CREST Birubi Beach

CREST Birubi Beach

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+61 2 4919 0446+ Add website
Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
features
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles557 reviews
Excellent
269
Very good
155
Average
52
Poor
42
Terrible
39
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jon
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Mate upon reading some of these reviews I’d like to add my 2cents worth. We walked in at 11:25 and were politely informed “if you would like breakfast you only have five minutes to order.” Which I consider excellent service to start. We then ordered and received, very promptly I might add, the most delicious, enjoyable well served meals I have ever had out for breakfast. This was 6 meals all served within moments of each other and all exactly correctly, and with some strange requests this NEVER happens. With delicious coffee and drinks to top it off, the only thing I wish I had done differently is read some of these “bad” reviews whilst enjoying my scrumptious meal and “coffee to die for,” my beautiful wife’s words, as a gut busting source of entertainment. I don’t want your whinging mutt around whilst I’m eating out either. We live almost 2 hrs away and are right now considering a special trip up tomorrow to experience all the excellent things above again. In closing Excellent Everything, especially NO dogs in a restaurant, will be highly recommending to our friends who enjoying excellent food and service and not having to eat at the pound.
Written 16 January 2020
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788brads
Thanks for the review Jon. We look forward to seeing you and your cavoodle again soon. 🐶
Written 19 January 2020
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CJamesG40
Sydney69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
This cafe is set on a spectacular beach and I’m sure is normally very good and of a high standard. The day we went it was really hot, crowded and full of very large groups of overseas rude tourists which I think affected the usual ambience. I can understand why the wait staff were equally rude back but it did make for a very average experience. I had been highly recommended this cafe by the AIRBNB I stayed at and would not recommend going in peak times. Next time we go will be off peak to see if its a better vibe. The food was good not great and again I think this was due to the time we went which was Boxing Day.
Written 7 January 2020
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788brads
Hi there. FYI, Boxing Day is one of our busiest days of the year. There are SO MANY TOURISTS here at these times. Whilst we go above and beyond to maintain our high standards of service, food and ambience at these times I can guarantee that if you’re looking for the zen beachside experience you’ll go away very upset. It’s a madhouse. We look forward to seeing you again at a less chaotic time. Oh, and at the risk of pointing out the obvious, you do realise that you are also one of the throng of tourists?
Written 9 January 2020
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KurtB
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We have eaten both lunch and breakfast here during our short getaway to Port Stephens. I felt very comfortable with the way Crest are handling physical distancing and ensuring the safety of staff and patrons. All staff were very friendly during our stays. The breakfast menu has most regular breakfasts and some not so common meals. I had the mild curry for breakfast and wish I could have that every day it was so good. For lunch we had a beautiful salt and pepper squid salad a grilled salmon on a bed of potato bake and some vegies. The food was excellent. We had a lovely wind to go along and enjoyed the view and watched the surfers. We would highly recommend to visit the cafe and suggest you book in advance online so you are not disappointed.
Written 18 September 2020
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Leanne G
Sydney32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
Unplanned visit for breakfast, managed last table inside on a windy day. Check in, order at the counter. Great coffee (had a few) big breakfast was great as were the waffles and eggs bene with extra sauce. Beautiful view, can eat outside and also has takeaway cooked from the same kitchen with a reduced menu. Book ahead in summer is recommended
Written 1 September 2020
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275Karen
Anna Bay152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
This is a great casual place for breakfast or lunch, reminding me very much of Surf Clubs I've eaten at on the Sunshine Coast, even the food was similar. We really enjoyed the fish & chips, large helping without a large price tag. Menu was simple, but varied, & wine was reasonable. A must to go, when you're in the area
Written 11 December 2020
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Brad S
Thanks for the review.
Written 21 December 2020
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vidmar96
Sydney158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We visited this beachside cafe a couple of years ago when we spent a week in Port Stephens. Friends who lived locally in Nelson’s Bay had recommended it and we enjoyed a breakfast there then. We’re again in the area staying for the weekend at Nelson’s Bay and despite the plethora of local eateries, we thought we’d get away from the long weekend crowds and we booked a table for 2 for breakfast. The cafe is bustling despite the inclement weather but it’s all fine and we get our table and our meals (order and pay at the counter) easily enough and sit back to enjoy the tasty coffee and views of the ocean. We’re lucky enough to see the camel riders going down the beach too. Great venue, lovely food, good vale and nice staff. Well worth the visit,
Written 1 October 2022
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Brad S
Thanks fir the great review.
Written 10 January 2023
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Rose
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
We had lunch at Crest on 5th of October after sand boarding and camel ride. The person at the counter spoke very rudely to customers. The person who took our food order was also rude. I think the country town want our business however when they get a good business day, they seem very overwhelmed and frustrated. Customer service goes out the window This ruined our experience at such a good location with good food.
Written 6 October 2020
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Gary C
Tuggeranong223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
This was our second visit to CREST and we were not disappointed. The staff are just lovely and always seem happy......why not when you've got that view. Service was quick, coffee was hot and delicious, and our brekkie scrumptious. The bacon is not to be missed, our scrambled eggs were fluffy and well seasoned, and the hashbrown crunchy. Will definitely return (later this week to be precise lol)
Written 15 June 2021
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Arthur C
Orange10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
The view along Stockton Beach from Anna Bay is breath taking, pity the staff did not buy into what they have. Unfortunately those who work there were going through the motions and after eating elsewhere in Newcastle and having amazing experiences they need to add in more of a personal touch. It felt like going to the RMS and taking a number till you are served. Coffee was pedestrian, the food was not too bad, but they had a get out in 80 minutes sign as you walk in which is no good for business. Mediocre at best.
Written 8 February 2022
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Sonia
Sydney120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Crest has a great vibe about it from the moment you walk in: the staff are friendly, there is good atmosphere and of course a sensational view of Birubi Beach. We felt really comfortable and would happily have stayed there for hours! The food was well executed and tasty; I added bacon and eggs to the smashed avo and the add-ons were very generous! Absolutely loved the salted caramel and peanut butter smoothie - sensational. As others have commented, the staff also did a great job with adhering to the latest COVID rules.
Written 15 November 2021
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John H
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
My wife and I had another breakfast there on the weekend. Internet booking works well. Service and food was great, but the only bummer was the coffee which arrived after we had finished breakfast. We asked twice and was told that the takeaway coffee business was ‘smashing the barista’ which is great for the walk ups but not so good for the in-house diners. Suggest that the diners who are paying for full service are given priority as this spoiled what was otherwise an excellent experience.
Written 12 April 2021
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Lynda P
Newcastle92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 friends
Amazing service ,great food ,great atmosphere and amazing views. The girl that greeted us at the door was lovely ,wait staff really good. We had a problem with a meal but it was fixed straight away and staff couldn’t apologise more. Will definitely be back
Written 19 November 2021
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Julie H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
My friends & I went last week for lunch. As always the view is spectacular, coffee very good & staff were friendly…. But what two of us wanted had just sold out so we ordered a Mushroom Risotto. The serve was small (& expensive) & the Risotto was a big blob of goo with hardly any flavour. I ate too much of it as I was hungry….my friend ate only half…We should have asked for something else but didn’t…..Unfortunately as well both of us were unwell in the evening & I had to take the night off from work. It’s the 3rd time we have been disappointed so will definitely not be going back for a meal. Such a shame…the food used to be amazing!
Written 21 May 2023
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Explorer797358
Bangalee1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Was really looking forward to taking my son and his fiance there to celebrate their recent engagement. Firstly, you can't even phone to book, that has to be done online only. Secondly, you have to find your own table, order online or at the counter, and nothing on the menu is flexible at all. It was an effort to try to get ingredients removed from an order that was the only thing on the menu that suited. That should have been the first red flag to tell me that the food was already cooked and kept warm. When I received my chicken sandwich, my suspicions were correct. The chicken must have been cooked a week ago, as it was dry and almost inedible. I brought that home for my dogs. The bread / toast was cold, plain and not nice at all. So, basically I had a milkshake and a handful of chips for approximately $30.00 Yes the location is spectacular, but apart from bringing the food to the table, there was no customer service.
Written 4 March 2023
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scate'
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
food was ordinary very overpriced, asked for soy milk I got almond. politely told lady council woman owner my order was wrong, was a big hassle and blamed me for the mistake. must be doing very well if they can get away with this sort of treatment. zero accountability in the responses to bad reviews. they will just blame you!!! dont go there.
Written 18 March 2022
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