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Shingle Inn

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Cafe, Australian
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Helensvale Town Centre, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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218 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The shingle inn at Helensvale Westfield shopping centre is closed up for now and by the look of it probably permanently Not a big surprise as its centre island type layout and thus very open did not seem to be the right fit for the usual shingle inn crowd

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Terrible. Slow. Told there was a 20 min wait for food. Restaurant not even half full. Waited 25 mins for a pot of peppermint tea. Still didn't come even after going to the counter to ascertain why. Disorganised. Will not be back. Save yourself the headache.

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Thank Jo T
Gold Coast, Australia
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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

always a lovely place to sit and chat with friends. they have a good range of food that is very tasty-their onion relish is incredible.

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Thank gcgirlau
Gold Coast, Australia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great place to meet friends and family, great coffee and eats! Friendly, efficient and helpful staff!

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Thank lizJ9005NK
Oakville, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Shocking. How can you possibly make such bad food? How can you muck up coffee so badly? Worse then instant coffee. I'm surprised anyone ever goes there

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Thank prettiest209
Sydney
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Sunday morning at the Pines complex...looking for a friendly, quiet brekky/coffee place. Tastefully appointed with quiet nooks; pleasant staff. Price upper-range... eg eggs ben and coffee ($22.50). Hmm. But I'll probably come again.

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Thank FredWilliamson
Gold Coast, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Poor display not much on offer, place just has a worn out tired feel. In the positive side the big sofa chairs are comfy & the location is great - right outside. Coffee was ok however service is not engaging just a convenient spot for us so we will go back

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Thank StirlingRex
Gold Coast, Australia
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Stopped here for a coffee and snack. Disappointed that the snack (Lamington) was not fresh but at least a day or two old. Their display of eats is impressive - pity the same cannot be said about freshness. Coffee was OK - just the right temperature. Service was quick and polite.

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Thank taldar769
Gold Coast, Australia
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Elegant, comfortable armchairs and private seating in midst of busy shopping centre. Range of yummy savoury or sweet treats to refresh you while out shopping. Coffee is in reasonable sized cups, teapot serves 2 cups, & they have lactose free milk. Service is good, order at counter & they bring it to table. Caters for couples and small groups not... More 

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Thank Julie F
Labrador, Australia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I don't know how does this place still stay open !? Went to have my hot chocolate and toasted sandwich this morning 10/07/15 I was charged almost $12 (!) for it when it doesn't exceed $9 at other cafe's in shopping centre. Waitress brought me a cup of hot chocolate which wasn't even sweet and UNtoasted sandwich. I said to... More 

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Thank Milissa_89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helensvale Town Centre, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Helensvale

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