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Panino Cafe

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Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
0488464614
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Newington, Australia
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for breakfast today on way back to Sydney. Menu was disappointing and generraly about 30% more expensive than you would find in Sydney, the food quality was below pa. My scrambled eggs were almost white and flat, not fluffy and yellow. The bacon over cooked and they used poor meat cuts. On the menu they rave about... More 

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1 Thank Alistair G
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A beautiful sandstone building, pleasantly decorated, with acceptable cuisine is made "a no go" restaurant due to the Owner's behaviour. To not allow his guests to sit where they choose on a 40 degree day used up all my patience. We have tried to support this restaurant but on 4 of 4 occasions have had to plead to sit in... More 

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Thank Sue I
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely team and a beautiful setting to stop in for breakfast and im glad we did! Coffee was outstanding and the service beautiful 😊 highly recommend

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Thank Lucas A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped here for lunch on the weekend and the food was horrible. The burgers were oily and the meat looked like it had been previously cooked and then reheated. Avocado was brown. Don't even bother.

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2 Thank DonnaMaria16
Faulconbridge, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were looking forward to the 5 course extravaganza and the wonderful food for which this restaurant has been known for in the past. We were with friends and found we had been placed on an outside table with other people for the New Years Eve event. No problem in one sense, however the table was so crowded that the... More 

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2 Thank Bosleywoof777
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had a 6 course meal special they were doing for new years. The dishers varied from very good to ordinary to uncooked seafood. Wait staff were very helpful and engaging. A good atmosphere.

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3 Thank peterhere
Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Called by with my mate Jonno and had me the best lamb burglar ever well cooked and fresh as can be the staff very friendly very easy going place wish I lived near by I'd be a regular.

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Thank Laurie2747
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Extremely unhappy with our experience here while out for dinner on a Saturday night. The food was not good for the prices they charge, $30 entrees and $39 mains, fine dining prices when the food and service are way off. I saw a previous reviewer mention that they felt like they were inconveniencing the waitress by just being there and... More 

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2 Thank IrlAus
Sydney, Australia
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308 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

recommended by locals, but was a bit short on the menu for lunch. We had wraps which were fresh and tasty. Quiet, friendly place away from the noise of the pub. Decor could do with a refresh.

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Thank Andrew H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

While staying the weekend in Wollombi, to attend the annual country fair, we booked into Panino Cafe. During the day it serves cafe meals, coffee etc. weekends it is open for dinner and bookings are essential. Luckily we had booked as they were totally booked out on our night. The pork belly was delicious as was my brother's grain fed... More 

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Thank Peter L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$48
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Wollombi
  • Phone Number: 0488464614

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