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Reviewed 21 December 2023

What a great cafe- a cool, fun vibe and really friendly staff- they are all just so lovely. I ordered the Byron Bay grilled halloumi salad and it was so delicious- also just a tip - add the salmon on top - it’s the perfect...healthy dish to keep you fuelled up. It’s such a sunny spot for a delicious brunch with your friends or a working lunch on the go. Try it - you won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Loved it! Cute little play area for our kids. Fast service; welcoming smiles and delicious food especially catering for those with intolerances

Date of visit: May 2023
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BSKT Cafe, Owner at Bskt Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Apologies for the delay reply but thankyou so much for the visit & the review!

Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and the Healthy Benny was delicious! Can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu. Great variety and they have options for all dietaries!

Date of visit: December 2023
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BSKT Cafe, Owner at Bskt Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thanks so much for the review!

Reviewed 18 December 2023

Great impromptu lunch with work colleagues whilst up on the GC for conference. The food was healthy and delicious - the Halloumi Byron Bay salad was particularly good! The view of the beach about 100m away made us feel like we were on holiday whilst...working!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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BSKT Cafe, Owner at Bskt Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thanks so much for the taking the time to review!

Reviewed 18 December 2023

Great place and location next to beach, welcomed by staff and had great food selection for the kids and coffee to kick off the day. Have to be the best location on mermaid beach, cant wait to come back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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BSKT Cafe, Owner at Bskt Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thanks so much for the review!

Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Great atmosphere, the location is dreamy, right next to the beach! The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The coffee is always spot on perfect and the food delicious!

Date of visit: November 2023
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BSKT Cafe, Owner at Bskt Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Thanks for the visit & review much appreciated!

Reviewed 10 December 2023

Well sorry but the healthy Benny (incorrectly reviewed as eggs Benedict) was pretty poor. The bacon was rolled up in a clump and very dry. Like it had been cooked a long time ago. Eggs well cooked. The sourdour toast was pretty stale. Overall from...what I'd heard the meal was below expectations. I can't say the coffee was good either, it was also very plain. A bit disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

Visited here first time on a Tuesday morning. Great coffee, excellent fruit toast. A view of the surf club across the road. But music much too loud. I really couldn't eat in comfort. I will come back when I am holidaying in the area though....I'd like to try out more meals. Perhaps I'll sit in a different area. But loud music might be trendy but it's not my idea of a relaxing visit. I like quiet ambient surrounds to hang around eat and read my paper. It's a cafe not a disco. If I was in company and trying to talk over it I'd be really annoyed. Listen to your customers. Try some laid back music. Not every customer is under 25.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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BSKT Cafe, Owner at Bskt Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Hi there, We have so many areas to the cafe so please return and discover our quieter areas outside and inside. We are always happy to move you. Regular customers that visit sit in different areas depending on the day and who they are with....More

Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

If No stars where an option, unfortunately that’s what I would have chosen.. where to begin.. Older man with grey hair.. EXTREMELY arrogant and rude, (which unfortunately is the owner) We witnesses him abusing a staff member… not cool, and a terrible look. staff clearly...walking on eggshells which in turn made for an all around horrible energy and atmosphere, no smiles, no care factor, no consideration of clientele. This is a roll on affect im assuming from management = unhappy working environment. Coffee was undrinkable, food was very very average, especially for the price. It’s only positive point is the location.. so much potential!! Sad really.. learn some respect, it will go a long wayMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

I walk on Fridays with a walking group of around 18 people. We go to different places each week and it’s the only day in the week where I enjoy breakfast and coffee with my friends. This week we walked along the beach to Nobby...Beach and chose BSKT for our breakfast stop off. We’ve never been here before. Please don’t bother! I ordered scrambled eggs and was served a half cooked swirl of egg and was told by the manager that this is how they serve their scrambled eggs. I asked him to swap it for a poached egg and he refused. There were 18 of us who will never go there again and will tell all of our friends to avoid it. All for the price of an egg. Get real you pompous man. You have just lost a host of customers. The fabulous staff do not deserve to have someone as stupid as you for a boss.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

A good variety of healthy dishes & old favourites, something for even the fussiest eater. We have been many times over the years and always come back for breakky or lunch. Food is always fresh, the service always friendly & professional. Have tried most of...the menu but our favourites are the breakfast bowl, egg & Haloumi roll, prawn tacos, any of the salads. The coffee is to die for and my number 1 on the coast if I’m not making it myself at home. The space out the back is a lovely quiet little haven and you can take your fur babies who are always welcomed and often patted. Just a lovely chilled out favourite venue.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

The food is ok. There is no service. It was busy so the only table we could find was a dirty table which we thought would get wiped but no, had to get a napkin and wipe it. There was a drink spilt on the...ground also. You order yourself some one brings it out and then no one cleared the tables. So cleared our own plates. The only time staff came near us was to tell us they were closing soon and then staff came out of everywhere all of a sudden and said goodbye. Don’t know where they were the whole time just happy to see you go so they can clean up and go. The place looks a bit run down too. I won’t be going there again. There are much better places to go. Really disappointing.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023 via mobile

This is the 4th time I’ve been to this cafe over the years and each time it’s just as bad but this time I’m posting a review. They clearly don’t like customers as the way they speak to us is appalling. We asked what time...coffee machine would be turned off so we could order in time after our walk. We arrived 20mins prior and the employee stood at the entrance announcing they were closed now then realised half way through it was us again. Then told by same we could sit outside front or back. Then woman at counter said ‘no, we had to sit at the tables on the side as they’re open till 5pm’. So we sit outside. At 3.30pm a male employee collects some plates and cups and I advised he could take all mine except the water. Then he returned again and took my water cup and I told him I had already advised I was still drinking from it. He said ‘we need the cups we closed half an hour ago. I advised what we were told on arrival and he didn’t care. At that point I realised I was done with this venue. As we left I asked how much an item was that I’d had and another employee was quick to tell me twice we are closed. I advised I just wanted the price and she replied I don’t know. She also wouldn’t let me walk up to the counter to ask. So then I had to tell her to go and ask. I don’t think too many people enjoy working here. There are much better cafes with better food and drinks with happy staff. This place demonstrates poor customer service every time. I won’t return. I’d never accept this kind of attitude from an employee. My gut feeling though is it’s coming from the top so they do what they learn. Or they’re very unhappy there which is evident.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023

Sorry but the title says it all really. Completely non customer focused and just an unnerving belief in how cool and trendy their establishment is. One to avoid I’d say.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022

Visited on a Friday morning with a friend for breakfast, venue was reasonably busy but the friendly staff had no problem catering for patrons. There were a number of young servers, who were great, and good to see venues giving these young kids a starts....The mocha coffee was great, and we both had the Nobby's Big Breakfast which was sensational. (especially the flavour in the sausages). Great location, stone throw from Nobby's Beach and ample parking opposite. Can't recall if they have a playground, but they did have outside tables at the rear of the property.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Hi- yes it's in Nobby's Beach near the surf club and about 50 metres from the beach itself (with a little kid's play area out back). They have lots of breakfast options- including bowls, more traditional dishes and yum... More
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Bskt Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4