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Quay Street Cafe & Bar

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48a Quay Street | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4210, Australia
+61 7 5514 8008
06:30 - 15:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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350 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While staying at the IC Sanctuary Cove for our holiday we decided to have our breakfasts and lunches here as it is only a short walk from the hotel. The food and coffee has improved since we were last here last year. I can only say the coffees are outstanding. The kids loved all of their breakfasts especially the pancakes... More 

Thank Sebcat14
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my second review for Quay after my first one was very negative (and rightly so, it was a really bad experience). I swore I wouldn't go back but did when friends were in town and I was outvoted. To my total surprise, it was excellent in every way. Good service, great food, nice vibe. I've been back many... More 

Thank FiveStarGypsy
Wellington, New Zealand
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201 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We found this cafe after wandering around the Sanctuary Cove shopping area, and it was a great find. Great food, and lovely freeze cold milk shakes on a very hot day. Lots of outdoor, covered seating so plenty of shade, and a timed light water mist sprays in some areas to keep things comfortable. Staff were polite, friendly and helpful,... More 

Thank Linda S
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Simply the best coffee i have had on the coast the food is also fantastic the service is first class thanks to the team far a fantastic afternoon

Thank Roger B
Hope Island, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The cafe with views, inside The Cove Village has a chill out, relaxing atmosphere, marine views, water breezes, largest outdoor & in seated dining for cold drinks, hot beverages, too many meals to choose from, breakies, brunch, lunches, snacks, great tasty treats, can takeaway beverages/drinks

Thank Jacquelyn01
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I are locals and although there are several local cafes to choose from, we always choose Quay St. The wait staff are friendly, and Barry and Chantal (the owners) always make you feel welcome. Food is good and you can also enjoy a glass of wine or 2, or maybe 3! Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Chris S
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the pitaya smoothie and the barramundi salad. A great outdoor venue for fun-in-the-sun lunch with friends

Thank mrcagedlion
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Located conveniently to the Intercontinental. Had breakfast here with the family. Coffee is very good. Good selection of food and drinks on the menu. I really enjoyed the corn fritters with salmon and avocado. Very generous size meals. Order at the counter, Service very efficient.

1 Thank Anne0366
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

As someone who travels regularly throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria for work, I thrive on having an excellent breakfast, however there is yet to be one place that can beat the quality and consistancy of the Quay Street Cafe!! Having been a local to the area for over two years, this little cafe is my sanctuary of sheer... More 

Thank sdbs1975
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, it has been said that my wife and I are very particular when it comes to coffee. Finally we have found an excellent coffee!! Many thanks Quay Cafe.

1 Thank Patenno

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48a Quay Street | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4210, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Hope Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5514 8008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?