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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Sponsored by: Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Breakfasts - all day
1. Amazing Breakfasts - all day
"food was fantastic and incredibly good value"
Laura B
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2. Excellent lunch's & wine list
2. Excellent lunch's & wine list
"Beautiful little restaurant, excellent food, good service"
katrina248mann
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3. Best Meal's - A Must Go!
3. Best Meal's - A Must Go!
"Trip advisor needs to add a 6th star, 5 star just doesn't do justice"
Richard A
See reviews that mention Best steak ever!
About
The Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is located just off the main street of Airlie Beach which provides you with a quiet, comfortable and at dinner romantic venue, Located in front of the main walkway to Airlie Central, home to the new Woolworths store. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, (Kitchen operates 7:30am to 9:30pm daily). Fully licensed .... A wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy wonderful food, great service and good music. Known for the best Coffee in the Whitsundays and home to the unique "Hot Rock" dinning experience, the highest quality steaks and the best ever seafood. Come for breakfast, back for lunch and again for dinner...... It's the best! & We also offer
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
CUISINES
Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great staff and lovely food. I would recommend the Hot Rock seafood plate (so long as you don't mind cooking your own!). Came with chips and salad - a well balanced meal.

Date of visit: April 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey there 703ali, Glad you enjoyed.. all our Hot Rock meals come with the option for the Chef to cook... wonderful either way. Thank for the review! Lawrence

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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

My wife chose to have dinner on her birthday at this beautiful hidden gem restaurant in Airlie. They had many vegan options for my wife and I loved cooking my meal on the fun hot stone. We were served by two lovely woman Riena and...Bruna. We were super impressed when Bruna was leaving that she told us how Riena would be looking after us. They were both very professional and still down to earth and personable. We were both very surprised and blown away when the staff surprised my wife with some cake on a plate with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on it in chocolate sauce. They even had a sparkler which was really lovely too. Being away for her birthday it was hard to organise a cake especially for only two people. So this beautiful cake surprise really meant so much to us and we found it a very kind and thoughtful gesture. We also loved meeting the very friendly chef!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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bcs0, General Manager at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2020

StaceLucV, Happy birthday again! So Happy you both enjoyed your experience with us on this special day. We always try and go the extra mile ...... Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. I will pass you feedback...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG! You must go here! The name does not do this place justice! My friend and I had the Hot Rock Seafood Platter, out of this world!!!! So good we came back to have again and had the Cold Rock experience also. The service from...the waitress was incredible, she handled a busy time there. Great food reasonable prices! WIne was great too!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Seaview, WOW, thank you ..... Try Breakfast or Lunch OR both. Thanks for the feedback :) Lawrence

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place. We arrived earlier than our booking but were accommodated by the very attentive staff. Great cocktails and outstanding food. The duck tacos were beautiful, and the hot rock (tacos for my wife, seafood for me) was an amazing experience - as the label...says, you cook your own meat to your satisfaction on literally a hot rock. I’m sure we’ll be back, if only to know the all-day breakfasts are as excellent as the dinners!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

sbolch, Fantastic review, thank you so much for it. So pleased you had a great experience. Lawrence

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Service excellent. Unusual venue opposite BWS but don’t let that put you off. Excellent experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chris, So pleased you enjoyed. Thanks Lawrence

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at this restaurant which is out of the Busy areas. My husband had the beef hot rock which he said was very delicious and I had the yummy lasagna. Staff member was very friendly and efficient. Would definitely dine here again.

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for the review... glad you enjoyed. Lawrence

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I attended this cute little restaurant and were met with inpeccible service. We went before 8pm where it was cocktail happy hour.. this made me very happy. The ambiance outside was perfect and so was the lighting. Great menue range. We ordered...the meat and seafood sharing platter where we were given 2 hot stones to cook our food. It was enough food for me and my partner however if you were starving you would probably want to order an entree too. It was a fun experience trying the hot plate for the first time however I think I prefer a chef cooking my food.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Sarah, Glad you liked out restaurant ... don't worry all Hot Rock meals are also available cooked by our chefs as well :) Lawrence

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the Village Cafe did not meet my expectations on this occasion. I ordered the Potato Rosti and Smoked Salmon. The food arrived at the table before our coffee did, without the salmon on the plate. The rostis were raw in the middle, the spinach...on the plate was straight from the bag, and the tomato I had added was undercooked. My partner was not satisfied with her meal either. Although the food wasn’t great, the staff were friendly, and the barista was clearly working very hard. Maybe we just got unlucky this time.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I am sorry this experience was not as you or I would expect. I would like to invite you to join us again, would you please contact me via the work phone 07 4946 5745. Thank you Lawrence

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance and the food in this place is amazing! I enjoyed the Village Burger, fried dumplings and whitsunday mojo smoothie. The staff and lawrence are very helpful. I highly recommend Village cafe especially to those who wants to visit whitsundays.

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

IVY, Thank you for such a nice review. Lawrence

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent food and incredible coffees thanks to Javier for his attention it was a pleasure!!! A must see in airlie beach

Date of visit: March 2021
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you I will pass on your comments to Javier.. Lawrence

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Michael S
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Michael, thank you for replying and the additional information. I will, as always continue to review and test our products based on feedback etc. One thing I know for sure is that everything can be improved and that is our... More
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No not so much consider you are in Airlie and do the right thing... We will look afeter you eaither way. Have fun
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