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Scallywags Cafe

104 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 458 492 452
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find on Magnetic Island. Eccentric, friendly and delicious, we enjoyed it so much we came here twice. First on a Friday night where there was live music whilst we dinned under the romantic soft lighting and then again for breakfast on the Sunday....More

Thank jackief410
Kristal P, Owner at Scallywags Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you!! So glad you loved our place, we do too and we really try to have fun with it... Just remember that if you plan to return that we are closed for a few months over the summer and will reopen Easter 2019.... Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heaps for the kids, generous servings, lashings of ginger beer, bustiers, bacon and fire shows. Not to be missed if you visit Magnetic Island. Oh and did I mention...They have THE BEST COFFEE ON MAGNETIC ISLAND.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very enjoyable lunch time here. Food was amazing with huge portions. I had the burger and chips which was delicious.

Thank jollyjo20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a place! Heaps of delicious vegetarian options - Had the haloumi burger first visit and had to go back to try the baked potato. Both excellent and super friendly service. Love the funky atmosphere and all the interesting things to look...More

Thank Sheri D
Kristal P, Owner at Scallywags Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you got to catch us here at Maggie before we go on tour for the summer to trade at festivals- we will reopen on Easter if you wish to return and indulge.... thanks again for your great review!!...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We had an evening meal at Scallywags. Fabulous and interesting venue. Our hosts were interested in us and very proud of their fresh and tasty food. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the Scallywags experience.

Thank Gaye W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Luscious chicken satay burger. We were very pleasantly surprised with this place. Excellent atmosphere and great staff.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

As a table of fussy eaters (2 vegetarians, 1 gluten intolerant non red meat eater & a child), we often struggle to find delicious inventive meals. Thankfully, we all loved our food last night. Inventive meals prepared with care and thought to nutrition. I had...More

Thank JuneC683
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great for breakfast and my partner reckons best coffee on island. It can get a bit busy if so just get a takeaway and go to beach.

Thank TimWilco
Reviewed October 3, 2018

My adult daughter loved sitting at the Dr Suess table. This cafe has some very interesting furniture, great food and excellent service. Good coffee too. We Were looking for a quick bite to eat, something savoury for me and sweet for my daughter. We were...More

Thank KeriM347
Kristal P, Owner at Scallywags Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Great!!! Yes we all love dr sues!! Fun for young and old!!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great coffee, yummy cakes, tasty food and wonderful staff. This is what a cafe should be. That's why from time to time you'll have a little wait just a little. Just take advantage of the massage chair whilst your waiting and before you know it...More

Thank Solutions4
Kristal P, Owner at Scallywags Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank u!!! Glad u are enjoying the massage chair, a lot of people don’t even know it’s there!

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Questions & Answers
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Kristal P | Property representative |
Sorry you will miss us!! We are open from May-oct... maybe catch us next year, thanks for your support!!
July 23, 2018|
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Response from SallyM2060 | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the cafe but have heard they travel at certain times of the year.
July 23, 2018|
Response from Crimitorii | Reviewed this property |
You should contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island  >  Nelly Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 458 492 452
  • E-mail
Scallywags is a fresh new pop up cafe located just minutes from the marina in Nelly Bay. We specialize in vibrant colorful and fresh healthy food served amidst our pirate themed, theatrical, lush, tropical courtyard setting. We also serve spectacular organic fair trade coffee and offer a range of free range and locally sourced meats, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. We operate between the months of May -Oct in Nelly Bay and are otherwise trading nationally at festivals. Come on down to Scallywags cafe for a family friendly fun feast, coffee, smoothie or snack!!
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