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Tondoon Botanic Garden Lakes Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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6 Boyles Street | Tondoon Botanical Gardens, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing atmosphere, food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection, deliscious coffee, & the staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank Margaret R
Gladstone, Australia
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at the cafe in the gardens. It was delicious! Lots of choices, including gluten free. Service was great. It was lovely sitting on a large verandah surrounded by the gardens and a small lake beside it where you can watch ducks and turtles. Lovely setting.

Thank Margot E
Gladstone, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place for families. Plenty to do n see away from the café. Food was good generous serves. Children would enjoy feeding the turtles from the deck.

Thank Carol J
Brisbane, Australia
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474 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast. The eggs were cooked to perfection. The bacon was crispy. What more could you want. The only negative was the hollandaise sauce. It was quite orange and was not as tangy as other hollandaise sauce that I've eaten. On balance it was a good place to eat.

Thank molecular_4u
Gladstone, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Breakfast with the family . Fast service , massive coffee , tasty food . a bit pricey but quality service with a top location. Well done.

Thank kurt r
Gladstone, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to go for breakfast, I can recommend the eggs benedict! Also have great pancakes and coffee. Nice views over turtle filled lake from the tables on the balcony.

Thank Peter N
Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

the botanical fardens were jyst lively and then we came up the stairs to this liveky cafe. over looking the pond whic was full of turtles and ducks. we had a beautiful lunch and it was quite and oeaceful a really nice pkace to rekax we enjoyed it very much

Thank Happytraveller218
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I haven't got any idea why people say the food here is good?? Maybe different cooks at different times? Sunday lunch, service was great but a seriously bad coffee (long black as no one in gladstone stocks bonsoy!) and tropical salad with old lettuce I had to pull out and at least day old cut up strawberries (they had shrivelled... More 

Thank Paul B
Mooloolaba, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Good service and food at this café. Special requests for kids meals were no problem. Ducks and turtles in the lake below kept the kids amused.

Thank Andrew D
Gladstone, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great location for a nice quiet café. The food is ok but nothing great. I've been about 4 times now and it's just hit and miss with the food. Not sure if it's inexperience or because they are rushed. Staff are usually friendly but can take along time to be served. I really enjoyed my coffee!

Thank Kirks09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Boyles Street | Tondoon Botanical Gardens, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gladstone
Phone: (07) 4979 3388

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