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Reviewed 9 February 2024

In my opinion rubbish place, worst service and customer care 💯 regret ever stepping foot in there. Should have taken on board no customers in store now understand why

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Such a quirky cafe with lots of antiques and is quite pretty. Lovely staff with yummy brunch food. Will definitely go back again. Street parking can be tricky in the CBD.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Service was very slow Ordered coffee and a breakfast Coffee arrived after about 30 minutes and still no sign of food Someone at the next table was coughing and sneezing repeatedly and after more than an hour waiting I decided to cut my losses and...leave Can’t afford to get sick so had breakfast elsewhereMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

A quirky little place with lovely food. I tried the Ethiopian coffee which takes a little longer to make as it needs to be brewed but worth the wait and it's a shot, not a full cup of coffee. The waffles and chicken was lovely....A tad bit too sweet so a side salty/tart condiment would be welcomed to balance the sweetness. I saw a previous comment that was dissatisfied with the wait time to be served. Note to self, you need to go up to the counter to order your food. They only bring you the menu. I would recommend a heater or something as it was really cold today and the place doesn't seem to have a good warming systemMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

What a neat little cafe. Slightly out of the city but well worth the walk. Super decor and delicious food. Excellent value too.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2022

Visited with a friend forbrunch. Staff were very friendly. The berry pancakes were awesome. Pancakes were nicely soft and fluffy. Great value for money. They even had a quartet of singers, singing Christmas carols, which was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

We tried this cafe today with a grab one voucher . So pleased we’ve discovered it and we’ll definitely be back. The service was fast and friendly and the meals were delicious. There were several options that I wanted to try on the menu ,...decided on the vegetarian hash and my husband has the salmon and bacon bene, his two favourite things . Definitely give this place a try , you won’t regret it . Really loved the decor tooMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Came today and was blown away in all aspects. Super cute decor, lovely staff, quick service and the food is probably the best I've ever had for a breakfast! I had chicken and waffle and it was absolutely delicious! My son had the pancakes and...they were beautifully presented and light and fluffy. Our hot drinks were also fantastic. Do not pass this place by! We liked the look of the cabinet food too so we will certainly be back!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022

Great wee place full of quirky bits and pieces around the restaurant which is delightful to look at and reminisce--Mincers, Coffee grinders, Tape players-- and also Olde Style crockery. Maggie at the front needs a medal--she makes your visit really enjoyable and went out of...her way to apologise for staff being away on the day we first booked--she is a real gem.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

My husband and i frequent this cafe and the food is always delicious. Sly is the head chef and is extremely accommodating. Liz, the owner will always greet you when you arrive and seat you down with water and have a chat, and she even...gave us the most delicious bran and berry muffin as we were leaving and it was the most freshest beautiful muffin I have ever tasted. We very highly recommend this delightfully unique cafe - we will never stop going there. breakfast lunch or snack, it is the best. Jeanette & BruceMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

We have visited this cafe twice in the last month. We had never been here before. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. Coffee as great and the food was excellent on both occasions, we will definitely return. I particularly liked the Eggs Benedict...option to have both bacon and salmon on a delicious hash browns instead of muffin or toast. The environment is lovely with a bit of a fine china/vintage theme.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

The coffee was great, my latte one of the best I've had. The big breakfast was ok - nothing bad about it but just average. Would return for the coffee and the cabinet food looked good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022

Great decor - quirky. An eclectic mix of furniture, crockery, coffee grinders, sideboards, cutlery. It just has atmosphere. Add in the excellent cabinet of food; there is ample choice. add in a very good menu for breakfast, brunch and lunch and the coffee is as...good as you are likely to find. Ask for an extra hot chocolate and that is what you get so the barista gets top marks. Young staff who are on top of their game and provide excellent and attentive and personable service and who comply with the Covid rules with a smile. Good on them. Madame the proprietor is always about ensuring that you are looked after and she always provides a little treat for the grandchildren when we take them. We live in the centre of town so know lots of places for coffee but this is our favourite.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

Magi is a great hostess. She has given us great service. We had breakfast the quality and the preparation was great. Chef Stallon's preparation is excellent. Food was very tasty and presentation appealing. Great place to dine

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

Delicious lunch in a spacious and quirky cafe, full of collectables and paintings. Superb barista, decorating our soy flat whites with a bear! Coeliac husband happy with many choices. My filo served with big helping of greens and tasty condiment. Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lemon Tree Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5