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Cafe Clarence

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales 2462, Australia
+61 2 6644 5305
08:30 - 20:30
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really friendly staff, and the food was fantastic. It is a little pricey but you certainly get the quality. The views are beautiful and there are plenty of great places to sit along the river bank out the back of the Historic Pub. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and just love coming here to celebrate anything!

Thank marc_mcintyre
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great start to our family holiday, plain burgers and chips, so very nice, best chips in a very long time. Really nice setting, highly recommend this Cafe.

Thank smay68
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just off the Pacific hwy north of Grafton on the riverbank terrific little spot worth checking out especialy on a hot day

Thank Peter S
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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298 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a break on the way down south. We found this cafe at the back of the hotel which had lovely open grounds overlooking the Clarence River. There were ample outdoor settings under shaded trees. We ordered coffee and muffins all of which were good. The staff member who served us could display a little more of a welcoming... More 

Thank brudii
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

My wife and I stopped at Ulmarra un expectantly for a coffee break and ended up at the Café Clarence. In short the staff are very friendly. Being a hot day we opted for milkshakes and an iced chocolate and on a spur of the moment decision went for a slice of the Lemon myrtle chees cake and raspberry/strawberry cake.... More 

Thank Greg H
Cannonvale, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Lady that took our order wouldn't smile and was plane rude to us then nice to the locals behind us. Would not go back.

Thank Shelby R
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stop for a meal. Lovely view over the river, and surrounds . There are a few interesting shops nearby. Well worth a visit

Thank david g
Amersham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Food was very good by the river , very popular . Prices just right and wine and drinks can be bought from the bar . Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus

Thank judyhl52
Thornleigh, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We always have lunch here when traveling to the Northern Rivers. The food - sandwich which we have are excellent and reasonably priced - the coffee is good and we can sit out in the beer garden and which looks over the Clarence River.

Thank jayanare
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I understand that sometimes people have bad days but if your job is customer service and you can't greet somebody with a simple hello or fake a smile instead of saying what do you want a moping around with rbf then maybe find a new job. Otherwise the location is really nice and the food came out quickly. The salmon... More 

Thank Chris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Ulmarra | 2 Coldstream Street, Ulmarra, New South Wales 2462, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ulmarra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6644 5305
Opening Hours Breakfast and Lunch 8.30am - 2.30 pm (7days) Dinner 6.00pm - 8.30pm Tues- Sat Outstanding Coffee This is a delightful cafe/restaurant that provides excellent low priced meals in a setting on the banks of the Clarence River. It is right beside the Pacific Highway and is an excellent break point for those driving the Sydney-Brisbane highway. We have eaten there twice in the past week and were most impressed. We think it should be better known, especially as the service is especially friendly.

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