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The City Cafe

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3rd Street | Lae City Hotel, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
06:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only thath their food is good and in big servings. They have good sense of humour. Almost an extension of my office. I meet people here for business.

Thank Arlene C
Lae, Papua New Guinea
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great selection of both Asian and Western food, well prepared and well presented.......try the Baby back ribs!

Thank Richard H
Lae, PNG
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97 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The food in the cafe is very good. I suggest the Tony's Baby Back Pork Ribs. They are awesome. The cakes are very good too. Only problem here is they do not sell coke. If you are a spirit drinker like rum, bourbon or scotch, you have to have it with Pepsi which is aweful! The rooms are well appointed... More 

Thank tincoll
Lae, Papua New Guinea
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

There are variety of Asian and international foods. It is nice for Japanese that we can order asian food too,

Thank nagatayutaka1168
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

With a menu size suitable for 5 restaurants , they try to do to much . The food quality has changed and not in a positive way .... I believe more training will help customer service... instead of management standing around and talking or making their own breakfast , lead by example .... it shouldn't take 10 minutes to make... More 

Thank Russell M
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This Cafe is located in the sister Motel to Morobe Motel, so free transport to and from is offered, which makes things real easy.

Thank Ps B
Lae, Papua New Guinea
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

staff are friendly. one of the two places in town with a descent dessert selection. cheese cakes here are good, though short of excellent. not much delay in serving food. a bit crowded as its a single hall with less space among tables. feels a little congested. not ideal for business meetings as the person sitting on the adjacent table... More 

Thank Sajith S
Wellington, New Zealand
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Extensive range of meal and drink options. All reasonably priced. Dining room often noisy (acoustics very poor). A popular dining option for solos, families and business.

Thank Tyretalk
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Great place to eat in Lae! Staff are very friendly and there is a wide-selection on their menu, although its mainly Asian-oriented. Prices are fair enough. Good quality.

Thank Christos L
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Basic meals- surf and turf was two pieces of thin steak overcooked with 3 prawns sandwiched between them. Asked for chips, but got a pile of mashed instant potoato, not even the real stuff!

Thank Geoff W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Cafe, European, Asian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Street | Lae City Hotel, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Papua New Guinea  >  Momase Region  >  Lae
  • Phone Number: 6754720138

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