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“Great views, friendly staff and good food”
Review of Cafe Catalina

Cafe Catalina
Ranked #4 of 260 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 4 - USD 22
Cuisines: Australian, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Catalina is a full service restaurant, with our outdoor bar embracing its fantastic position here on the Broadwater right next to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Suitable for casual dining, relaxed Sunday sessions, weddings, groups and much more. Open 6:45 to late on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 6:45 am to 5 pm Monday - Thursday.
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had a lovely relaxing lunch at the Cafe whilst enjoying both the views of the Broadwater and the refreshing sea breeze. We both had fish, which was fresh and very well prepared. The staff were very friendly and helpful, which is something I always find add to the enjoyment of a meal. I would definitely return to Cafe Catalina next time I am visiting the Gold Coast.

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Thank Rebecca F
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CafeCatalina, Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi Rebecca F,

It sounds like your dining experience was a breath of fresh air!

We pride ourselves on our fresh and delicious seafood, so we’re delighted to hear your fish was of a high standard.

We look forward to seeing you the next time you're back on the Gold Coast!

Regards,

Management and the team

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great cafe with lovely views over the broadwater. Excellent service, friendly and engaging. Coffee is good, a good range of yummy juice options. Like the menu, something for everyone, reasonably priced and filling. Just a lovely location to sit back and chill

Thank JudyGraham
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CafeCatalina, Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi JudyGraham,

Thanks for a fantastic review; you’ve really covered all bases here!

Delicious coffee, fresh juices and scrumptious food are our specialty, we’re glad you agree.

Catch you next time!

Regards,

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

First time dining at Cafe Catalina.
Had a great steak sandwich and the staff were very friendly and accommodating, especially Rupert.
Great views, great food.
Will come again in the future.

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Thank MFingers
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CafeCatalina, Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi MFingers,

Thanks for your kind words!

Our steak sandwich is a classic, but we’re positive you’ll find something just as tasty your second time round!

Regards,

Rupert and the team.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Cafe Catalina is located adjacent to the aquatic centre, with views direct across the Southport Broadwater, which is quite stunning on a bright and sunny autumn day.

I visited with a friend on a busy Saturday morning to discuss some business. We were seated quickly. The restaurant was well staffed, and it was not long before we were served with still and sparkling water, and orders taken.

For dietary reasons at the time, what I required was off-menu, and the wait staff had no trouble accommodating my request, helpfully and courteously. Brunch was simple (as asked for), perfectly cooked and well presented, and served within 10 minutes of ordering.

My only quibble was the time it took for our tea and coffee to arrive, although I could understand from the waitress's apology and the number of diners why there might be a delay.

Apart from the view and the food, what really stood out was the genuine charm of the staff. The Gold Coast has a mixed and variable reputation for service quality, but I have to say that Cafe Catalina sets the bar exactly where it should be in this department.

I will return when I can better sample what looked like an interesting and varied breakfast menu.

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Thank Peter L
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CafeCatalina, Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Peter L,

Thanks for such an astounding and descriptive review!

We’re delighted our team of friendly staff and their exceptional service were able to charm you over. We can’t take credit for the beautiful Gold Coast weather though!

Our warm beverages are very popular over the weekend (but we think they’re worth the wait!).

We can’t wait to have you back for a taste test of our delicious breakfast menu.

See you soon!

Regards,

Rupert and the team.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great food & service. Reasonable prices for breakfast & large meals. Child & dog friendly & if you eat to much you can go for a walk afterwards. The scenery is magnificent

Thank Tanya H
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CafeCatalina, Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi Tanya H,

Thanks for your review.

A hearty breakfast and a walk along the Broadwater afterwards – we like the way you think!

Regards,

Rupert and the team.

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