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The Lagoons Cafe and Gallery

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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9 Lagoon St | Mackay Botanical Gardens, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
4952 6930
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Mackay, Australia
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My folks flew up for Christmas and took them here for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised with the service, quality of food and price. Staff were wonderfully prompt and polite. Food presentation was great. Overall- Great all round experience. Thanks guys and girls.

Thank Brad_Eveleigh
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The choices at this café are plenty and we have sampled the menu on several visits. It is set in beautiful gardens and you can walk off your lunch/meal through the gardens which is a bonus

1 Thank Alanna52
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A lovely setting to relax over a coffee.A good assortment of biscuits, cakes & scones.Balcony area outside has great couches to relax and enjoy the view over the gardens

1 Thank Margwar
Clare, Australia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This cafe ,in the botanic gardens, is a delightful venue. The menu is small but good. There are some gluten free choices. Can sit inside or out on the deck. Kids are welcome.

1 Thank Marian W
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1,399 reviews
631 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The Lagoons Cafe makes an ideal stopping point when exploring the Botanic Gardens for a coffee or a cold drink. Overlooking the gardens themselves with great covered outdoor seating, the service was good and the coffee nice and strong.

1 Thank Tony W
Lake Macquarie
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We had breakfast here yesterday. Lovely setting and great food. The ladies who served us were a delight. What a good start to a Saturday morning!

1 Thank Johnmdub
Albury, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Lagoons cafe is in the perfect setting amongst the Mackay botanical gardens. Coffee Is very good tasty light lunches and also breakfasts are served by friendly staff .you can sit on the large deck area and enjoy a cool breeze and great outlook over the lagoon and all the birdlife.highly recommend.

Thank christine m
Clare, Australia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This cafe at the centre of the Mackay Botanic Gardens is an idyllic spot with views over the lakes and surrounded by interesting plants. The coffee and food are ok but not wonderfull but still a lovely spot for lunch or morning tea. Some of the current art works are very interesting and became a topic of conversation for our... More 

Thank Marian W
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Good spot for a cafe but it doesn't seem to deliver. The hours are very limited and open late. Coffee isn't very nice, service was good. The food was very average as well

Thank Kel P
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Can't rate highly enough!! Food was FANTASTIC, Staff were FANTASTIC and location was superb. We will definitely go back.

Thank tannyj14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Lagoon St | Mackay Botanical Gardens, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: 4952 6930

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