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Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel, North Lakes, AU-QLD

Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel

4.0
4
198 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
Sitting right on the edge of Lake Eden, the Boardwalk Cafeis a one-of-a-kind destination in North Lakes, just north of the Brisbane CBD. Sit inside or outside on the deck and enjoy new homemade freshly baked goods, plus some old favourites from previous menus. Fresh, well priced casual dining with a little of everything. Combining indoors and outdoors, the new Boardwalk Café will have counter service, 2 bars (on weekends) and a takeaway option, all overlooking the water at Lake Eden.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–1:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3180 2888
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    North Lakes
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

What 198 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Great for brunch

  • Brisbane

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Brisbane

    Great for scenic views

198 Reviews
  1. JennyB

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I stayed in the hotel for a few days and ate most meals at the restaurant. It’s very popular with locals in the early morning and the coffee is great. Not a big menu but a very nice selection Quick service Fresh produce Very friendly staff Friday night is live music which is really enjoyable

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  2. HeleenW

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Heavily understaffed. Booked a table outside. When we arrived there was no table reserved for us. Only 1 open table where we wanted to sit-lucky. Dirty, no cutlery. No one greeted us on arrival. We had to go look for someone to be seated. Waited for our coffee that we ordered after lunch. Had to go ask again. Just not up to par. Chairs old and mouldy outside. Will never visit again.

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  3. LeanneB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Just be aware if you make a booking at 7pm the kitchen closes at 7.30 so not ideal

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  4. DANIELLEK

    Queensland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location to enjoy a drink or a meal, food was great came out fresh and customer service was wonderful

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The timings for the food coming out were not well coordinated. People were well finished before others got their meal.

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  6. LisaC

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Air conditioning inside was not working and it was so hot we had to dine outside under a fan

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  7. JulieL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group of four were sampling Boardwalk for the first time, everything was great, however we were disappointed with the very limited choice of mains for lunch.

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  8. KathleenD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Coffee was great Staff excellent. Unfortunately not a lot of choice on the menu for lunch.

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  9. AngelaL

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place with nice view. Many options for your choice of seating. Very efficient staff. Tasty, well presented food. Open all day.

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  10. LindaR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Boardwalk Cafe and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good meal and enjoyable ambiance.

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  11. JacF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in a great location. A lovely place to catch up with family - to eat and then check out the wildlife in the Lake!

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  12. JustinT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice relaxed atmosphere. The coffee and food were great.

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  13. RangiP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t fault anything, food, service and scenery was outstanding

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  14. RebeccaS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The selection of meals is limited and very pub standard. The Cafe is in a fantastic location. Please upgrade the meals and selection a little.

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  15. Bee4

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a quiet location with a lovely view to enjoy time with your friends or family I highly recommend this venue. This place you can actually hear and listen conversation. The lake view provides an ambience and between the staff and service plus food and beverages it is ideal

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  16. TemeraB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a beautiful place for a catch up with friends, the scenery was gorgeous, lovely choice of food, definitely going back

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  17. VanessaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hubby & I arrived for our dinner reservation on time. There was some live music outside which was nice. We sat inside to escape the heat & humidity. Restaurant was clean & well presented. We each ordered the chicken Caesar salad & shared a bowl of chips. The chicken was a bit flavourless. Also, croutons should be crunchy. Not pieces of what looked like to be sourdough. The bread was dense but not cooked at all. This ruined the whole meal for us, along with about 6-8 pieces of cos lettuce that were brown around the the edges. I left those pieces in my bowl. A note to people that put a meal together: if you would not eat it yourself, don’t expect others too. The bowl of chips were really nice. Hot, crunchy & well salted. Our cans of soft drink were beautifully chilled & appreciated the offer of glasses & ice as it was a hot & humid evening. I felt sorry for the staff having to work in those conditions.

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  18. JudyN

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue to spend time with friends - enjoyed our meal too!

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  19. TracyS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had hair in my food. A big black hair ! They did refund me and offer me a drink but it was just so off putting. The service was not like usual I have a feeling the poor young manager was working with staff that were newly trained and were struggling badly. She seemed to be trying her best but it was of a very poor standard last night compared to all the other times we have dined there.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience for our virtual team to come together for a face to face was perfect.

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  21. TraceyM

    Tropical QLD

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wouldn't bother. Thai beef salad the beef was overcooked and dry. chicken caesar, the chicken was the same. no service to speak of. Disappointing at best

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  22. AliceG

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome location on boardwalk outside but shaded and cool. Food was great and will come again definitely

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  23. CarolynC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy the ambiance and location is very nice . My meal was fine and my son liked the parmi but the Vegie lasagna was ordinary . But I’ll be back

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  24. JenniferM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the Café was lovely and clean. However the food really wasn't, the oil from the chips was old and the fish had a terrible dirt/mud taste. Was a setting for 8 several complained of food not being very good. I won't be going back.

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  25. Sammy

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. Most staff very friendly and helpful. Meals were lovely, however was disappointed they didn't have vegan cheese for the pizza. Good specials on Friday afternoon including happy hour and free wings. Lovely to have live music on the deck.

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  26. RossP

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual atmosphere, good outlook over the lake and good food.

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  27. Peejc

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was yummy but service was lacking, we did not get the food we wanted. Our meals were confirmed at the checkout. No one checked that we had all our meals and we waited for an hour before we went up to to find out what happened. There were disagreements. While we were need up getting what we wanted, it was a very disappointing time as we were there as a memorial or our nanna who is flying high.

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  28. Bella

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice but a bit expensive for onsey. Staff were great and venue really nice

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  29. GillianaS

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff. Our breakfast was well cooked, nice presentation and arrived quickly and was hot.

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  30. FrancescaS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I decided to give this cafe another try even though last year when I went I was very disappointed in the quality of the food (cold chips cold fish cold calamari) and wrote my review stating this. Would you believe that this year my review is exactly the same. My guests and I even sent our meals back because they were cold (again) obviously a few min in the microwave heated the chips but not the calamari or fish. Very annoyed. You can't expect loyalty just because of would outlook. At about $22 a dish I expected more.

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  31. WillPrince

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked a table outside and asked to be under roof, we were put right at the end in the wind and weather, no one even making an effort to put us in a better location as there were tables under the veranda area with no reservation signs when we arrived but they filled up quickly, imagine how we felt realising that reserving a table was actually worse than just walking in. We did not stay to order a meal and just left after a few minutes.

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  32. BrianP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great spot for a quiet lunch followed by a walk around the lake.

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  33. JessC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The view and the location are the best part about this cafe as our lunch was nothing but disappointing. They had our booking, but our reserved table had not been organised. Despite being Fathers Day, we were lucky enough to find a vacant table ourselves. Wine from the bar was served in a glass with the previous patrons lipstick on it, and my daughters lunch was bought out stone cold. The food was incredibly average for the price. We won’t be back.

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  34. SylG

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Lovely breakfast with the family.

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  35. ShirleyW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh, hot & flavoursome. Service quick & efficient. Unable to order extra Calamari, we had to order a complete extra meal which we found archaic in these modern times of dining out. Seated opposite lifts was somewhat noisy, we can't have everything. Our family from Narrabri N.S.W. & ourselves would definitely dine there again. Thank You.

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  36. Jed88

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our lunch was delicious. I had the fish and chips which was cooked perfectly.

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  37. RichardK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was informed on arriving that my booking didn't mean anything, and that anyone could sit outside (where I'd booked). Reason seemed to be that building work was happening within a meters of the dining tables - this was just about tolerable, but not once the nail gun started being used.

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  38. JulieC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for lunch overlooking Eden lake,very relaxed atmosphere.My liver and bacon with mashed potato was delicious and filling.Service was excellent.Nothing to fault really.Will definitely be back

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  39. JR31

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for breakfast and the food was lovely although quite pricey. We found the cafe very warm which made it a bit uncomfortable. Service was good and everyone friendly.

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  40. AnneK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the view over the lake and watching all the dogs being walked along the boardwalk. The food was yummy and a good serving.

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You can order delivery directly from Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel using the Order Online button. Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3180 2888.

Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel is rated 4 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel

22 Lakefield Dr, North Lakes, AU-QLD 4509

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    North Lakes
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–1:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access
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