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The Deck Cafe Lovedale

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia (Formerly Magpie Cafe)
+61 49309007
08:30 - 03:30
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 03:30
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you aren't quite sure you want much for lunch, this is just the place to try. The cheese platter was plenty for three of us and because it was during the week, it's a delightfully quiet corner to come and relax overlooking he lilies, sipping a crisp wine. Thank you!

Thank Alison J
Newcastle, Australia
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six of us had breakfast here on an event weekend - I was glad I had booked because it was very busy. The service was a little bit slow but like I said it was busy. The wait staff were efficient and the food was good but not great. One of our party had the bacon and egg roll and... More 

Thank Lynette B
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on an incredibly hot day and sat inside. The food is ok, the service was lovely, the wine tasting next door was lovely. Very nice staff

Thank Lisa T
Rozelle, Australia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 6 met here for breakfast on our way home from a weekend in the Hunter Valley. It has a very pretty outlook and a delicious menu. We enjoyed our little pitstop before the drive home to Sydney.

1 Thank sydneysan
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have often been disappointed at the quality of the good old country breakfast in the Hunter but the Deck has restored my faith. Will be back to try lunch next time and taste some wine.

Thank Sam R
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here two days in a row. They have a great range of options and cater for vegetarians and those with gluten intolerance. And the coffee drinkers said the coffee was great! You can eat outside on the deck with views of the dam or inside in the air conditioning which was most welcome on a day with... More 

1 Thank Sydneygirl0572
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am amazed by the negative reviews, my partner & I could not fault the place it was gorgeous & the service was nice. We went mid week so not as busy but the food was spot on pancakes & big breakfast. We loved the feel of the place so peaceful & we loved the homemade sauce so much we... More 

Thank Jessie P
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely little cafe is on the grounds of Gartleman winery. The outlook is lovely and the food is good - the service can be hit and miss so don't expect five star service. What I love is that you get a discount at the cellar door after eating at the cafe - just show your receipt. It's a very... More 

Thank John R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were wonderful and happy, food was delicious and tasty and prices were mid range, definitely a place to go.

Thank Liz T
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on a Sunday morning for breakfast without a reservation, although the place was quite busy and mostly reversed they went out of thier way to sort a table for the 2 of us on the deck. The food was very fresh and I enjoyed one of the best tasting eggs benedict ive had for a while. Overall... More 

Thank Kellnkeith

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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$6 - US$23
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:30 - 03:30
08:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Lovedale Road, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia (Formerly Magpie Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Lovedale
  • Phone Number: +61 49309007
The Deck Cafe, located at Gartelmann Wines in Lovedale, The Hunter Valley, is a stylish restaurant-style cafe, open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. The cafe provides a diverse and delightful menu complimented by Gartelmann wines and a generous range of beverages and Piazza Doro coffee.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?