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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cafe Balaena

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
Website
Today
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 06:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,080 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,050: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was great. Food was excellent. Had breakfast there and was very pleasant overlooking the water. Nice and peaceful.

Helpful?
Thank ikscott
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cafe has great views, however the main meals are fairly expensive and we waited a long time for the meal. A few of us ordered meals with prawns and scallops, which were less plentiful than expected. The staff were great.

Helpful?
Thank juliehR9592RD
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic views, great atmosphere, friendly staff and great food at reasonable prices. Would definetly dine here gain !!!

Helpful?
Thank Kris W
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love sitting at Cafe Balaena and just soaking in the view of the harbour. The opening hours are fantastic and make wandering in for just coffee, drink or a meal so easy and enjoyable. Lovely friendly staff complete the experience.

Helpful?
Thank Sue G
Dereham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best stake in OZ Also had birthday party mesl at this resturant staff very accomodating good service .

Helpful?
Thank andyj785
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overlooking the Marina in Hervey Bay. Great menu selection which covers all bases so great for a family or larger gathering. Covers the price ranges from burgers well priced to main meals around the $30 mark. Licensed with good service. Great spot on a nice Hervey Bay day to relax and enjoy the food and a nice couple of drinks... More 

Helpful?
Thank MikeSwallow
sunshine coast
Level Contributor
200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely way to spend a day with the family. Service was attentive as usual the owner floats around the restaurant making everyone welcome, encouraging children to give up the phone or game obsession and join into what we did as children, be polite and talk. Prawns, scallops, pasta, fish and steak, every meal sublime. Very pleased to have come back... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janelle R
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice lunch had falafel burger very filling. on the water great on a fine day reasonable prices quite busy service is good

Helpful?
Thank soniavas
Tugun, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On the harbour in Hervey Bay, very popular. It would be a good idea to book on weekends. Open for breakfast to dinner.

Helpful?
Thank Malcolm T
Hervey Bay, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to have a cuppa or a meal. Lunch and Dinner are something to look forward to at Cafe Balaena. Do yourself a favour and pay them a visit..

Helpful?
Thank Lana H

Travellers who viewed Cafe Balaena also viewed

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
 
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
 
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast
 

Been to Cafe Balaena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

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

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 16:30
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4125 4799
Description
What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Balaena and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Balaena staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?