and the meals...we chose were delivered to us in a prompt manner. We also enjoyed iced coffees, which we had with our meal. There are some interesting decorator shops and a nursery in the complex, along with toilet facilities.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

My wife and I went to Oaklands for brekky and were absolutely astounded. Coffee was great, breakfast was delicious, staff were friendly but not " in your face". This place was recommended to us so we were sceptical BUT our scepticism was unfounded. Well done...Oaklands. We will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2022 via mobile

A cafe with character. Coffee with great crema enjoyed inside on another cool December morning. There is a plant nursery and gift shop on the property here. Great to explore.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent. I had the Tom Yum soup with Tofu. It was really good…spicy but not excessively hot. The environment at Oakland’s was busy and well attended. I went for lunch and enjoyed it so much that I returned for lunch the next...day.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022

I had lunch here in late March, earlier this year (this is a tardy review). I ordered panko crumbed calamari with a salad. The calamari was in strips rather than the usual rings and it was delicious, the salad was a great complement with a...lovely vinaigrette dressing. I complimented the Maitre de and the lady chef, sying it was one of the best calamari dishes that I have tasted. I would have given 5 stars, but they don't serve lime milkshakes, I know that's cruel, but I must have a lime milkshake to give a 5. The vanilla one was fine though. I will be back in late September this year hoping that calamari is on the blackboard menu. I hope I haven't set the bar too high. PS You may have trouble parking, but that is because this place is so popular!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

We had a lovely afternoon. The gift shop is tastefully and well stocked. Wandered around through the nuersery and farm area before settling in for a couple of gin's and wood fired pizza. A single pizza was plenty for 2 adults, but it did take...a while to come out. Staff were friendly and helpful. We will be b ack.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Oaklands Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5