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Cafe Catalina

Gold Coast Hwy | 10/11 Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5571 0390
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“poached eggs” (5 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:45 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Gold Coast Hwy | 10/11 Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
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1 - 10 of 334 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Popular with the cyclists. Tried the smoked trout and loved it. Good service.

Thank Mandalay85
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful and provided really great service however I got the beer battered fish and chips for $28. This was not worth $28. The fish was floury and tasted horrible. The chips were okay but you could go down the road and...More

Thank rachyy_col
CafeCatalina, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi rachyy_col, Thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear that your meal was a disappointment. We would love to hear more about your experience with us. If you could kindly contact our General Manager to discuss further we would be most grateful....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank goodness the Catalina is open again after the Commonwealth Games - looking better than ever. The welcome we receive at the Catalina is second to none and the coffee is the best that I have tasted on the Gold Coast. There is something for...More

Thank Ruth B
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ruth, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so delighted to be reopen again after 3.5 months closure during the Commonwealth Games. Your review sounds like everyone's dream culinary experience and we are thrilled to know this is at our restaurant! Hoping to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited Cafe Catalina for lunch and were both impressed. The service was attentive, good selection of dishes on the menu and a good wine list. The serving sizes were just right and the price was as expected. We would return.

Thank cfq_11
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi cfq_11, Your review was a delight to read, and we are glad you had an enjoyable lunch! Thank you for your review and for describing Catalina's service as attentive. . Regards, Management and the team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Cafe Catalina a few times for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and enjoyed the food every time. However, the staff seem disinterested and unwilling to try and make the visit a happy one for their customers.More

1  Thank MonkeyDi
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MonkeyDi, Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to hear that our service was not up to your standards. We would love to hear more about your experience with us. If you could kindly contact our General Manager to discuss further we would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great meal at Cafe Catalina. Have eaten breakfast here many times before but chose to take girlfriends for lunch. Beautiful location and views across the Broadwater, attentive service and delicious food. Try the King Prawn Asian salad...delicious!!

Thank nyborfly
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks nyborfly! Appreciate you taking the time to review us and thanks for a great review. So glad you enjoyed the your lunch and service. All the best The Cafe Catalina Team

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Went back to Catalina for the first time today since it recently reopened and was not disappointed. Such an amazing atmosphere and lovely views. I had the curry which was delicious and some friends got the steak sandwich which was so big it was essentially...More

Thank Anieka P
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Anieka, Thank you for coming to visit us once again, since we have reopened. We are glad to hear that the culinary experience is still highly regarded as the day we closed for three months! Regarding our meals we agree that are value for...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great leisurely lunch - scallops with olive butter a must. The table also enjoyed a tender hearty pork belly and the slow cooked lamb. Can recommend the Tieffenbrunner Pinot Grigio. Thanks Rupert and team.More

Thank caesarbi
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation for our new winter menu! We are delighted that you were happy with the service and our general lunch time environment. Too bad the weather wasn't so kind on Saturday. We hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Menu is great. Lamb, fish, pork... all brilliant. Service is excellent too. Rupert is outgoing and professional. Entree has many options.More

Thank Damien C
CafeCatalina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Damien, Thank you for your kind words about our new menu! We change it bi-annually and wanted to add a few winter warmers on our menu for the cooler months which it looked like you tried on Saturday. We are so glad our service...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A great venue for lunch or a wedding reception! We had our wedding reception at Cafe Catalina, and all of our friends and family have commented on what a superb venue it was and how good the food was. We went the standup menu, and...More

Thank Dave J
CafeCatalina, Manager at Cafe Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Dave, Thank you for your glowing review of your wedding reception. We are thrilled you were pleased with the food and venue! Thank you for mentioning our incredible team members - we are incredibly lucky to have the most welcoming and friendly staff employed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gold Coast Hwy | 10/11 Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5571 0390
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Catalina is a full service restaurant, with our waterfront marquee bar embracing its fantastic position here on the Broadwater right next to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Suitable for casual dining, relaxed Sunday sessions, weddings, groups and much more. Open 6:45 to 6:00pm on Friday, Saturday and late Sunday. 6:45 am to 5 pm Monday - Thursday.
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