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Dune Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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945 Gold Coast Hwy | Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4221, Australia
+61 7 5521 0951
06:30 - 15:30
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Coolangatta, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful spot, food taste great, nice staff. All great. The only down side it closes to early and might stay close on rainy days without notice.

Thank Tinzilla
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love dune cafe! The staff were friendly, the food was delicious and it was great value for the portion size. It was very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Danielle R
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Dune cafe..We go there regularly ..We walk down from home for a swim in the currumbin estuary and drop in for a coffee on the way.. It is rite on the estuary and parklands,it is a great place too relax and have a nice breakfast or lunch..One of the best cafe,s on the gold coast..

Thank David G
Lund, Sweden
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe offers a fairly large selection of food and drinks. It is convenient for the playpark but closes around 14.00. The prices are on the high side for what you receive.

Thank maureenfritzon
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast whilst on holiday one morning. The selection of food is good and it was all fresh. It is very busy and we had to wait a few minutes for a table (no biggie!). What bothered me about this place was the rudeness of some of the staff. I ordered a number of meals including a ham... More 

Thank princess_arabella
Melbourne, Australia
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163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Australia Day and it was open - and busy even at 7.30am. A surcharge of 15% made everything seem particularly expensive and the eftpos machine wasn't working - so it was coffee only, which tasted nice, albeit a bit hot for my preference. It was quite a wait for take away.

Thank Fionainparis
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have come to this venue for a meal twice now, once for breakfast and another for lunch and I am impressed by the variety, quality and efficient service, and the cost is quite reasonable - most main meals under $20. Filtered water is also provided complimentary. Best of all, this venue is dog friendly - there is an area... More 

Thank Fran S
Currumbin_Palm_Beach, Public Relations Manager at Dune Cafe, responded to this review

What a great review! Seems like we've ticked all the boxes. Thank you and we hope to see you and your furry friend soon :) More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

As a healthy fussy eater I was impressed with the small selection available on the breakfast menu. Orders are taken at the counter, which worked well in our large group as we could pay seperate with no confusion. The cafe has an open feel, seating in an out door area (overlooking the park and water) but sheltered from the weather.... More 

Thank Tennille E
Currumbin_Palm_Beach, Public Relations Manager at Dune Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Tennille thank you for taking the time to write your review and we're so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to you visiting again :) More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great cafe in the beach park. Had an iced coffee and cake and both were superb. Highly recommended based on location and other TA reviews.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Currumbin_Palm_Beach, Public Relations Manager at Dune Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our cafe and location and gave us 5 stars - thank you More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Despite being the middle of peak holiday season, the food was outstanding, served fast, and by friendly staff. The fruit crushies were delicious and refreshing. The bruschetta was outstanding. The fries were too salty, but everything else was great. Amazing view just a stone's throw from park and beach.

Thank Michael_S255060
Currumbin_Palm_Beach, Public Relations Manager at Dune Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Michael thanks for the review and so glad to hear you enjoyed the food, service and location. Sorry about the fries - will pass this comment onto the chef. Hope to see you soon :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 Gold Coast Hwy | Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4221, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5521 0951
Situated at the Palm Beach parklands overlooking the Currumbin Cove, Dune Cafe is what the Gold Coast is all about. Offering friendly professional service, top quality local produce, relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views. Family friendly with a large pirate ship playground on the parklands and a calm water for swimmers.

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