Aquavue Cafe Restaurant

3.9
77 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Aquavue Cafe Restaurant (formerly Cafe Watersports) is located on the beautiful beachfront in Hervey Bay, Queensland and features unforgettable ocean views overlooking Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. Sit back and relax with a cup of award-winning Seven Miles Gusto coffee which features rich, caramel sweetness combined with full body notes of spice and cocoa.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 77 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
3.9
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Glenno52
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Generally very good in a pleasant location. Pricing as expected for this setting and not over the top like some others. Only hiccup ordered two pots of tea...4 serves...and got 2 teabags, so essentially paid $7 for a pot of hot water. Will try again sometime.

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LeesaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Service extremely slow! Waited 15 mins in line to order and over an hour for food

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NickyV
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come for breakfast and was not disappointed. Pancakes are fantastic and huge meal!!

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REVIEWEE
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Understaffed. Took 45 minutes for them to see us to order entrees and dinner. Even after we asked.
We had to ask for our drinks.
They served us the wrong drinks and mixed up our food orders.

Aquavue Cafe Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. You may have the wrong restaurant as we did not have any issues on Saturday evening concerning wrong drinks and mixed up food orders - unless of course this was not brought to staff attention.

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TeresaJ
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 3 pizza meal options were excellent plus the scrumptious Sweet Potato chips. The mocha frappe was sublime!

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal and great view/atmosphere. Feels like you’re on holiday. Friendly staff.

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food, excellent service. Definitely recommend.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Extremely disappointing service and unhygienic cutlery. When I booked I asked for a highchair, this was not made available to me and they had sat us at bar stools, when I asked about the high chair they said that online bookings don’t get priority and have to be sat wherever is available even though I had made my booking days in advance. When we were moved and given a high chair it was missing a strap which was incredibly unsafe for a child to be in. It also didn’t have a tray so there was no where that my daughters food could go. I was given a spoon that hadn’t been cleaned properly and still had food stuck to the back of it. The food took so long that my child became very upset as we had been waiting for 1.5 hours for food, I needed to leave to feed my 1 year old and asked for my money back to which I was told no because our food was coming. I was extremely disappointed in this because I had seen other patrons receive their money back due to the long wait time. The people at the table next to us had their meals served wrong multiple times while we waited. The staff looked miserable and didn’t seem to want to be working at all. I ended up leaving without my meal and going to the shop across the road to buy my daughter some food as she was starving by this point. Overall we had an incredibly disappointing and expensive experience, I will not be returning or recommending Aquavue to anyone.

Aquavue Cafe Restaurant
Responded on 6 September 2021

The day you dined was an extremely busy day, high chairs were being used on a first in, first served basis. We had over 200 people book a table for that specific day, bookings are placed where we can fit them. The longest wait on Father's Day was 55 minutes. Only two refunds were provided on Father's Day and not one of them was due to long waits. The only reason that staff looked deflated was because they were sick of dealing with rude customers.

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TeresaD
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Helpful, friendly staff, good food and great view.

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brucebiker
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Views with everything all good. Will come again. Lookout over the bay

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LeeannB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We choose to Dine at Aquavue because they have Vegan options & the setting is beautiful. I chose the Vegan Gluten Free Pasta but because they had no Gluten Free Pasta they turned the Meal into Risotto, which was still enjoyable.
My husband had the Salmon which he said was enjoyable also.
The sunset was beautiful & the staff very attentive.
An enjoyable experience. ♡♡♡

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GayleB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, lovely view, relaxed atmosphere & friendly staff

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious & very generous servings, service was great & wait staff very inviting & lovely. Very happy 😊

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Joey
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff. Especially staff member with the Pokémon tattoo 😊

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

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JodiH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best spot in town
Highly recommend
Seafood platter is to die for

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karyna
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place, lovely view, service was prompt, food was great, coffee could have been hotter, would recommend Aquavue cafe

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BarbH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Best outlook in the Bay.

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MarnieW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful accomodating service, beautiful food, amazing view and so appreciated that you’re dog friendly!
Definitely recommend!!!

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JennM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

First time I had scones. Huge, rock hard, inedible but a friend bought them so I didn’t make a fuss. This time I thought no one can ruin raisin toast. Wrong. Stone cold fluff drowned in sugar and smothered with Lumia of spreadable margarine. Coffee was good. Greeting was lovely. What a fabulous location. Shame about my food experience. I would recommend for coffee and the view.

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JuneJ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Terrific views out over the bay, on a wonderful calm day. Service was not good. My beverage arrived and although I consumed it very,very slowly awaiting delivery of my basic and simple food order, the beverage was completely consumed plus another 15 minutes before the food arrived. Staff were friendly and smoked a lot, but this doesn’t make up for the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were friendly and efficient, the view was beautiful and the food was well prepared and delivered quickly. Thanks for a great breakfast!

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TeresaD
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service, however needs to check on bookings before giving tables out, when we got to the Cafe, one of the waitress's had given the table allotted to us to a walk in couple, who had not booked. The person in charge was very upset as she had to give us a very large table for 8 instead of 2

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ANNEK
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service & food was very poor, unfriendly staff

Aquavue Cafe Restaurant
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi Annek, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. We got many positive, rave reviews through other platforms for both Saturday and Sunday saying quite the opposite, so this is very surprising.

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LeichtLiving
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant fresh food and quick friendly service. Beach views are beautiful.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We are locals and frequent Aquavue for lunch afternoon tea or evening dinner and the service and meals have always been very good plus the ambiance of the place is second to none overlooking the ocean with the sun setting over Pt Vernon you can't better that

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TeresaD
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Staff were excellent, very polite and food good, would recommend

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MarkD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

An excellent location.

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AnitaP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue with a view. Customer service was good. Food value for money and enjoyable.

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Been a few times. Always extremely slow when ordering at the till. First Lady ordered and got her order before second lady finished ordering. Same thing happened last time. Couldn’t eat vegetable stack. Just mush. If I ever go there again would order fruit salad as I don’t trust anything else. The rice balls were dry and tasteless. Need to lift your game. Male manager kept interfering with order taking and he was hopeless. Seemed to cause holdups.

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Dianne
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch food was delicious quick service lovely staff very efficient thank you

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

While the standard of food was very good the ambience was outdated.

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Loidy
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous setting for a relaxed evening, delicious food.

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KeithR
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Have to commend the team very efficient and friendly. Meals were ok quantity was good but some dishes were average for the price.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very lovely staff who couldn't do enough. Breakfast was amazing. Thank you

LM
LeanneM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pizzas were delicious and service was very good.

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IanT
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Had to wait an hour for the meals my meal was quite bland

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carolinew
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Lovely location. Food is good. Calamari delicious and chips delicious too. Battered fish was a bit soft and floury and batter a bit too thick for my liking. Main thing we didn't like was the amount of Dogs on the premises - seemed every second person had more than one dog tied to their table big and small. Definite turn off for us but obviously not for others. So wouldn't recommend if you don't want to dine with a dog within feet of your table.

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HannahW
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Aquavue has great food and you cannot go past the stunning view overlooking the water!
Great for a meal or cheeky friday drinks with the gals.

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GUNNARH
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Went there around 4 weeks ago and the meals (4 people) were all absolutely beautiful so we ordered the same meals and it was JUST passable

FAQs

Aquavue Cafe Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4125 5528 ext. 1.

Aquavue Cafe Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.