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Oaklands Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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3546 Princes Highway, Pambula, New South Wales 2549, Australia
+61 2 6495 7373
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Merimbula, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is lovely the atmosphere was very good you can sit outside or inside you can get a drink from a lovely boutique brewry beside the cafe. You have a lovely art gallery next door and a wonderful garden centre and shop with such interesting thins and local produce for sale. You should book as it is a very... More 

Thank 19suzie1944
Goulburn, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch, it was a delight! The servings were generous and the food was delicious. My husband had Cajun Fish Salad and I had a trio of dips with Turkish bread. The Beer and Cheese dip was amazing. I don't usually eat fish, but tasted my husbands and it was wonderful! The atmosphere was relaxed,... More 

Thank Eleanor H
Pambula Beach, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oaklands is a place for everyone, the whole family can enjoy a lunch time together here. Beautiful garden centre with fabulous plants, gifts and local food, an art gallery, a cafe with food and coffee that is the best you would find anywhere, a brewery, a local function centre and an animal nursery for the kids. A must to visit... More 

Thank hetho61
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Merimbula for 30 years and this place is easily the best lunch I've ever had. You can tell a chef has put their menu together because the food just works. It's tasty and fresh. * Cafe with great tasting food. - everything made onsite - dairy free and gluten free options * Seriously good coffee. *... More 

Thank SimonAJohnson
Gosford, Australia
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is unique, plenty of parking. Lots of browsing around the plants and crafts for sale. The menu is excellent and its combination of flavours I thought was very good. Food was fresh and the whole presentation of the plate was great. My friend had a salt shaker lose its head into his meal and the staff whisked it... More 

Thank 696Timk
Eden, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our family here for the annual get-together on Friday before Christmas. Three generations had a really tasty lunch, some boutique beers and cider from Longstocking brewery and great deserts. Finished with a walk through the animal barn. A great lunch venue for all the family.

Thank mauricebell2015
Nethercote, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oaklands Cafe is our 'local' -how lucky are we! The coffee is consistently fabulous, and whether we team it with a savoury zucchini/bacon muffin, or feta and mint fritters with smoked salmon, or the Greek omelette, the result is the same - delicious. If it's lunch, the specials board has featured some must-have, light options: chicken broth with Asian dumplings,... More 

Thank stroudy52
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The advert of a brewery was enough to draw in my hubby & son in law, they tried a number of beers some good some not so good. Difficult with children as they can't go in the bar, fortunately there is a small pet farm which was enough to leave the guys in peace to have a beer . Cafe... More 

Thank Allbreeds
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Have been to Oaklands on a few occasions on previous holidays but never had a meal there before. Had lunch at the cafe and it was wonderful. I had the most tender and flavourful steak sandwich, my wife a Thai chicken burger which she is still raving about. The kids loved their meals as well (apparently home made sausage roll... More 

Thank Jason A
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This place has something for everyone, delicious food, a lovely nursery, gift shop, animals in the barn for the kids and even a brewery for the blokes. The animal nursery is good but could be really great if some more effort was put into this part of the attraction

Thank Lea1912

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3546 Princes Highway, Pambula, New South Wales 2549, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Pambula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 7373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?