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Elephant Boy Cafe

329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 1393
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (11 reviews)
“curries” (18 reviews)
“book shelves” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elephant Boy cafe is lovely, it looks like a library when you walk in, very homely and the atmosphere is good too.

Thank MaryRose2017Sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Wednesday 22, I thought I'd drop in with my wife at the Café in spite of its customary cold service - we'd been there twice before. It was around 10:30am, well into the advertised open times on the shop window. The café seemed dark...More

Thank Efjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in today for lunch ordered two caesar salads and two sparkling waters cost $47. What arrived at the table was two bowls of iceberg lettuce, some hard boiled eggs, chucky mango dressing and greated parmesan. It was terrible I would not recommend this as...More

Thank Marnie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily located on Bowral's main street, the interior is rather worn out and dingy. We had ordered Turkish bread rolls, and they were quite expensive and the filling was distinctly skimpy. Served with chips, but we were not offered an alternative of just sandwiches which...More

Thank Lynne1944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a good coffee and some delicious cake here in a pleasant and comfortable cafe surrounded by interesting decor and many books - rather like a library in a country house. Service was good but we thought the menu prices were rather expensive.

Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Very lovely atmosphere. Good Good. A little bit expensive. Sharpen your prices a bit and open at night would be a big big bonus.

Thank BBBW1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

recently I ate at Elephant boy Cafe. I havent eaten there in years, as the last time it was pretty average in qualtiy. Well it seems to have gotten worse. We ordered a burger and a gluten free sandwich, both over $20. We spoke to...More

Thank prettypeter2016
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Just called in for morning coffee and muffin. Coffee best in town I reckon and muffin nice but why serve it in a huge red bowl? Great setting, love the decor but they need to make more effort in keeping the bathroom Clean.

Thank Dee T
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I went there because the place as a cool chilled vibe about it but when my food came out there was a hair on the cake I’d bought. When I explained this to the waiter the female owner came and challenged me and was reluctant...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Given the long existence of this cafe in Bowral one would think that it would be established as a place that serves quality food. Certainly the ambience of the cafe leads you in..... We ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings at $22 (not...More

Thank RicknSimon
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4861 1393
Web site is supposed to be www.elephantboycafes.com.au/, however the link is broken. Looks like they no longer have their own website.
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