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The Yard Cafe

17 Lavarack Rd | Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 437 170 318
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“shakshuka” (5 reviews)
“fruit compote” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Lavarack Rd | Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived and had to say excuse me because the waitresses (who were not busy)wouldn’t acknowledge me even though I was clearly standing in front of them. Then about 3 tables that came after got their coffees first. My Baghdad eggs were fried eggs with...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

spent $20 on 2 smalll poached eggs and 2 pieces of cold toast. the bacon was fatty. terrible experience, never going back

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Ryan R, Owner at The Yard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear about your experience, this is not how we like our customer to feel. If you would like to come in again your meal will be on my account, just ask for me, Ryan

Reviewed 23 November 2017

Though small, The Yard is a very nice cafe with lovely staff and great service. The coffee is very good indeed, so is a great place for your morning java.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Sucks that this place is 1,700km from home but it’s great knowing it’s there when we are on holiday. Fantastic coffee and breakfasts are sensational. Staff are always friendly and accomodating. Always top of our list when we make the trip up here.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a Sunday Breakfast and was pleased with the array of dishes suitable for vegetarians. I tried the French Toast, which was delicious and my sister had the quinoa porridge with stewed rhubarb - also yummy. Coffee was great and fast. Decor was...More

Thank Rachelle C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This cafe has a great vibe and a big garden area in the back with lights, kids play area, and big share tables. The coffee is great and the menu is awesome. Nice, casual place to go with kids and they even have board games...More

Thank thekerfords
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite spot on holidays. The service is friendly and the food and coffee is generally good, except when busy and things get a bit sloppy. Fully understand staffing issues etc but one simple thing can bring more consistent customer service even with...More

1  Thank AverageJoe29
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for brunch this morn cos it was close to where we staying.. we had a big group and they helped out soo much with fitting us all in and making sure everyone was comfy and happy. The drinks menu had it all...More

Thank sarakiefer
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Have enjoyed this cafe ever since new owner took over, however the owner seemed to be absent Saturday morning 9 September and things didn't seem to be up to usual standard. Ordered simple breakfast of coffee and toasted ham and cheese croissant. Coffee, which is...More

Thank bmackieb
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My partner and I had a lovely breakfast at The Yard Cafe. We were told when we arrived there would be a 45 minute wait, said that was fine. We had our breakfast in about 25 minutes. Staff were very friendly, the food was great...More

Thank Peta H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Delivery, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Lavarack Rd | Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Mermaid Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 437 170 318
  • E-mail
A fresh approach to old lifestyle cuisine and dedicated service, our guests dining and enjoyment are our sole focus to build lasting relationships and memorable experiences. The Yard Cafe menu enjoys a clean and pure journey from paddock & patch, to plate and bowl. We pride ourselves on serving fresh local seasonal produce to create a sensory delight within our unique setting.
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