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The Lifebuoy Cafe & Quail Street Emporium

29 Quail Street, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
+61 439 761 371
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“green eggs” (13 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
29 Quail Street, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have plenty of time, fine. Waited over half an hour for 3 coffees, when I enquired there was still another 3 orders to fill. Come on more staff maybe.More

1  Thank Ivy W
CoffeeGirl2014, Owner at The Lifebuoy Cafe & Quail Street Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ivy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our cafe. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. We have one full time barista, and one coffee machine. If you come into our cafe and there are 40...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe with a nice theme. Have eaten here a few times and always left satisfied. Eggs benedict is good from here

1  Thank Mitch D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting cafe with antiques and other things for sale.Nice coffee and meal.Has a nautical theme.The staff are friendly.

1  Thank Xena100bc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had afternoon tea there but the raisin toast was superb. Just be aware that they serve the coffee at 60 degrees only so ask for it hot. We missed the sign on the wall before we ordered. Nevertheless, it was great and the...More

2  Thank MeeMawB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and the place was pretty busy. The staff were attentive. took our orders and returned shortly with great lunches. I had a toasted roasted ham and cheese sandwich and cream soda. Vern had prawn crepe. I tasted it and we...More

2  Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is fabulous! Home made treats served with a smile and a chat. Loved sitting amongst the antiques.

2  Thank anne h
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We only went in for a coffee but the place looked so nice we stayed for lunch! This is a café and bric-a-brac shop all in one and has a brilliant ambiance. The food was really good. They serve breakfast till 12 noon, overlapping with...More

3  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised with a great menu that had plenty to choose from and at very reasonable prices. If you're in town for the bay of fires put this place on your list to visit for brekky!

3  Thank jacko_els
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Best coffee I've had since our trip around Tasmania started. We had cheese scone - which was divine. My son also had a caramel slice which was good. The place also is a shop of curiosities selling everything from old china, fabrics, smoking pipes etc....More

4  Thank Cathie R
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. I had Green Eggs which was delicious. The coffees though were mediocre according to my friends and the chai latte that I had was bland.

1  Thank annesZ9597IF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Quail Street, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  St Helens
  • Phone Number: +61 439 761 371
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