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Buddha Cafe & Restaurant

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168 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 1122
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 15:00
Sat - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our stay in Launceston....playing softball....we had a few hours to kill n we checked out this restaurant!! I personally I have never eaten Thai before...but I defiantly will be back, with the girls...their chicken satay & fried rice was delicious!!

Thank Mel62tri
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The Thai beef salad and chicken peanut stir fry was very yummy. The service was good. We will definitely come again.

Thank SareJ90
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great Thai in Launceston and quick service. The staff were friendly and polite. Mango panacota was delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The main dish is not really significant, I was so disappointed with Thai milk tea, it was tasteless ! I think it's quite pricey comparing to other Thai restaurants, meal portion is quite small. However staff is very attentive and nice

Thank _missanhtran_
Tasmania, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Love, love, Love this place to eat. For such a tiny place it certainly out shines many larger restaurants. During December, I dinned here twice, however would have dinned here every night if I could! Every time I have dinned here, the food is always so delicious and fresh. The price of meals here are very reasonable and very good... More 

Thank MJandGrant
Beaconsfield, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Fresh, fast, simple super tasty food. Great service and well priced and the deserts are special too. Favourite place to dine!!

Thank cat_kevlloyd
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Many locals like myself go to Budda, not fancy but wonderful fresh food, and coffee the prices are very affordable to go a few times a week which I tend to do often. The team is consistent making sure the food and coffee is the same each time.

Thank Janeol77
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent fresh spring cold rolls and Pad Thai with lovely fresh vegetables. The host was cheerful, not intrusive and ensured we were cared for.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Launceston, Australia
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I last reviewed this restaurant 4 years ago but, as it remains exceptional, thought it time again. The regular menu hasn't changed too much but there are always specials to choose from. Pad Thai & chili basil beef remain my favourites but, as a rule, all stir fry's and noodle dishes can be also be made with vegetables, tofu or... More 

Thank wtandy
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We walked around the centre and attracted by the name Buddha, cause we got bored of fish and chips or western food, so excited to find Thai food. So we sat outside and ordered pad Thai, spring roll(actually rice paper), not deep fry and red curry beef. Food came quite quick but it was very delicious with reasonable price. Worth... More 

Thank ritatlwu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?