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Gardenia Cafe

381 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good65%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
$$ - $$$
381 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met a friend here to get away from the hustle and bustle of Warner’s Bay waterfront shops. It was a cold wet windy day. Lunch was simply lovely. I had the pumpkin frittata and friend had the Beer Battered Barramundi, both meals were quite...More

Thank BlackiesGirl
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We had to make a short notice booking for this cafe today for 20 guests and appreciate the staff's helpfulness in accommodating our seating needs. It was hugely appreciated 😊 The food & coffee excellent as was the service and we all had a lovely...More

Thank frangipanni66
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is a great spot for gardeners to catch up over a coffee and lunch. The food is modern and portions are not too large.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a family breakfast catch-up at this cafe. Meals were of a very generous size & beverages were served hot. You are surrounded by beautiful art, giftware & plants. This is a very nice spot to drop into for a meal or a cuppa!

Thank Cathie M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very pleasant sunny little hiddey place but at 11am on the 9th July it was bloody freezing inside and out. YOU NEED HEATING. We ordered smashed avo and feta and really good coffee , what we got on this bloody co ld morning was not...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Once a month I meet with a group for breakfast at this restaurant. We have been doing this for some time and find it a great place to meet and eat. The service is good and the food is great.

Thank CKeithEdwards
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Coffee's great, small meal menu offers something for most tastes. It's a little pricy but the customers don't seem to mind and really the atmosphere is worth the slightly elevated costs.

Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 13 June 2016

For something a little different I highly recommend this little hidden treasure, within the Lee Rowan gardening centre. The coffee was very nice as were the morning tea goodies. Definitely try.

Thank Wazup7
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Words could not explain how bad our breakfast was at Gardenia Cafe .Three of us went this morning for what we thought would be a nice breakfast ............ I ordered poached eggs with English spinach on sourdough ..well when my plate arrived two large slices...More

2  Thank phillipk8
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Two fantastic fresh salads for lunch. Salt and pepper squid special of the day and a chicken and walnut salad with pickled onion. Nice atmosphere, decent service. A bit on the expensive side but worth every penny.

1  Thank JayGee22
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Barbara H
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Response from Debra M | Reviewed this property |
I really didn't like the food or the attitude of the owner. I have never been back there
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Warners Bay
  • Phone Number: 94546999
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