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Mermaid Cafe

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81 Ferry Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
+61 3 6267 4494
08:30 - 16:00
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Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 16:00
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always love visiting the Mermaid Cafe. This time it was to bring family there for lunch on their visit from NZ. The meals were superb, the food all arrived at the same time with a smile from the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them as they made sure Mum and Dad were comfortable. The table was right... More 

Thank JulieandCharles_Tas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to Bruny Island to stay at the family shack, I have visited the Mermaid Cafe for many years now and have found it to be a fantastic place to duck in for a coffee and bite to eat whilst waiting for the ferry. Every experience I have had in the past has been excellent, with warm,... More 

1 Thank Luke T
Mermaid_Kettering, Manager at Mermaid Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Luke, how incredibly disappointing to read of your experience at the Cafe a few days ago. As you will know from your many previous visits, we work extremely hard to look after our customers. I can only assume that whoever you spoke to was having a bad day, but please rest assured that our Restaurant Manager will be speaking... More 

Noosa, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived off peak hours so it's not busy, coffee came after a couple of minutes hot and beautiful.😚

Thank 44Kezza1972
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Arrived at the Mermaid cafe at 10.06 am this morning , ordered a large Flat white coffee at 4.80 dollars, took my number (31) and waited , and waited , and waited , at 10.22am i had to go ,............still without my coffee as the ferry was loading , thats 16 minutes to get one Flat white ...........but i still... More 

Thank Collins09
Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We sat outside on the deck whilst watching the Marimbeena load and unload its vehicles and passengers. The food was nicely presented and tasted good, but they forgot to deliver some of our drink orders.

Thank Louw2017
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341 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a bit of a wait for the ferry so decided to have lunch here. It had a very good menu and wine selection and as they know you are waiting on the ferry the service is prompt. Lovely views from the sunny balcony. Almost worth waiting for the next ferry. They can arrange takeaway if you are pressed... More 

Thank TravellingSandy4
Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Three of us had lunch today, have been a few times. Once again the food was good and the staff were excellent, finished with a lovely coffee. Will return in a few weeks.

Thank Kevin S
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely place for coffee. The view was magnificent and the home baked scones and home made jam were a treat

Thank mojo2000
Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Depending on how long you have to wait for the ferry, Mermaid Cafe has great coffee and food. You can sit down and gaze out on the Marina or get a take away. The staff are efficient and quick.

Thank Brererabbit
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Got some coffee while waiting for the Bruny Island ferry. Just got it in time before the crossing. I expect they are used to this but they could make it a little less nerve racking. Coffee was good though, so most is forgiven.

Thank rdf88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ferry Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6267 4494
Delicious food and stunning views right on the waterfront in the fishing village of Kettering, just 30 minutes from Hobart

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