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“Good, but a bit slow”
Review of Novella

Novella
Ranked #96 of 219 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Price range: USD 7 - USD 17
Description: Novella is Byron Bay's quirky, busy little cafe, restaurant and bar, located right opposite main beach (you can even see the whales from here!). We're a small place, with a big personality, bursting with outstanding local produce, locally roasted coffee, specialty teas & drinks, superior food, fresh seafood and smiling faces. There are many reasons why locals and visitors all return to Novella again and again. Oh, and we're fully licensed. So come and visit us for coffee, breakfast, lunch, a cocktail or dinner. We'd love to see you.
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Description: Novella is Byron Bay's quirky, busy little cafe, restaurant and bar, located right opposite main beach (you can even see the whales from here!). We're a small place, with a big personality, bursting with outstanding local produce, locally roasted coffee, specialty teas & drinks, superior food, fresh seafood and smiling faces. There are many reasons why locals and visitors all return to Novella again and again. Oh, and we're fully licensed. So come and visit us for coffee, breakfast, lunch, a cocktail or dinner. We'd love to see you.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

There were 6 of us for breakfast and we were nicely seated & quickly brought water & menus. The Juice of the day followed reasonably quickly & was delicious, but then it took over 30 mins for the breakfast to appear - we had to chase them up. Something had been burned in the kitchen we thought, and the smoke/fumes really set our eyes off being sore. we ere busy chatting and it wasnt a big deal, but just unpleasant. The food was certainly worth the wait, but wouldnt go again with so many places to choose from...

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Thank TiggerSeaford
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Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Glad the food was worth the wait, but sorry you had to wait a little longer. We're a small place and during the Easter period, we were quite busy. We'll work harder to improve our speed! Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience at Novella - we really appreciate it! :-)

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

- Fantastic service, easy and relaxed
- great serving sizes
- fresh produce
- friendly, happy staff who are clearly happy in their job
- great music

Great place for a pick me up breakfast.

Thank LilzMelbourne
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Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for telling us about your experience at Novella. Your wonderful feedback means the world to us. We're delighted and humbled by your kind words. Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we had to wait over 50mins for avo on toast and a eggs benedict. When we ask about the breakfast we were told it will be coming fairly rudely, a simple sorry would have been fine. When the Food did arrive it was small and nothing amazing.
Would not recommend.

1  Thank RobRHill
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I came in this morning to get 2 coconut hot chocolates. When i walked in i asked if the machine was on and the lady seemed to grudgingly say yes, so i ordered my drinks and waited.
I didnt realise i was paying full price for /3/4 hot chocolates...not even any sprinkles! And when the change was "given" to us it was put on the counter in a very rude way as she walked away to continue her conversation. No thank you, have a nice day or any pleasantries. Wont be returning.

1  Thank Brooke P
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Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Sorry to hear about your experience. This is not how we roll. We’ll chat with the team and use your feedback to lift our game. Thank you for letting us know. We hope we can make it up to you!

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

After a long beach session i jumped in this place to cool down, and boy did they cool me down. I ended up having a cooler. it hit the spot, one of the best coolers iv had.

Staff & service was attentive

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Thank Nirpal
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