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Reviewed 4 February 2024

A nice little place in the midst of Terrigal. Plenty of parking nearby. Indoor and outdoor seating, however, we needed indoor on a warm and sunny morning - outdoors was a little exposed. The coffee was quite good by Sydney standards. The servings were generous...and the food really tasty. Good spot for a quick bite and a chat.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 June 2022 via mobile

I went in quickly before catching a bus, I had plenty of time to get something from in the glass display. I got a $9 ham and cheese croissant and waited 5 minutes (no exaggeration), they were not busy at all. I expected it to...be toasted (even though they didn’t ask me) simply because it wasn’t given to me right then which is usually what happens. It was also stale, I honestly feel like they took it out and left it on the bench for those 5 minutes. I have worked at a cafe for a while so I know there is no reason for it to take that long to give someone something out of the pastry display, and if there is, then you let the customer know, if the man at the counter said to me “it will be 5 minutes, is that all good?” I would have said no and not wasted $5 on crap. This cafe is cute as hell and reviews look good, the staff just need to learn the basics of working at a cafe.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

I have a $20 voucher which was given to me as a gift from Cheeky Three. In passing the cafe, I thought I would pop in and order a coffee. As I presented the voucher, the staff would not accept it. I’m sure it is...law that a gift voucher should be honoured even if there has been a change of ownership.I left very disappointed and am tempted to report the incident to whatever government agency oversees the cafe. Won’t be going back. It’s not how you run a business.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

Its nice when you can receive friendly and engaging service even when you are just ordering take away coffee. The coffee was great and even though they had started to shut down the equipment they still made our order - big thanks.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

I had quiche and salad yesterday. It was so dry and revolting, it turned my stomach. I am sick of these coffee shops keeping food too long. Refrigeration dries food out. We are getting sick of stale food which should be either thrown out or...given away. I will not be back, never had such aweful dry food. Was $10 and now they are $15 for this stale food. 50% mark up, it’s a joke. I won’t be back, stale and dry is the pits in cafe food. Hope you read this review and take it seriously. After 2 days throw out !!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020

Excellent breakfast and coffee spot. Prices are about average. One issue I have is that the seats are a little too close to maintain the 1.5 metre social distancing, but the police were there picking up food and seemed not to mind

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2019

Attentive staff. Nice food. A block back from the beachfront, but still worth a visit. Popular amongst the locals and in a nice run of quirky shops.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

I stay at Terrigal regularly for work purposes. I stop off at The Cheeky 3 most mornings to get my coffee. Service is really good, friendly and usually pretty quick. There is also parking directly out the front, which makes the it easy to call...in on my way past. The breakfast plates that are served whilst i have been waiting also look fantastic, good quantities and great prices.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

This lovely cafe is situated one block from the beach and offers great value and service, mostly to locals. The food here is good; we enjoyed the omelette for breakfast and the coffee was excellent. Although located off the “main drag” this is well worth...a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 October 2019

I often pop in here for brekkie when I’m in Terrigal and it never disappoints. But this morning... Wow! I had an omelette from their specials board that had bacon, sweet potato and feta. Best goddam omelette I’ve ever tasted. Magnificent. Well done chef.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2019

Excellent food, vegetarian friendly , great coffee and value for money. The breakfast options are good. We also opted for the lunch specials ( combo) It is a combination of flavoured rice with 2 curries. We requested for an alteration in the combo and they...immediately agreed to it . It was suitable for my daughter! She enjoyed it. The fresh fruit juices we good too. Another healthy option in the menu. The small range of beer and wines was a surprise! Friendly staff, great ambience relatively quiet . Will visit them again when I am back in TerrigalMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019

I was in Terrigal on business with my mother in law, & we needed something to eat & a coffee, Called in & ordered from breakfast menu, I had the bacon & egg burger with hash brown, I asked if the avo & aioli could...be left off as I don't eat them, my mother in law had the menu one, it was delicious & the coffee was good too. We returned for lunch the next day for lunch with my daughter, honey wings were amazing, salt & pepper squid was large serve we ordered a bacon,egg &hash brown on toast even though it was lunchtime. Staff were friendly & obliging & we will certainly return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch $10.00 special,was very happy I did. Had the chicken curry,one of the tastiest I had in ages that wasn't home made (by my wife)! highly recommended!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

Just enjoyed a $10 lunch special at the Cheeky 3! Quality food for pub prices:) I recommend the casual feel, the good price and nice food in a sunny location !

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

Visited this cafe for breakfast with my daughter. I asked at the counter for a breakfast menu and I was told they were on the tables. The two young staff members looked sarcastically at each other and did not move to locate one for me....Rude, unfriendly and unhelpful service. We should have left but had limited time to eat. Noticed a senior customer pile up his own used plates and clear them away while the service staff languished behind the counter! Pancakes were dry and tasteless; avo on sourdough was ok. I hope the owner/manager reads this review. You need to hire new wait staff. Your inexperienced “mean girls” at the front counter are not a good advertisement for your cafe. Wouldn’t recommend eating here. The vibe is horrible. Won’t be back!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Cheeky 3 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
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