We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Catalina coffee”
Review of Cafe Catalina

Cafe Catalina
Ranked #7 of 275 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Australian, Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Catalina is a full service restaurant, with our waterfront marquee bar embracing its fantastic position here on the Broadwater right next to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Suitable for casual dining, relaxed Sunday sessions, weddings, groups and much more. Open 6:45 to 6:00pm on Friday, Saturday and late Sunday. 6:45 am to 5 pm Monday - Thursday.
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We were on a walk from the caravan park. Beautiful location. My husband is a “fussy” coffee drinker so it was lovely to find a great coffee in such a beautiful location. Went back the next day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christine K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CafeCatalina, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Christine,

Thank you for your wonderful review.

It is such a lovely walk along the Broadwater from local hotels or the caravan park. We have a lot of guests with children and dogs just passing by and then stop for a drink on their way back.

We could not agree more about the coffee. As major coffee-holics we love our supplier Dimattina.

Next time you are in the area we look forward to seeing you.

Kindest regards,
Cafe Catalina

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (365)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

10 - 14 of 365 reviews

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Another visit - breakfast and dinner - from the moment you walk into this business you feel special - Anna and her staff are fantastic - attentive, interested and with a spring in their step. The food and coffee/drinks great - interesting menu and delicious - this is a place that can't be recommended highly enough by myself. Entertainment pleasant and setting so peaceful - a little piece of paradise.

All round this is one of the best places I could recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Andrew E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CafeCatalina, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew

Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review.

We are delighted to hear from our returning customers, we love getting to know you and building a long lasting friendship with our guests.

Thank you for all your wonderful highlights of our venue.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kindest regards,
Cafe Catalina

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Coffee and service was perfect, kids loved calamari and view is for 10.
They even brought water for dog!!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tarik H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CafeCatalina, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Tarik,

Thank you for your 5-star review!

Your review is the best description of what we are all about, here at Catalina - coffee, food, service, kids and dogs!

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Cafe Catalina

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We were lucky enough to have our wedding reception at Cafe Catalina in September and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

From the very start the staff at Cafe Catalina made planning a wedding easy and hassle free. Nothing was a problem, if we wanted it, they could do it and this attitude meant we were able to have a wedding reception that was unique, customised and special to us.

In the early days of planning the General Manager Rupert was our point of contact. He is one of those rare individuals that has an infectious happiness and a unique friendliness and warmth that is hard to find in the wedding industry these days.

When the event manager Anna came on board, Catalina's exceptional customer service got even better. Whether it was helpful suggestions, assisting in a crisis or just checking in, Anna was there with us every step of the way taking away the stress that generally accompanies planning a wedding.
When our wedding day arrived Anna was there coordinating the day for us, from setting up to ensuring things ran on time, no job was too big or small and this translated into a stress free and relaxed wedding day for us.

We opted for a canape menu and each and every option was exquisite. We have been to many restaurants in our time and there are very few that can maintain the level of quality and attention to detail we experienced with Catalina, the Chef and kitchen staff certainly deserve a special mention after executing dish after dish that just about ran off the plates they were so delicious.

The bar staff were amazing through out the night, advising guests on the available beverage options and later creating cocktail masterpieces on request. From the beginning to the end they were friendly, professional and happy to accommodate our guest however they could.

If you are looking for a wedding venue we recommend you look outside the box and go have a look at Catalina. In our opinion this is a true hidden gem with water front views, great atmosphere, all weather options and friendly, accommodating staff whats not to love.

We will certainly be repeat customers and look forward to coming down for breakfast, lunch or for another function in the future.

Although our wedding day has come and gone we will be forever thankful to the team at Cafe Catalina for making our day so special.

Date of visit: September 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank mrssamanthabradley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CafeCatalina, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hi Samantha

Thank you for your wonderful review!

We loved having you and being apart of your special day.

Your celebration was amazing to cater for and all your guests were so thankful and wonderful to serve. We would have you back again for another function in a heart beat!

It means so much to us to hear this beautiful feedback.

Should you need anything in the future please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Kindest regards,
Cafe Catalina

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Stunning place to catch up with friends
Awesome service and amazing food
Delightful lunch and a sneaky wine

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank KimNBillL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CafeCatalina, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hi Kim and Bill

Thank you for your outstanding 5-star review!

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed awesome service, food and wine with friends.

We would love to see you again soon.

Thank you for visiting,
Cafe Catalina

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cafe Catalina also viewed

Southport, Gold Coast
 
Gold Coast, Queensland
Southport, Gold Coast
 
Main Beach, Gold Coast
Southport, Gold Coast
 

Been to Cafe Catalina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing