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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“green eggs” (16 reviews)
“scones” (20 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
29 Quail St, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately for us, the main waitress was either having a bad day or just not interested in being hospitable to anyone other than local patrons. We were ignored upon arrival, so seated ourselves, only to have menus flung down on our table - not a...More

2  Thank Sophie G
CoffeeGirl2014, Owner at The Lifebuoy Cafe & Quail Street Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sophie Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We’re sorry about your experience with one of our staff. As we don’t have full table service, we need our customers to wait at the counter to be given a menu and seated. We...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Wandered into St.Helens and found this wonderful cafe...with old treasures and an outside seating area... Garlic prawn crepes weee delicious...waffles w berries and Extra bacon and maple were very good indeed...took home some cake for tea... Don’t miss the joy!!

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Just slightly off the main drag, we were drawn by the charming facade, and the stream of people coming and going convinced us to try it out. Surrounded by an eclectic range of antique and vintage pieces for sale, we chose the cheesy cauliflower soup,...More

1  Thank Wombateous
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place for our morning ritual of coffee and a date scone. Very friendly staff and great service. There is a great collection of antiques and other treasure also available to buy.

1  Thank tonyrachael
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a big mug of coffee and toast with egg. The extra avocado is small. The prices average, not so high.

Thank María V
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We walked in for coffee and were charmed by the atmosphere. We stayed for excellent and good value breakfasts - including really delicious and generous helpings of bacon which were served by friendly, helpful staff. Only sorry that our short stay in Tasmania means we...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here. Love the decor. Delightful service and a real welcoming vide. Food was excellent and HUGE portions at a decent price. Come hungry!

Thank Madd0g39
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This joint is worth going to just to have a gander at all the Knick knacks. I loved the vibe of the place. It’s a Monday morning 10am and it’s packed. Coffee and food are tops too

Thank kevlasultanpus
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after a ride greated by friendly staff ordered bacon poached eggs beans and a pot of tea..service was quick and meal spot on bacon nice n crispy with runny poached eggs and they even had hp sauce ...pot was full of...More

1  Thank Desmo900s2
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We started for breakfast, delicious warm dates scone and Apple cake and then we came back for lunch. Everything is homemade with qualitative and fresh products and all comes in generous portions. We tried both beef and salmon burgers and the photos speaks of themselves!...More

Thank Matiloe
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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