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Ruby's Cafe and Books

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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u1/322 West Street, Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4342 9657
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Today
07:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Umina Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Almost everyday, my day starts at Ruby's. Two short blacks and sometimes an egg and bacon roll. And always books and books and books. Sometimes pick one up, most often just browse the titles. Its all very stimulating in a restful but not a serious way. Its not a coffee shop for bookworms as such but more like a bookshop... More 

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Thank davidwkeig
Wollongong, Australia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant place to sit down and have a cup of coffee and bite to eat. The coffee is great and the surroundings are restful. Enjoyable !

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1 Thank David L
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best coffee in Umina. Nice interior. Quieter. Nice large table at back which would be good for small group coffee meetings.

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Thank TrishO1970
Umina Beach, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Change of personnel has meant a change in quality and service. We love the iced coffee with no cream Beautiful

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Thank gbsachse
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

What an unexpected gem of a coffee / secondhand book shop. Love the book shelves lining the walls, antique items and good coffee. We shared The French Toast and a Corn and Vegetable Fritters dish, both well presented and tasty. Ideal coffee shop to meet with friends or just time out by yourself.

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Thank Vicki G
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Arguably the best coffee shop on the West Street strip. Friendly staff, very good coffee, good cake selection. Staff could possibly chat a little less among themselves, or at least a bit more quietly. Not a big deal though. They seem to know everybody, and welcome the locals.

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Thank allann879
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I came to Ruby's on my last visit to the Central Coast quite sometime back I will say then I had lovely food. This time around I bought a very good friend of mine on Friday last week. I have to say I am glad that their are some familiar faces still their and the chef still greets me as... More 

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Thank melanie p
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had the bacon and egg roll and chicken burger, good price, good food and excellent service, old fashioned decor which was a nice experience, lots of books to read and old ware to buy. The only turn off was what appeared to be disgruntled staff complaining about their shift. staff should greet customers and let them know that there is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Terrific little place for a coffee or a light bite. Good ambiance set in an old school library setting. Nice friendly staff and well priced. Will visit again.

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Thank markv20142014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I make the occasional visit to Ruby's to see if there are any new books worth buying and there's very rarely anything of note. On the one occasion I had a coffee there it was at the low end of average. The service is friendly which is it's only real bonus.

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Thank Andrew F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: u1/322 West Street, Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Umina Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4342 9657

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