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Bowan Island Cafe and Bakery

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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183 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia
+61 2 9719 2888
07:00 - 16:30
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place for takeaway coffee and the charcoal brioche roll was yummy. However, the young blonde girl has a shocking attitude. She is very rude and probably shouldn't be working there anymore. This is why I won't give an extra staff, because of her impatient, blunt, abrupt attitude. Otherwise, all the other staff are lovely. Overall, I like... More 

Thank babymort
Sydney Australia
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293 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice and cheap. At these prices you can't be disappointed. Here you get no nonsense food. Regular servings. Basic food done nicely.

Thank AeroDDD
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

In my experience, this is the best coffee accompanied by a snack, cake or biscuit shop in Drummoyne. Except that it can be very noisy at times, when the locals bring their young children in with them. Cest la Vie ?

Thank MikeN42
Ryde, Australia
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Been visiting this cafe weekly for over 20 plus years !! Coffee excellent - so is food - plain and simple food - butter is butter here no fake stuff - balsamic is a good quality one - organicky place and no airs and graces and gimicky going ons - yes a cockroach or two tramps past sonetimes but it... More 

Thank PaulaPilgrim
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The sandwiches, wraps and pastries taste great every time we visit here for breakfast or lunch. The service lets them down. Sometimes the staff behind the counter just ignore you and at other times are not partticularly friendly. Time to stop resting on the glory of the past guys!

Thank Christie P
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food is over priced, breakfast includes 1 piece of toast only, Waitress brought out an extra piece for $2.50 with no offering of butter, etc. Could barely find the feta on the salmon and eggs breakfast. Disappointing - especially as a local. Some free advice Bowan Island: For standard breakfasts, 1 piece of toast is stingy. Not worth paying... More 

Thank Lex1010
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This bakery needs to stop resting on its old reputation and visit the Village Bakery down the street for some fresh ideas.

Thank Patricia F
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Drank half a hot chocolate before almost swallowing a cockroach. What made it worst was that the staff didn't care (I was not sure they understood until I mentioned I would complain to council re food standards). I won't be going back - too many Cafes with a higher food standards and friendly staff in Drummoyne (I'm a local).

1 Thank mandp207
Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Fantastic spot for breakfast, it's very busy but they have plenty of staff and you don't wait long at all. There was a lovely selection of eggs all on their beautiful breads. I did notice small quiches as well which looked divine. Will certainly go there again.

Thank Sandra T
Sydney Australia
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293 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Good lunch n breakfast options. Coffee was ok. Nothing to rave on about aside from loaves of bread! A solid cafe popular with the locals. Rightfully so.

Thank AeroDDD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Drummoyne
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9719 2888

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