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Mermaid Cafe

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81 Ferry Rd, Kettering, Tasmania 7155, Australia
+61 3 6267 4494
08:30 - 16:00
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Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 16:00
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Noosa, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived off peak hours so it's not busy, coffee came after a couple of minutes hot and beautiful.😚

Thank 44Kezza1972
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the Mermaid cafe at 10.06 am this morning , ordered a large Flat white coffee at 4.80 dollars, took my number (31) and waited , and waited , and waited , at 10.22am i had to go ,............still without my coffee as the ferry was loading , thats 16 minutes to get one Flat white ...........but i still... More 

Thank Collins09
Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat outside on the deck whilst watching the Marimbeena load and unload its vehicles and passengers. The food was nicely presented and tasted good, but they forgot to deliver some of our drink orders.

Thank Louw2017
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339 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a bit of a wait for the ferry so decided to have lunch here. It had a very good menu and wine selection and as they know you are waiting on the ferry the service is prompt. Lovely views from the sunny balcony. Almost worth waiting for the next ferry. They can arrange takeaway if you are pressed... More 

Thank TravellingSandy4
Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us had lunch today, have been a few times. Once again the food was good and the staff were excellent, finished with a lovely coffee. Will return in a few weeks.

Thank Kevin S
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place for coffee. The view was magnificent and the home baked scones and home made jam were a treat

Thank mojo2000
Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depending on how long you have to wait for the ferry, Mermaid Cafe has great coffee and food. You can sit down and gaze out on the Marina or get a take away. The staff are efficient and quick.

Thank Brererabbit
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Got some coffee while waiting for the Bruny Island ferry. Just got it in time before the crossing. I expect they are used to this but they could make it a little less nerve racking. Coffee was good though, so most is forgiven.

Thank rdf88
Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick coffee before crossing in the ferry. Service was hideously slow. On previous visits the service was fast but today the staff were in slow mode. Poorly organized - and a poor reflection in Tasmanian hospitality.

Thank Debbie N
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Get here as quick as you can before everyone else finds out! On sunny day which we had sit outside and enjoy simple local food. The staff were so friendly and well organized. The view of the harbor and the boats coming and going was very entertaining.

Thank david_virtue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Delicious food and stunning views right on the waterfront in the fishing village of Kettering, just 30 minutes from Hobart

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