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Royal Society Cafe

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108 William St, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia (Formerly Elies Cafe)
+61 2 6331 0338
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Bathurst, Australia
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266 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and very good food. I had the Chicken Pie (Pie of the Day) and there was real chicken in it. Came with mash potato and Mashed Pumpkin and gravy. Also had banana smoothie. My wife had quiche with chips and salad with a coffee. The coffee was great with lots of froth. The only two things that... More 

Thank Les B
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off for breakfast en-route to the Blue Mountains and enjoyed an excellent breakfast here. Truly excellent coffee and pastries all served up by attentive charming staff a lovely experience.

Thank fabfrance_1708
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Such a cute little cafe, food is delicious, generous and very affordable. The staff were super friendly and the barista remembered our coffee orders each time we came in. Beautiful coffee. Will definitely be back later in the year when we return to Bathurst for uni!

Thank Lauren K
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice now ,breakfast was really good and came back months later for lunch.Was not disappointed lunch was reall good great coffee and friendly service.

Thank Ian F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Greeted as soon as we looked at the menu out the front, ordered a burger and a salad and had our lunch in under 10 mins. They also bought out a bowl of treats for our two dogs that we had with us, service was amazing and friendly! Thank you for making our day!

Thank Bec B
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170 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our first visit since the closure of the previous restaurant and it's re-opening. I have read other reviews and I can honestly say that we were very happy with both the service and the quality of the food. We had our two dogs with us and they provided nibbles and water, took our orders promptly and served the meals with... More 

Thank Penycraig
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

While the food and drinks are good and reliable, the service is consistently terrible. The waitstaff are slow with no attention to detail and minimal care for customers. Even during quiet times, I've seen tables are left filthy for half an hour while the waitstaff stand behind the counter talking to each other or playing on phones. I assume these... More 

Thank Hannah G
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely dog friendly cafe in the heart of Bathurst, they made our dog feel very welcome with cold water & dog nibbles. I have read a few reviews of "poor" service, but the staff on Sunday 12th Feb couldn't have been more obliging. Brunch & coffee was great, highly recommend if you are in town.

Thank Gobnait38
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325 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch and it was very quiet the food was good but the service was slow and indifferent after we finished our mains we were just left.we asked about desserts to be told they didn't do them.plates were also removed while members of our party were still eating.i had also to ask for the bill.we ended up having... More 

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Bathurst, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Food was delicious. But it was definitely one of the worst service experiences we've ever had to endure that nearly caused us to walk out before even being served. Some of our experiences were: - Being told to sit wherever we wanted, then not being approached by a staff member until we requested some water. - We had to get... More 

Thank JAM2795

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 William St, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia (Formerly Elies Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Bathurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6331 0338
Royal Society Café is located in the landmark Royal Hotel Building and is your home away from home whether a local or a visitor to Bathurst. The view from our outdoor dining area is magnificent, the perfect place to enjoy our sensational food while you drink in the splendour of Kings Parade. Our coffee is exemplary with our barista's serving up award winning Grinders espresso coffee, organic teas, freshly squeezed juices and mouth watering smoothies. Our outstanding food is made using the best locally sourced produce available. When reading our menu it's easy to get excited about what you are about to eat. Royal Society Café, come and enjoy our hospitality today.

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