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“Too long a wait for below average food”
Review of Bennys cafe

Bennys cafe
Cuisines: Cafe
Description: Benny's is an inclusive friendly cafe in beautiful Culburra Beach. We create menu items on site and cook to order. We serve locally roasted Daily Grind organic coffee as well as organic fair trade tea. We are a family friendly venue including canine family members who are welcome on our balcony. We also have a community style library for our customers to make use of and provide books and toys to keep little people happy.
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Description: Benny's is an inclusive friendly cafe in beautiful Culburra Beach. We create menu items on site and cook to order. We serve locally roasted Daily Grind organic coffee as well as organic fair trade tea. We are a family friendly venue including canine family members who are welcome on our balcony. We also have a community style library for our customers to make use of and provide books and toys to keep little people happy.
Reviewed 7 April 2021 via mobile

We went to Bennys for breakfast on Saturday during Easter break. We ordered the basic, 2 bacon and egg rolls, 1 eggs on toast and a coffee and milkshake. Because it’s a busy time, we knew there will be wait time. But 1 hour wait time is just too long. Every single table was waiting for over 45 mins, even for the basic coffee. All people at different tables were continuously asking the staff to forewarn the customers that they would have to wait for an hour before the food came, but business is business and they never mentioned that to us!

Eventually when we got the food, it was bland, not much in taste and the Turkish bread was not even toasted properly! There was some verbals fights which broke out with a customer who waited for an hour for a coffee and scone and when he got it, the scone was forgotten! And the owner lady has no customer service etiquettes! She fought with the customer in front of al the other people seating inside and shouted at him asking him to leave. She mentioned that the customer had insulted one of the staff! But with that wait time, which hungry customer would be able to hold back their temper! Every table started talking with the other table and complained continuously on the wait time and average food. The table next to us had ordered avocado on toast and she got it after and hour. She turned around and asked me, do you think this takes an hour?

I think the problem is that the owner lady makes the coffee and the owner husband makes food, and rest others 2-3 people were just wait staff who bear the brunt of delays from customers!

Well, we learnt a lesson, didn’t go back again. I don’t mind waiting ever if the food is great, but that was the most disappointing bit of the whole affair!

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank NandiNabarun
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Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

Nice little dog friendly cafe , down a lane behind the main shops.
Covid safe. Nice staff and quick service. Had a nice tea and coffee and yummy carrot cake and a melting moment ... all good. Nice little deck out the back. Modern and clean

Date of visit: February 2021
1  Thank karenm642
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Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

We had lunch here a few days ago. Although the service was a little slow, the staff was very friendly and super helpful with gluten and dairy free requests, which we really appreciated. The food was also great and I recommend the eggs benedict. They were very accommodating of the kids in our family and our dog. We would definitely come back.

Date of visit: December 2020
2  Thank David_AAH
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Reviewed 14 November 2020

We went here for breakfast and ordered basic bacon and egg rolls and I have never experienced such slow service in my life. I had booked a table and then when we arrived it had been given to another family and then it took them 15 minutes to sort that out.
Then We waited over an hour an a half for our food and coffee. When we finally recieved our food, the portions were small and coffee cold and to top it all off it was overpriced.

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank Becreviewexperiences
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

We visited Culburra Beach for the weekend and were very glad to find Bennys. Walking into the cafe it looks "average" and what lifts it to above average is the staff and the food. We had a lunch and then breakfast here, 6 of us and everyone came away happy with what they ordered. It is a really friendly place, the food is fresh and delicious, highly recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2020
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1  Thank miinoz
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