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AU$7 - AU$45
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 29 April 2022 via mobile

We saw a previous customer's review about having an Indian curry so we asked our waiter. Thank goodness we did because it was an absolutely fantastic meal. Didn't leave a thing on the plate. So don't be afraid to ask - it's worth it.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2022 via mobile

I was recommended to eat here by my Airbnb owners as they heard the new owners did curries…..it did not look promising from the menu but the specials were beef curry, lamb curry and butter chicken. I chose the beef curry and I was not...disappointed. Lovely presentation with melt in the mouth beef and eggplant in a thick tasty sauce with a little bite but not too much. A side of perfect white rice, naan and yogurt and I was very very happy. Highly recommend if you are looking for great Indian.More

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

The food was excellent. Lovely atmosphere with friendly owners who made us feel very welcome.Risotto & the flathead was beautifully cooked. Specials looked amazing.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

I felt very unwelcome. My friends and I arrived at 10am, asked if they still have breakfast and they did. But rather with an eye rolling attitude. We chose our breakfast and when we were ready to order we were then told that there is...no salmon. So, we had to choose something else but were hurried to do that right away and didn’t even get 2 minutes to find something else on the menu. The food was ok and the other waitress was friendly.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 May 2021

We were at this restaurant for dinner during of travel to Wilson's Promontory on 15 May 2021. Menu was rather basic - special off the menu was BBQ Spare Ribs. Looking at the food that was served, we decided to err on the safe side,...ordering 2 eye fillet (done medium rare and medium). In less than 20 minutes, the fillets were served and my initial reaction was my fillet looks too moist and red, asked my wife if I had the wrong fillet. She showed me her fillet, it was wet and red. Both fillets were tasteless. Spoke to the waiting staff, he suggested the kitchen could grilled more if we wished. He obviously did not wish to hear that fillet was tasteless because the chef defrosted the fillets in boiling water too long without sealing the fillet a waterproof bag. We did not finished the fillets which cost $43 each. Decided not to try their desserts as we will be disappointed. Worst steak we have ever tasted in Australia, Japan or US. Even the Lone Star Restaurant in Florida serves better than Max Cafe at a cheap price. Shocking! It was consider the better restaurant in Foster.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Victor B, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Max's and for your feedback which is much appreciated. In response - we would like to make the following comments:- The menu offers enough of variety choices and we are always willing to accommodate guests with further requests given...More

Reviewed 8 May 2021

I don't eat out that often. For the money I have to fork out with these days, I generally walk away very disappointed with the fare I receive for the money I spent when I can cook a tastier meal at home for a fifth...of the price. NOT at Max's though. The food was beautifully presented and tasty in a relaxed and cosy environment. I took a risk and ordered the steak which was cooked to perfection, med-rare and very tender. I love the decor .... open, spacious, fresh and clean with a touch of 60s/70s retro. It affords the visitor a relaxed experience with the choice of couches and arm chairs for a more casual visit as well as seated dining tables in both an inner room and an outer room on the verandah. I don't recommend much but I definitely would recommend Max's.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Victor B, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2021

Dear Annie, Many thanks for visiting Max's - we are pleased you had a good experience and look forward to being able to welcome you back, in the future. Many thanks Warm regards Kim & Vic and Max from afar.....

Reviewed 11 April 2021

Max's Cafe was attached to and part of the Prom Country Motel and provided good quality food presented well at reasonable prices with friendly service.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 April 2021

Great setting with excellent meals but felt rushed as we had a late booking. The waiter had a great sense of humour which made us feel welcomed.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Victor B, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

Thank you for your review. My apologies if you felt rushed. Glad to see you enjoyed the experience regardless.

Reviewed 23 March 2021

A relaxed atmosphere with a country feeling; no hassles! The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional. The eye fillet was cooked to perfection and vegetables were ideal. The greens were cooked but still crisp. Could not fault the venue and would...recommend it to all. Definitely will return at another time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Victor B, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Max's. We are pleased you had an enjoyable experience and look forward to being able to welcoming you back in the future. All the very best for 2021. Warm regards Guest Relations

Reviewed 18 January 2021 via mobile

I had the confit duck and it tasted great! The skin could be made a little bit more crispy but it’s really enjoyable. The meat is fall off the bone and melts in the mouth while the curry sauce and coriander is there too too...it all off. My partner had the steak and it’s cooked to his liking. We also had the calamari as a starter and it’s cooked perfectly and the salad it comes with isn’t the boring kind that other restaurants are serving. As I was reading the reviews, there’s this lady named Lisa D who thinks she’s the big deal. She’s a pathological liar. I think the staff are very respectful and helpful and there’s no room for her in this place.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

This place is not a cafe as it says in the name, it is an overpriced and snobby place where we were not made to feel welcome with our small children. There is a very limited and expensive menu. There is no children’s menu which...was very surprising. When I asked Michael (our server) if there were any vegetarian options (none on the menu) he said I should have called ahead. I found this odd as there is always something vegetarian on the menu, this is 2021 after all. I found his manner rude from the beginning. When our order came and my food wasn’t what I had ordered this bully of a man accused me of lying. How disgusting to be treated in this way. I am not one to send food back but I didn’t order what was given to me. I was shocked that as a paying customer he thought it was okay to accuse me in this way. At the end of the meal, I felt so upset at his accusation I decided to say something to the owner. I don’t like confrontation and I’ve never done this before. Michael flatly refused to acknowledge that he had made a mistake with the order, he did not offer any apology for his comments. The owner stood there and didn’t seem the slightest bit concerned at his staff member speaking to a customer in this manner. The owner did nothing, spineless. ‘Couldn’t take sides’ he said. It was the last night of our holiday and it was ruined by this arrogant, jumped up, sad, little man. It was such a small issue made worse by his attitude. Perhaps Michael needs to look up ‘ customer service’ and take another lesson. We will never return. Don’t go if you have kids. Don’t go unless you want to pay over the top. Don’t go if you expect to be treated as a paying customer. If I could give it zero, I would!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Victor B, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your comments which I have commented on below When you called to make the reservation at our Restaurant (Cafe during the day and Restaurant at night - different dining experience), at no stage was it mentioned of the need for...More

Reviewed 27 November 2020

Both my wife and myself have eye fillet steaks for dinner and we're not disappointed. The breakfast next morning was also cooked to perfection. Congratulations shef.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Restaurant was welcoming our entre was just warm but main was very nice but a bit pricey. A visitor sat opposite & spoke loudly on his IPad to his children. It was not appropriate so we did not linger.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Prom Country L, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2020

Dear Barbara, Thank you for visiting Max's for dinner. We apologise for the guest's behaviour during your visit but look forward to welcoming back in the future. Warm regards Kim Guest Relations

Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

Had breakfast and dinner here. Our dinner was amazing with a great selection of choices and something to please everyone. The meals were vert tasty and the portions just right, which also allowed us to have sweets as well. 😋😋 A good selection of wines...and alcoholic beverages were also on offer, which should please even the most discerning palette. Great service, friendly staff and would definitely recommend Max's regardless of whether you are staying on the premises or not. 👍More

Date of visit: October 2020
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victorbN2375VM, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2020

Dear Guest, Thanking you for visiting Max's recently. We are pleased you had an enjoyable meal with us and look forward to your next visit. Warm regards Kim Guest Relations

Reviewed 28 September 2020

We had lunch at Max’s Cafe, we didn’t know what to expect, but it was great. The chicken salad was delicious and the red beef curry was tender and tasty. The service was excellent too, we will definitely return next time we are in Prom...country and recommend to friends.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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178meghang, Owner at Max's Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Max's - we certainly enjoyed your visit and are pleased you had a pleasant meal. Travel safe and take care. Warm regards Kim - Guest Relations

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5