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106 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills, Hornsby, New South Wales 2120, Australia (Formerly Java Lava Cafe)
+61 2 9980 2780
06:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in on my way out of Sydney for a take away breakfast. My coffee was weak and way too hot; I asked for warm. The rest were okish. BUT the croissant with jam & cream - no cream & the jam was a .20cent plastic portion tub. Toast .... 2 slices of plain white bread, not toasted & a... More 

Thank Aurora D
New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very over-rated!Coffee in a plastic mug!You must be joking!Food quite ordinary.Won't be going back.Great situation,shame the food lets them down.

Thank SydneyAce
Pennant Hills, Australia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Have eaten here for lunch dinner and morning coffee. Generally consistent good usual cafe style dishes. A plus is being able to have a glass of wine too.

Thank Mikefor01
Hornsby, Australia
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The food is good, staff don't always look so happy. The food did take quiet some time coming out. For a few bottle beers and glass of wine they took ages. Will go back, but hope to get quicker service next time.

Thank Jade L
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Coffee is average compared to other places nearby that serve good coffee. Food is OK and the service varies from being friendly to at times seemingly in personnel.

Thank John M
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I go to this café quite frequently after school. Management has changed a lot over the past 6 months and the standard of service upon every visit is never the same. Some of the waitstaff are lovely, but others are completely clueless. One time they got my order wrong 4 times, and I stood there waiting for nearly half an... More 

Thank Sarah G
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Let me highlight GREAT coffee........ BUT........in my 4+ visits I have ever received the meal I ordered..............maybe a stream of hot lava screwed the plate............. Seriously, I initially used this for breakfast business meetings.............we no longer do that BUT we still go there for great coffee.......

Thank Ian L
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a quick lunch here with a group of work colleagues. The staff were very friendly and accommodating to a large group. My meal of beer battered flat heads tails and salad was good. Recommend for a quick bite to eat.

Thank gregandjulie1972
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I'm never disappointed. I go there daily and staff are up beat and helpful. Although options are opening up for coffee shops in Pennant Hills, I'm sticking with my vote

1 Thank Digby W
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

great staff and good friendly staff fast service good value for money daughter took takes us their when we visit

1 Thank greg415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Italian, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills, Hornsby, New South Wales 2120, Australia (Formerly Java Lava Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Hornsby  >  Pennant Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9980 2780

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