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The Elephant Bean Cafe

159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chorizo” (8 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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07:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i bought a coffee and Also a hot chocolate..... what a mistake. No friendly reception and poor service. The coffee i bought i had to poor into a drain and my wife only had one sip of her hot chocolate. Will never...More

Thank Warwick K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Nice coffee in average cafe. Nothing really wrong but just nothing out of ordinary and not motivated to come back

Thank NorthernerCoDown
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Quick service and great coffee while we waited for our meal to arrive. Lovely atmosphere especially when it is cool and wet outside. Our breakfast of baked beans with chorizo on sourdough was delicious. Many thanks!

Thank Olya W
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We tried to buy a coffee from a shop (with a very good coffee review on TA) up the street but the lady was super surly and wasn't interested in taking our order - also she was frothing milk in a giant jug whilst pouring...More

Thank cmbobby
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great meals! Sandwiches and beans were amazing and the coffee is brilliant! Really enjoyed the ambience... will be back!

Thank Rainbow T
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in to this delightful little cafe to grab a coffee and escape the rain with our toddler. Two smooth coffees, crossiants with butter and delicious jam, and a baby chino later and everyone was happy again. Best crossiant I've had in years! (We didn't...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Elephant Bean gave me the best cup of coffee I have had in Australia so far. It was a long black, not modified Americano. Actually I had two :) and enjoyed my beans on toast very much as well. I lucked into this place...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Aye, really good food and the staff are always realllly nice. definitely recommend this place for any time of day!

Thank peaqi
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Quirky and cute little cafe, really good coffee but the food is very average, not much to choose from. This is a cash only cafe also which is very frustrating and would put some people off.

Thank Wendeez_view
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went in here on the drive up to Bathurst. The coffee (freshly ground) & tea (in a teapot with leaves) were great. So were the freshly squeezed orange juices we got with breakfast. Food was great. I had the big breakfast (which was big) and...More

Thank mik s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
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In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.
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