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The Deck Cafe Lovedale

) #3 of 11 Restaurants in Lovedale $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 49309007
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (87 reviews)
“mezze plate” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm so glad I stopped here for lunch when travelling with my son. The food was great and the view just stunning!

Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid winter, weekend and the cafe is jumping. Outside on the verandah overlooks a small dam and the occasional helicopter bringing in guests for lunch. Inside the decor is understated, but the service is great. Dietary needs are easily and professionally accommodated with thoughtful substitutes...More

Thank Ross K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great egg and bacon roll and coffee outside with lovely views. Great way to start the day. Bigger breakfasts looked amazing, but were a little expensive.

Thank Taffry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for lunch on a bleak day and found the atmosphere rather cold despite the attractive view outside. The service was not particularly welcoming but the food was delicious and compensated for other shortcomings. We'd recommend coming when there are others dining...More

1  Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our meals, service was good, and there was room for the kids to run around. There also was a chicken coop and bird aviary which interested the kids.

Thank Wanda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by my in-laws. Unfortunately, on the Wednesday, they were closed due to a power outage in the street which was out of their control. Went there for lunch the next day & it was well worth going back. Great friendly service &...More

Thank Kimmykwa
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Nice lunch, book if you want a seat outside. Our group ordered everything from coffe and scones to a grilled veg stack to huge burgers and lasagne. All meals were lovely.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful surrounds St Gartelmanns winery Service was average, waited a long time for food and coffee was weak Food tasted ok and was priced accordingly to area

Thank Whiskawaytours
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Really friendly staff, good size tasty meals. Weather was cool but we were made comfortable with nice warm blankets.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lazy lunch by the lake. We got 'takeaways' and sat on the picnic tables by the lake and think it might be even better than being on the deck. Great fries too btw.

Thank MichaelGaunt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia (Formerly Magpie Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 49309007
  • E-mail
The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale, The Hunter Valley, is a stylish restaurant-style cafe, open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Piazza Doro coffee.
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