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“It’s winter!”
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Black Sands
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Called in looking forward to a yummy breakfast. The cafe was freezing!
Asked if they had a heater and reply was no (waitress was wearing a hat, so made sense). Ordered the big breakfast. Sausages were cold. Poached eggs were hard. The one mushroom was soggy. And the fried tomatoe was more green than red so not enjoyable to eat. My hubby eggs turned up fried when he had ordered scrambled. So he had to wait while they sorted.
Coffee was ok.
Biggest improvement could be improving heating as it was freezing. And to not provide ANY heating is slightly crazy??

Sadly we won’t return as for nearly $50. This was a total meh....

Thank j0hnandfee
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I ate at the Black Sands Cafe a few times during my trip. The menu is decent but a bit unreliable. I chose dishes based on what was listed as I have food allergies, only to find what was served had extra stuff in it that wasn't mentioned (such as giant pieces of mushrooms). One of my meals (the cheese burger) was not very well-made; patty was wet and fell apart easily, as if the chef wasn't sure how to properly prepare the meat.

Thank Cheyenne G
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Iced chocolate was good and coffee not bad but service was slow and painful. Non-English speaking staff meant that we had to repeat our order multiple times before they got it right. Order came out at different times which meant some people in our group were served long after the others had finished their drinks. Disappointing.

Thank Esther H
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Delicious and fluffy, as well as their omelette, which was a mix between scrambled eggs and omelette, but well enjoyed by us all.

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Thank SilvanaN
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Not very busy so you can get coffee and cakes quickly. Nice food -do try it out as a different venue

Thank barbara_humberstone
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