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The Lifebuoy Cafe & Quail Street Emporium

29 Quail St, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
+61 439 761 371
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“green eggs” (16 reviews)
“scones” (20 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
29 Quail St, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great cafe with wonderfully well presented and tasty food and really good prices, not inflated tourist prices. Obviously very popular as people reserving tables. Friendly fast service. Great ambience as also a second hand shop with curios and paintings to wander and look at....More

Thank Adelaide_girl_SA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is in an antique shop just off the main road. I had the BEST pumpkin soup - so creamy and just the right amount of spice. Coffee was good and my husband had an excellent burger. Great stop for lunch with friendly and...More

Thank 624HelenC16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A feast for the eyes and palate. So many cool historic artifacts and treasures. The breakfast was so so yummy and the staff extremely friendly. One of those places that is so rare and you just don’t want to leave.

Thank TouristPilot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at this quaint cafe early and they were already busy serving both local and visitors. Breakfast is our favourite meal out and this cafe did not disappoint us. My only thing was I should have ordered a half serve. The meals were delicious and...More

Thank Dozzacat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Efficient and friendly service and great food. The pumpkin soup was very tasty. We went back later for coffee and an afternoon tea treat. Very nice. Great ambience.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for breakfast before we ventured off to the falls. Small quaint interior with memorabilia on offer. There was trivia questions on offer at the table while waiting for our meals to arrive, a nice touch! Meals were tasty and the coffee was hot,...More

Thank Tashmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read a three year old review of this place and it seemed positive so we sought it out for a light lunch on a day trip from Cradle Mountain to Freycinet. I had the chicken Caesar Salad and my wife had a Cheesey Cauliflower...More

Thank Bart B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For all coffee enthusiasts who love a good brunch, this gem of a cafe is a must go. It serves super coffee to go along with yummy food. Inside this rustic cafe, they display many antiques, furniture and househand appliances which is simple yet unique!...More

Thank edmundp0h
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We came across this place during an afternoon walk and returned for breakfast. It was the BEST breakfast we had during our 5 day visit to Tasmania. French toast with crispy bacon, my husband had salmon eggs with a delicious hollandaise sauce and Good strong...More

Thank tracyf565
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went for breakfast with our children. The staff catered for the children and gave them colouring pencils and paper. The food was yummy and the staff were amazing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Quail St, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  St Helens
  • Phone Number: +61 439 761 371
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