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“Lovely staff but MUCH better options around!”
Review of Elephant Boy Cafe - CLOSED

Elephant Boy Cafe
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Elephant Boy Cafe, proudly born in Bowral. Located right in the middle of the Main Street of Bowral, we offer an eclectic though cozy place to enjoy a brilliant coffee, or sit down to breakfast, brunch, or lunch 7 days a week. The business has been sourcing and employing locally for more than 15 years. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Firstly, the atmosphere and staff here are great but sadly to say, it’s the food/kitchen that REALLY lets it down and the basis for my review.

For the price you pay, you do not get the quality or value for your money. I had the eggs Florentine which comprised of what seemed like a store bought soft/soggy English muffin cut in half, literally a couple of wilted spinach leaves, bland smoked salmon that didn’t even fit the whole of the English muffin(it was that small!) with 2 “poached” eggs that clearly had been either cooked in a mould or egg cooker.....meaning pretty much zero runny centre+sad texture of an egg. I was honestly gob smacked of what had been served up, considering the location and competition in the area, I honestly have no idea how it is keeping afloat.

We used to visit Bowral a lot and would walk past always seeing it packed inside, so when we visited today and saw it empty we thought we had hit the jackpot! Little did we know it was half capacity for a reason!

Unless there is a chef change, If your visiting only ever go here for a coffee & cake/nice atmosphere, beware the food as there is better value for money within walking distance.

Date of visit: February 2020
1  Thank Hayley P
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70 - 74 of 722 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

Staff were friendly, coffee was great but the chair I Sat on was uncomfortable. The cafe was amongst the shops on the main street.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 834juliea
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

Lunch time - I decided on the Chicken Curry and my wife the Beef Burger Chips and Salad. Service was excellent, food was good and served quickly and the Decor interesting. I enjoyed perusing the many book titles in the shelves next to our table. Even identified books that I had had years ago. Unlike the previous review I enjoyed the Chicken Curry - mild as curries go but with an interesting mix of flavours from the corriander and chilli jam. My wife is still searching for the perfect burger - this was good but still not up to the standard we have found in earlier years. Maybe our tastes have changed.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Decided to enjoy a quick lunch in Bowral at the Elephant Boy cafe. Decor quite nice and service good. The meal however was a different story. The curry of the day was a very ordinary chicken curry @ $22 was underwhelming. The caneloni was still cold from the fridge and the accompanying french fries were not delivered until almost the end of the meal. Disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2019
3  Thank konrads191
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Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

We meet here regularly for our meetings. Its coffee and talk only, and it lasts for an hour or so. But it doesn't take away from the reception we get each visit. We can't say anything but good about this venue. Coffee? Good!
Service? Good! Atmosphere? Good! Venue? Good! Value? Good. We will always go back.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank valentinetyson
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