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The Black Dog Cafe

381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4124 3177
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“focaccia” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 14:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are on a weekend away to Hervey Bay Area. Having 2 dogs we looked for a dog friendly cafe , spotted The Black Dog Cafe and went in. We ordered eggs benedict with crispy bacon , a Big Brekky and 2 Lattes. Food was...More

Thank Col T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went here for lunch and were not disappointed. Easy parking. The cafe is on the Esplanade so it is easy to find, but it is set away from the main area of shops so you are not feeling crowded and there...More

Thank Annamarie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for mid-week dinner. Good range of food, very well presented. Quality was excellent, and cost was good value for what you get. Range was a little limited for an evening meal - daytime dining would be excellent. Ambiance was lower end cafe style (inside...More

Thank Nev D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast at 1PM. Yep breakfast till 2PM. Food and staff excellent, well priced and good portions. I found it to be that nice that I went back the next day. The meal was delicious and not heavy. However I did feel the...More

Thank Milton O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Black Dog cafe on a previous occasion and the food was very good, but on this occasion I was quite disappointed with the food that I received. I ordered the doggy ribs but they were certainly not served with a...More

Thank Marv1965
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Very helpful and lovely people but the food is terrible - came back from a wonderful morning whale watching and caught them here just as they were closing. Did appreciate the efforts but the chicken schnitzel was dry and tough, felt like it had been...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Called in and had the $10 breakfast special 3 sausages, 2 eggs , tomato, 2 slices of toast with a little salad on the side - quite substantial, and the coffee was good too.

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A good place close to the beach. The menu is extensive so everyone should be able to find something they like. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for brekkie afew days ago. 3 of us asked for poached eggs, all of us got hard boiled poached eggs. Wasn't great. The weird salad stuff on the side of the plate with carrot and lettuce, just didn't need to be on a...More

Thank Paige F
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was staying near by and needed a decent lunch option for myself and a child. The menu is expansive and we ended up sharing a main meal which was very good and a very decent serve. Nice work team!

Thank Mark P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4124 3177
  • E-mail
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