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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely cafe with friendly staff. The shady oak out the front was prefect on a warm sunny lunchtime. Great tasting food and iced coffees.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

Delicious basic meals, the locals go to place. Very friendly and welcoming. Small restaurant, cosy feel to it. Priced reasonably.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2021 via mobile

The lady that served us was extremely rude and we had to wait for a while before being seated . The place was not that busy mind you . Paid very little attention and had major attitude . On leaving still had to wait a...while to pay before leaving . Attitude could not care if we enjoyed our meal . Simply ignored .More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

Pleasant little cafe. Enjoyed our meal in this quiet cafe . Didn’t realise parking was available around the back but we know for next time. Staff friendly and polite. COVID rules apply with QR check in etc. The pulled pork and coleslaw burger was a...little bland, the option of a relish or sauce would improve it. Having said that it was still yummy. The risotto nicely cooked. Would definitely recommend to others. PS - we are not coffee drinkers so cannot comment on such!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

Our family of four had lunch here. The place was recommended by a family member. Meals were beautifully presented and very tasty, obviously freshly cooked. Awesome coffee and the cheesecake very yummy. Owners both took the time to chat with us, as did the staff....Beautiful setting and toilets were exceptionally clean. We will be back again on our next trip.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

The term "hidden gem" is overused but in this case it's appropriate. The main streets of Leongatha were empty on the Sunday morning we made a visit. Even the newsagent was shut so I had to go to the servo for a newspaper. Shady Oaks...Cafe is hidden out of sight. Thank goodness I spotted the car that pointed to a sign that led us down the track. We grabbed a corner table looking out on a small space with water feature, stag ferns and more. So tranquil I did notice the wait for the Devonshire teas to arrive. Plump, warm, handmade scones, homemade plum jam and excellent, possibly local, cream. "Teas" is a misnomer as we drank good coffee, not too bitter for my partner who often needs an extra sugar. A selection of cakes also looked promising. "Gluten-free" is not my thing. It may be yours. But chocolate ...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShadyOaksCafe, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2020

So glad you found us! Thank you very much for the honest feedback. We hope to see you again some time!

Reviewed 30 November 2019

Went to a morning meeting here about 3 weeks ago. Food consisted of nicely presented tasty savoury and sweet items. My coffee was excellent as was the service. Nice friendly staff. Have recommended the Shady Oaks Cafe to a number of friends since this first...visit and am going it suggest as the venue for coffee with relatives this weekend or next. Happy too return here anytime.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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ShadyOaksCafe, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2019

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed yourself and will be returning!

Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

A lovely cafe with wonderful hosts who serve nice foods and drinks and serve with a smile and will go extra to ensure meal is right

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after a rail trail bike ride. There were only 2 other tables of customers there and we ordered wraps. We waited just over an hour for our lunch to come out. The food was nice but unfortunately I do not usually...have an hour to wait. I had thought this would be a good place to meet work colleagues but not with that waiting time.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

A friendly and genuine experience; Breakfast to start a long day's drive to Sydney. The enviroment was bright and fresh, Shaded by the magnificent Oak Trees. We left there satsfied and impressed

Date of visit: December 2018
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ShadyOaksCafe, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you very much for stopping by and for taking the time to review our business on Trip Advisor. We hope you had an enjoyable trip to Sydney and will see you again soon. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Wanted a good meal at a nice cafe whilst in Leongatha. Read about Shady Oaks and was not disappointed. Great location, decor was wonderful, attentive staff and good selection on the menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Kay S, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Kay

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot for a really excellent Lunch (Pulled Pork Burger and Wedges). V Quick service and Owner has a great welcoming attitude. We will use this Cafe coming thru Leongatha in the future

Date of visit: August 2018
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Kay S, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks very much for reviewing our business on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate it. I hope to see you on your way through again some time. Regards, Kay

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Shady Oaks has a wonderful quieter ambience with a cosy wood fire. Tucked away from the busy main street you can catch up with friends and enjoy good coffee and yummy old favourites.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Kay S, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you very much for your kind feedback! We hope to see you again. Regards, Kay

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Travelling through the area we popped in for a takeaway coffee. What a beautiful cafe and 2 super friendly ladies who were working there, only wish we had time to stay for a bite to eat. Great coffee and the ladies are a credit to...the business.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Kay S, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for dropping in and thank you very much for such wonderful feedback about our lovely staff. I will definitely pass this on to them! Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome meals and shakes, the burger especially! A few of us stopped in hungry on the way back from a camping trip and had an amazing meal with some laughs ending our weekend :) The owners are so friendly and the space they've created made...us all feel at home. Definitely recommend checking it out if you're in the area!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Kay S, Owner at Shady Oaks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thanks very much for the lovely feedback Mark. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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The cafe is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will reopen on Wednesday.
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Shady Oaks Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4