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The Yard Cafe

17 Lavarack Rd | Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5527 7625
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“shakshuka” (5 reviews)
“seafood plate” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
17 Lavarack Rd | Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this cafe today for lunch with 2 lady friends. We waited and waited then had to request to place an order. Staff had little knowledge of the menu. Pasta of the day was non existent. Had to tag a staff member to organise...More

Thank Peter and Jenny B
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I looked this place up before we visited and saw some great photos on their instagram page. Looking back on it now the Instagram page was like going to a nightclub with beer goggles on and thinking everything was great. Once there the reality set...More

Thank annehoy1967
Ryan R, Owner at The Yard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Good afternoon and thank you for your review, I would like to personally apologise for your experience and can say that I have investigated what happened during your time here. The experience you received was the result of one employee (one that you wouldn't have...More

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I arrived and had to say excuse me because the waitresses (who were not busy)wouldn’t acknowledge me even though I was clearly standing in front of them. Then about 3 tables that came after got their coffees first. My Baghdad eggs were fried eggs with...More

Thank Kim H
Dani L, Manager at The Yard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi there, terribly sorry for your bad experience here at The Yard Cafe and sorry for the delay in response. This issue has only just been made aware to management and we will go down the appropriate alleys to ensure this doesn't happen again. We...More

Reviewed December 9, 2017

spent $20 on 2 smalll poached eggs and 2 pieces of cold toast. the bacon was fatty. terrible experience, never going back

Thank 012878
Ryan R, Owner at The Yard Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear about your experience, this is not how we like our customer to feel. If you would like to come in again your meal will be on my account, just ask for me, Ryan

Reviewed November 22, 2017

Though small, The Yard is a very nice cafe with lovely staff and great service. The coffee is very good indeed, so is a great place for your morning java.

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Sucks that this place is 1,700km from home but it’s great knowing it’s there when we are on holiday. Fantastic coffee and breakfasts are sensational. Staff are always friendly and accomodating. Always top of our list when we make the trip up here.

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a Sunday Breakfast and was pleased with the array of dishes suitable for vegetarians. I tried the French Toast, which was delicious and my sister had the quinoa porridge with stewed rhubarb - also yummy. Coffee was great and fast. Decor was...More

Thank Rachelle C
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This cafe has a great vibe and a big garden area in the back with lights, kids play area, and big share tables. The coffee is great and the menu is awesome. Nice, casual place to go with kids and they even have board games...More

1  Thank thekerfords
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite spot on holidays. The service is friendly and the food and coffee is generally good, except when busy and things get a bit sloppy. Fully understand staffing issues etc but one simple thing can bring more consistent customer service even with...More

1  Thank AverageJoe29
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We went here for brunch this morn cos it was close to where we staying.. we had a big group and they helped out soo much with fitting us all in and making sure everyone was comfy and happy. The drinks menu had it all...More

Thank sarakiefer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Lavarack Rd | Nobby Beach, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Mermaid Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5527 7625
  • E-mail
Description
A fresh approach to old lifestyle cuisine and dedicated service, our guests dining and enjoyment are our soul focus to build lasting relationships and memorable experiences. The Yard Cafe menu enjoys a clean and pure journey from paddock and patch to plate and bowl. We pride ourselves on serving fresh and local seasonal produce to create a sensory delight within our unique setting in Nobby Beach.
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