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Mermaid Cafe

81 Ferry Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
+61 3 6267 4494
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Ferry Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had coffee & hot chocolate here while we waited for the ferry to Bruny Island. Service was pleasant, coffee was nice & hot.

Thank Bronnie66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot comprehend the good reviews of this cafe. Maybe the food is better than the coffee, I have only ever ordered coffee. I am a local and a Bruny rate payer and have visited this place on numerous occasions - out of desperation for...More

Thank Pirate16
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I had some time to wait for the next ferry, decided to go for a coffee. Walked into the Cafe, wanted a map of Bruny Island. There were no maps available, that was the first disappoint. Ordered a coffee and decided to order a roll...More

1  Thank Jcjman
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

During a school trip to Bruny Island, we called into the Mermaid cafe whilst we waited for the ferry. There were a lot of us ordering coffees and although they had to rush, the coffee was 10/10. Best soy latté, bonus points for the cute...More

3  Thank Kayla J
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

In context this cafe is very good given where it is. Target audience we imagine are passer bys going over to bruny. Nevertheless a nice find, and a nice surprise for those catching the ferry. Seafood chowder is nice. Burgers look nice too. Didn't get...More

1  Thank two_tees
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Called in after parking car in the queue for the Mirambeena (ferry to Bruny Island). Had time for really good coffee, Anzac biscuits and muffins while enjoying nice views of Oyster Cove Marina, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Noticed the menu also featured larger...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

When you travel to Bruny Island and wait for the Ferry, pop in at the Mermaid Cafe and have a bite to eat. You can sit outside on the terrace and watch the ferry come in. Pie, sandwich and coffee. Friendly staff and good service....More

2  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Home made pies were good value. Sat on verandah and watched the Bruny Island Ferry unload and reload for the return journey.

1  Thank Kylie-Ann L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This cafe has the friendliest staff I have come across in a long time. They seemed genuinely pleased to be there and to be serving people. We all had soup: chowder was generously full of different Tasmanian seafood. Lovely setting overlooking Kettering bay.

1  Thank heatherrobertsnz46
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wonderful little cafe located in a marina and next to the Bruny Island Ferry. Only stopped in for a coffee which was delicious. Sat outside to enjoy the view as it wasn't too windy. Meals looked very appertising, wished we'd have been able to have...More

1  Thank Sherpa123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ferry Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6267 4494
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Delicious food and stunning views right on the waterfront in the fishing village of Kettering, just 30 minutes from Hobart
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