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Gold Fish Bowl

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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3/160 Rusden Street, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6771 5533
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat 07:30 - 13:00
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Dubbo, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped here on our way through Armidale. Will need to make regular trips I think! Coffee is top notch, city quality and the sourdough is amazing. The café smells amazing because of the wood-fired oven. Haven't eaten here but judging by the quality of the sourdough and the coffee I'd say it would be amazing. Service was great too!

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Thank Gabriella B
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for a coffee and ended up purchasing a fruit/hazelnut loaf for our breakfast for the next few mornings on our holiday. The coffee and hot chocolate were lovely and hot and the loaf the next morning was delicious. Highly recommended. Friendly people too.

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Thank Annie D
New South Wales
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for years or since their move. Ambiance and setting much better. Coffee still fantastic and love the happy friendly staff.

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Thank bisbeeblue
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking a quirky space to have breakfast or lunch in Armidale, this is the place to go! Dog friendly, great coffee and delicious food. Toasty and warm inside for winter and a good shady outside area for summer!

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Thank Hillary M
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a buzzing joint. Had a good breakfast here. Pretty hip for a conservative town like Armidale.

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Thank Andrew_Dolley
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Always stop in for a loaf of sour dough and a coffee - only place to get a good sourdough that I know of in the area!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We are regulars here when we visit Armidale. Coffee, ambience, and breakfast great. This time we had lunch. My son loved his steak sandwich. The house made bread is delicious. Later On a visit for a takeaway coffee they assumed I knew the ordering protocol - I didn't. If you do order at the cash register not the coffee machine,... More 

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Thank AnnieKen_Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is my favourite cafe in Armidale. The coffee is good quality (although you have to remember to say you want it hot if you want to buck the trend toward warm coffee) and the food is excellent (although I have stopped having eggs and bacon here because the bacon is rolled rather than laid straight in the pan, and... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Even though we were there at opening time, the place was filing up fast. Their Eggs Benedict came with quite a lot of bacon, not the usual 3 or so rashes. The service was prompt and the servers were happy and attentive. The coffee was very good and the smell of it brewing and that of the bakery in the... More 

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Gosford
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped to grab take away here briefly whilst traveling through Armidale. Absolutely worth the detour and some of the best coffee, tea and sweet treats we've had all trip!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/160 Rusden Street, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Armidale
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6771 5533
Description
Pizzas only available Fridays. Breakfast and lunch daily (except Sunday)

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