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Favourite Chair Cafe

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Cafe, Australian
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344 High St | High St, Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4933 5333
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Valentine, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot on the river coffee and food very good, i rode my pushbike down and settled on this place. I will definately be back

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Thank Kawa600
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not terribly disabled friendly inside. Walked all the way around the (small) block to get to back of cafe for view of river. Bill enjoyed his coffee and burger. I ordered meatballs and gingerbeer. Drink never arrived. Meatballs were nice. Service was OK.

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Thank Tahi E
Australia
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Scones are soft, chewy, dense and moist - served with real cream and tasty jam. Coffee is full of flavour, good even without sugar or honey. Atmosphere is cosy with a wall full of old books and comfy seats - like the lamp and old clock. Staff are warm, personable and fun. Highly recommended location for quiet time with your... More 

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Thank mmmaricel
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the coffee and brunch options. Nice bookshop cafe vibe. Rainy day so didn't get to enjoy the river views. Not a lot of menu options for the youngest child but the older ones loved it.

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Thank Tim B
Maitland, Australia
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Having spent time previously scouring the books, I'd been wanting to try out the cafe. It was a relatively warm June day so I sat outside upstairs overlooking the river - nice. Nice coffee but I was disappointed with the amount of 'cheese' on the ham & cheese croissant. Honestly, I had to search for it! But with the bill... More 

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Thank littlerae0fsunshine
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89 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A cute little cafe in the heart of Maitland, had a great breakfast here- service was a little slow even though there were few people inside. A huge wall of books, somewhere you could spend days drinking coffee and reading. Games for the little ones, and comfy chairs to relax into. Good coffee, reasonable prices.

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Thank Brittany S
Maitland, Australia
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124 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Love going here of a weekend and sitting out the back near the river in the sun, highly recommend it!

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Thank GlobalGrappler
Chris M, Owner at Favourite Chair Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Marc G. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Maitland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

With the second hand bookshop next door it's a great place to eat and read. Good friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. I always try to get one of the comfortable armchairs!

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Thank Wendy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the coffee I had was bitter and watery. The young waitress briefly explained where the coffee was made, good knowledge of the product. There were only three people there at the time so quite enough to read any choice of the dusty old books. The old chairs (good idea) were distinctly uncomfortable for a long stay - unfortunately.

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Thank Karen L
Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

I love coming here for a relaxed coffee with my daughter. She loved the chocy milkshake. I always find the staff to be happy and friendly. One of the maitland mall greats!

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Thank nicchris77

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 High St | High St, Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Maitland
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4933 5333
Description
This is a quirky little cafe that focuses on local and seasonal ingredients to create a great breakfast and lunch menu. Coffee is by Glee Coffee Roasters.

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