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.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (287)
Filter reviews
286 results
Traveller rating
80
88
44
36
38
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
80
88
44
36
38
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch scones fish chips great view high tea great coffee views brekky
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot with good coffee and great service. If your having a break in Terrigal (and you should) then make sure this is a stop on your morning walk. Would also be a great spot to watch the local rugby union games on Australia’s best...places footy groundMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always thought the Cove Cafe had one of the world’s best views but the food was not special. But today’s battered hoki, homemade chips and perfect salad has changed that. I certainly can’t recall a better fish and chips anywhere, ever. It might sound like...a humble dish but there are so many ways of getting it wrong. Looking forward to trying other dishes again. Chef: please stay.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this place could really try and be nice. The service was awful. Only the coffee was good. The food was horrible.

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

Great view, average service. Some of the food coming out looked pretty good but.... we ordered the Smashed Avo which came with poached eggs and what a disappointment! The avocado was smeared on and at $21 this was ridiculous. I might give them another go...but certainly won’t order that again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 18 January 2021

Overlooking the ocean on a clear day - how can you go wrong? Excellent coffee - warm pancakes with trimmings - fantastic!

Date of visit: January 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

Ordered “The Alex” (big breakfast) and oh boy was it big!! Didn’t come with hashbrowns so added them to the meal and was huge. Couldn’t even finish it. Also got a bacon and egg roll which was good. Would come for breaky again

Date of visit: November 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 13 November 2020 via mobile

When my husband and I first arrived the girl snubbed us and went to the next customers. Gave them a menu board . Came back and handed us a photocopied menu. I asked if there was somewhere out of the wind we could sit (as...it was quite chilly) and she said i could try Down the end but if I don’t like it I could go somewhere else. Good start. Because of a medical condition it took a lot for me to get there so I just said to my husband let’s just eat,we are here now. I ordered fish and chips. The chips were over cooked and full of oil and the fish was the same. The tempura flathead was no more than tiny off cuts. They definitely can not justify $27 for either the food or the service, both were disgusting!!! Would not recommend this place at all.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 1 November 2020

We ordered several meals including a gluten-free double bacon roll only to find half way through the meal that the bun they served was mouldy all the way through the bun. The staff offered to refund our whole meal, but when it came time they...only offered to refund the one double bacon roll. It isn't ever acceptable to serve up mouldy food at any time, especially when the chef should have seen the mould when cutting the bun in half while preparing the meal. You can only imagine how bad it felt when we realised we had already eaten completely mouldy food hidden by the bacon on top. To then just offer a refund for the single double bacon roll was an appalling decision by the manager. Oh I forgot, they decided to throw in a free coffee sometime in the future. Based on this experience we will never eat there again and I suggest you inspect your meal for mould before eating there as well.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 19 October 2020

Great place to grab a meal or in my case a coffee and enjoy the wonderful views. COVID processes in place. Staff were friendly and the service was quick.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 3 April 2020

Just stopped in for coffee and scones and both were delicious. Beautiful waterfront views. Staff is was either really busy that day or just disorganized .

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
202 reviews
.25 km away
Tiarri Terrigal
31 reviews
.40 km away
The Clan Terrigal
176 reviews
1.08 km away
Terrigal Hotel
53 reviews
1.14 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Rhonda's
268 reviews
.40 km away
Reef Restaurant
600 reviews
.01 km away
TeTa Gourmet Kitchen
103 reviews
.43 km away
Aromas On Sea
354 reviews
.31 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Terrigal Beach
618 reviews
.46 km away
The Skillion
104 reviews
.39 km away
Terrigal Blue Water Fishing Charters
20 reviews
.20 km away
Terrigal Ocean Tours
13 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cove Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing