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Cafe Balaena

) #1 of 16 Restaurants in Urangan $$ - $$$ Cafe, Seafood,
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We dined here one evening. The food portions were decent if you are looking for a substantial meal. The quality was also high. The service is mostly good with prompt food delivery.

Thank Ozfan77
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Café Balaena is fully licensed and is located at 7 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan which is right on the Urangan Harbour and gives you a great view. We have been here a number of times and found the food is always very good. This time...More

Thank Klaus F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dean and is staff always take time out to say hello. Service quick. Great variety of meals. Love it always come back

Thank Thefbi001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to eat here as we were staying at the Mantra. The restaurant was busy, unfortunately the clears were down as it was breezy outside. It has a Greek/roman decor which looked a little overdone at night with all the lights...More

1  Thank KLG62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want dinner date with someone special, family or friends, then head on to Cafe Baleana. Staffs are very accomodating and friendly, the ambience is great with an al fresco style. There are days or nights wherein they got live music playing, and the...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the 2nd and 4th Sunday rolls around we can be found enjoying the Koala Market followed by a brilliant Breckie at Cafe Balaena. Sundays are really popular as others have the same idea so booking is often a good idea. Staff are happy ,polite...More

Thank thamuthafiga2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been 6 times for lunch now and 9.5/10 every time for quality of the meal. Bit expensive but you pay for what you get. First class.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't understand the good reviews from this place we had a terrible meal and won't be back. The staff are all so morbid and sloowwww we waited 40minutes for a basic lunch and wasn't even that busy. The salad I ordered had a live...More

2  Thank Frequentoztravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average and the whole place could do with a good clean. Carpets and furniture were dirty and staff busy enjoying themselves in a loud manner. The lady behind me complained that the chair was to dirty to sit on and the view of...More

1  Thank Grayleen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here everyday while we were visiting the Bay. Great food, friendly staff and location was an experience on its own. Highly recommend

Thank Nicholas H
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Anton C
Why does your owner feel that calling people boring is funny or in his words it was a joke sir? Why does he feel he has the right to touch people with out first introducing himself is his right? Why does he offer hostile justification for poor judgement and appalling customer interaction? Your owner needs to re think his role in a customer focused industry. Not everyone see's you as you see yourself
27 September 2015|
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Response from ausdavo | Reviewed this property |
I and my friends have never experienced what you describe. it seems a friendly staff there as to the owner I don't think I know who he is.
Michele R
Where os my review?
12 April 2015|
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Response from Reebee1974 | Reviewed this property |
It can take awhile for them to put the reviews up worst luck. I know I have waited for up to a week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4125 4799
  • E-mail
What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.
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