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Ruby's Cafe and Books

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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u1/322 West Street, Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4342 9657
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Today
07:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant food, coffee and polite, have been numerous times favourite place to eat in Umina. Clean and tidy, support local, chef not bad too😜😜

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Thank jayc1973
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose this place for a "quick" bite of lunch in bewteen house inspections on a Saturday - not a clever move time-wise!! The cafe has a quirky ambience, lots of antique china in cabinets and the walls are lined with overstuffed bookshelves . Staff are warm and fuzzy , and there seemed to be quite a few of them,... More 

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Thank Carol W
New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ruby's Cafe is one of my Central Coast favourites because of the consistently fresh food, flavoursome coffee and charming decor dominated by an extensive book collection. The menu is enticing but not overwhelming and sure to please discerning food lovers. Ruby's is a great place to meet friends or enjoy some well deserved time-out.

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Thank Linda S
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went here with friends as a spur of the moment decision. The coffee is great and the service and wait staff attentive. We had eight people in our group, nevertheless most meals were served in a timely manner. I had a very light meal of Crushed Avocado on sourdough with truffle honey drizzled over the top. while the others had... More 

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Thank wildkatoz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Just had coffee here. Great atmosphere friendly service all round nice little place. Good location and comfortable. Lots of books to look through and/or buy and some old relics

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Thank Jenny Z
Gosford, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I recently stopped by and tried the coffee and cake, I thought the customer service and food was fantastic, I will be back again Thank you. Ben

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Thank 159benj
Toronto, Canada
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202 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Lovely ambiance, bookish and comfy. Coffee is good, cakes and treats a delight and the blackboard lunch menu has some good things. Service is friendly. Cafe hosts writers groups etc. and has a good ethos.

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Thank Alan B
Umina Beach, Australia
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79 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This Restaurant is great, the Bacon & Egg Roll is amazing at only $5, the Roll is so fresh, the coffee is also very good, I have also tried other foods on the menu and they are yummy too. All the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed, I take my elderly clients to Ruby's and... More 

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Thank Anniewhatto
NSW
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great coffee! Nice environment. The cakes etc look great. Nice and relaxing place to come and enjoy the menu variety. It's a great menu and again, the coffee is really nice. There are comfy seats and normal cafe chairs etc. no matter where you sit, having a good coffee and being surrounded by books is s great place to be.

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Thank Mark E
Oakville, Canada
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Nice spot for coffee and a book. Nothing fancy but a quiet spot with some delicious choices for lunch and great coffee. Books to browse or bring your own or a paper and relax. Friendly staff.

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Thank DownUnderCanadian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: u1/322 West Street, Umina Beach, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Umina Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4342 9657

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?