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Gold Fish Bowl

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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U 3 160 Rusden St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
+61 2 6771 5533
07:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat 07:30 - 13:00
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419 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sometimes you need to remember you are not in a capital city when you visit rural regions. I thought these people were doing a good job of providing something a bit out of the box. Meals were good, I had the zucchini fritters and they were really nice, others had the squid and steak sandwiches. No complaints. It is a... More 

Thank Racandtac
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well id have to say that the coffee was ok and the woodfired pizza was quite nice. The down side was that I had to sit on a milk crate and I felt like Id fail the crowd because i didnt arrive in a subaru forester, or a postie bike or a push-bike. Id also left my hemp shirt in... More 

Thank Luke S
Armidale, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this café :) Never fail to impress! By far the best café in Armidale ( I'm a local..) I recommend the waffles or the avocado & poached eggs for breakfast, the lunch menu is always changing, but the the pies & sausage rolls are always on the menu and they are superb + the Strawberry Tarts & Health tonic... More 

Thank 123rlh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this spot on trip adviser and it did not disappoint. Brilliant coffee, amazing waffles (sweet tooth required), the staff were wonderful, the guy working the floor was engaging, nothing was too much, and made our day watching him work within a small very busy cafe/bakery with a smile and lots of zeal, a credit to the Gold fish bowl!... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was friendly and the food was divine.I ordered a steak sandwich that was nothing like an ordinary steak sandwich ,it was so much better.They have a bakery and wood fire pizzas.Our favorite breakfast and lunch stop over.

Thank jenny hh h
Dubbo, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stopped here on our way through Armidale. Will need to make regular trips I think! Coffee is top notch, city quality and the sourdough is amazing. The café smells amazing because of the wood-fired oven. Haven't eaten here but judging by the quality of the sourdough and the coffee I'd say it would be amazing. Service was great too!

Thank Gabriella B
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Called in here for a coffee and ended up purchasing a fruit/hazelnut loaf for our breakfast for the next few mornings on our holiday. The coffee and hot chocolate were lovely and hot and the loaf the next morning was delicious. Highly recommended. Friendly people too.

Thank Annie D
New South Wales
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for years or since their move. Ambiance and setting much better. Coffee still fantastic and love the happy friendly staff.

Thank bisbeeblue
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are looking a quirky space to have breakfast or lunch in Armidale, this is the place to go! Dog friendly, great coffee and delicious food. Toasty and warm inside for winter and a good shady outside area for summer!

Thank Hillary M
Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a buzzing joint. Had a good breakfast here. Pretty hip for a conservative town like Armidale.

Thank Andrew_Dolley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 3 160 Rusden St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Armidale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6771 5533
Pizzas only available Fridays. Breakfast and lunch daily (except Sunday)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?