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Dunalley Waterfront Cafe

4 Imlay St, Dunalley, Tasmania 7177, Australia
+61 3 6253 5122
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood rice” (32 reviews)
“scones” (19 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Imlay St, Dunalley, Tasmania 7177, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can’t say anything about it, due was closed. Me hungry, after all reviews on TripAdvisor driving there... door closed. Well with description, that tomorrow will be open again... but I’m here today. That’s why just 3 stars

Thank PolinaSch
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful spot for lunch with excellent food ( soup and pizza) local wine and personised service looking over the slip yard and water. Thankyou

Thank vincentlot
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

After eating here recently we were called out of the blue (details taken from our booking I assume). The caller asked if we were such and such (another customer who complained I assume) and began to argue the point on the quality of the meal,...More

Thank 242juliets
Steph S, Owner at Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Juliet, Thanks for your feedback. I regret you were contacted. This should not have happened. We have taken your feedback on board. Regards Steph

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We had a delightful lunch here, with lovely views over the harbour at Dunalley. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed trying some of the local wines. Service was excellent and the assistance for us with my young daughter was most helpful and friendly.

Thank Rhonda W
Steph S, Owner at Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Rhonda, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Regards Steph

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea with scones and jam. The view from the outside deck overlooking the water on a warm autumn day was very relaxing. The scones were very good as was our tea and coffee. The staff were friendly and provided good...More

Thank TWal1
Steph S, Owner at Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I feel bad for this place, it used to be so so good and stood out amongst the very meh Dunalley eating scene. I visited recently and something has seriously gone awry. Very few menu choices, uninteresting and without the freshness and flair that was...More

2  Thank Elle W
Steph S, Owner at Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Elle, I am sad to hear of your experience. We have looked into your complaints and always strive to have our customers leave satisfied. I am not sure what has happened on your visit. Many thanks for taking the time to let us know...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Came at breakfast time on the way to Port Arthur and was disappointed by the average coffee, what seemed like packet hot chocolate and an interesting but meh blueberry cheesecake. However, there was nothing bad to note with decent pricing and a really nice view...More

Thank TheGoodFoodDude
Steph S, Owner at Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Sometimes I don't know what to say.... We are located on Blackman Bay, not a lake. Our hot chocolate is made with a ganache, just dark chocolate and cream and milk. Nothing else. The cheesecake is made with Mulberries, not...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Arrived for lunch - staff behind counter looked up, made eye contact, then continued on with their conversation. We decided to seat ourselves to be rushed at to be told you can't sit there if you haven't made a booking you can sit at these...More

Thank Jatvla
Steph S, Owner at Dunalley Waterfront Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Jatvla, Firstly i would like to apologise for your less than pleasant experience. As you have mentioned you have been here before and enjoyed your experience. Your experience is out of the ordinary and not a sign of our slackness. Your review is scathing...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

wandering thru Tasmania, we just stopped to lunch and really appreciated the main dishes (especially the pie) and the sauvignon blanc. Service was also really great

Thank pierrerusseil
Reviewed 23 March 2018

On the road again, we decided to have our breakfast in this beautiful spot.We sat in the sun on the deck overlooking the water.We were not disappointed with friendly happy staff and great coffee and a good breakfast. This cafe has a small gallery with...More

Thank Cris B
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Tony R
17 January 2018|
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Response from Marit D | Reviewed this property |
I believe not open for dinner. One can contact them through their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Imlay St, Dunalley, Tasmania 7177, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Dunalley
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6253 5122
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The Dunalley Waterfront Cafe offers something for everyone. Morning or afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, cheese board and wine... Pretty much everything is local and prepared from scratch on the premises. The kids are well looked after, the view makes you say "wow" and the cafe acts as a gallery and cellar door for Bream Creek Vineyard as well. Oh yeah...great coffee too
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