Bumbles Cafe

4.3
58 reviews
$40 and under
Café
Nestled in the heart of Budds Beach (only a 5 minute walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise) Bumbles Cafe is many things to many people. For residents of the Gold Coast, Bumbles is the café where they religiously visit each morning: grab the morning paper, nod to the barista signaling “the usual”, and plant themselves in their favorite seat amongst other regulars.

Bumbles has become an extension of their own homes and kitchens. For other locals, it is where they come every weekend to meet a group of friends and have a catch-up while they tuck into their breakfast of salmon benedict, side of hash browns & freshly squeezed juice. Others arrive by jetski on the beach and grab a take-away lunch to enjoy later.

Experiences

  • High Tea

    A$35.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A selection of assorted sandwiches, quiches, salmon blinis, sausage rolls, scones with local jam and cream and a selection of sweet petit fours. Also well as a round of complimentary tea or coffee.
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice place for brunch, very busy, but lovely food.

JL
JacquelineL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I must give a big shout out to Ryan. Thanks for the wonderful service. You made a huge difference sorting out our reservation
Jacque Lowman

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very happy with both servic and food but quite disappointed with where we were seated.

ZW
ZoeW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!
Great place to catch up with friends , just be sure to book a table.
This place is popular for all the yummy reasons ❤️

DZ
DianeZ
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Absolutely great spot to have a coffee or a meal. Coffee is awesome, food menu is varied however the Eggs Benedict we had on Sunday 30th May was very nice but cold which was disappointing as it wasn't a cheap option. The waitor however was supurb, very vibrant young man with great interaction, knew his menu and was impressive. Over all good experience however was disappointed the food was cold as so much effort had gone into everything else

CB
CarolineB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, we had a delicious breakfast at Bumbles...probably one of the best Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten. Love the eclectic atmosphere...

BG
BealeG
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Breakfast and coffee was perfect, service was outstanding and the view as always was amazing.

RR
ReneeR
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect- food and atmosphere. Have been frequenting for years and it never disappoints

AB
AnnieB
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful Mother’s Day breakfast - far exceeded my expectations! Greeted with sparkling rose, lovely service, the staff wonderful to 93yo mum. Great food and coffee. Thanks for making a lovely day for mum

PF
PeterF
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Booked here for Mother’s Day. Well done to the staff, a great time had by all. Breakfast was very nice 👍

SC
SallyC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother's Day, the whole venue was decorated beautifully with pink flowers and was very welcoming and fitting for the occasion. Thank you for a lovely breakfast, as usual.

JM
JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

While we only had coffee, no food, we enjoyed our time at Bumbles enormously. We had a lovely Hampton’s styled room at the back snd it gave us sufficient privacy for a good chat and sharing of stories.

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LorraineP
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Afternoon tea was lovely. Food was great and varied. Great value for money. Would definitely come back again. Staff were friendly and professional.

LM
LouiseM
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had been several times before but this time was very disappointing. We had booked a table and shown to a bar with chairs, we said we would rather wait for a table that we booked. People were then asked to move for us as they were obviously walk-ins.
The sparkling water on offer wasn't sparkling and they had no more, this was just after 12.30pm, right at lunch time. No soda water could be bought either. I ordered a coffee.
My food was average, I had a fillet of Salmon and it was dry and overcooked.
Not the cafes fault but people we walking through with dogs offleash was not appropriate, one came up and sniffed at our table, both of us dining are massive dog lovers but not in this situation.
Over all I was very disappointed, a shame as it was my girlfriend's birthday.

LW
LooW
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had high tea and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Beautifully presented with a tablecloth and lovely cups and saucers. Well priced too. It was a lovely meal.

KM
KatrinaM
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a birthday breakfast. Sat outside and soaked up the vibe. Awesome 🙌

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and wonderful atmosphere.

KJ
KylieJ
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very busy cafe that really does a great job, meals are prompt, quality and the staff are friendly without being in your face. But you need to book, really popular.

BW
BelindaW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was disappointing that the cafe ran out of orange juice in the morning, the outdoor tables were very close together and the meal was over priced

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Such a lovely and homely setting to dine in. What a great pity the service was well below par. I have patronised this cafe on more than several occasions now and on each visit, the standard of customer service has let it down. To be specific, it's the little things that count.. like having to ask for glasses of water several times, top-ups and cracked pepper with our meals. This should all be offered as a standard. Even when we do happened to catch the eye of a wait-person, and that in itself is very difficult, as they avoid eye contact, they are slow to follow-up on our requests or they get sidetracked and forget. To be clear, we weren't expecting 5-Star service, but at minimum at least a regular standard of customer service. On a positive note, the food was good. Unfortunately, I shall not be patronising this cafe again until I hear that their standards of service has smartened-up. I do not want to leave feeling disappointing again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great spot for brunch - we all enjoyed!

KK
KimK
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely cafe, with great food. The cafe has a lot of character.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brekkie. Our fave place to visit when on GC

NB
NataleeB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bumbles is the perfect local cafe for meetings with my clients. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the food and coffee is delicious. Will definitely be back! Natalee - CoverMe Insurance Solutions.

SL
StellaL
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food, great location, pleasant ambience. Both the adults and the kids enjoyed themselves, we will be coming back regularly.

DC
vipDianeC
18 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was really slow and felt impersonal. Small menu though food was nicely portioned

CD
CarlaD
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this cafe. Friendly staff, great food and it’s dog friendly.

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donM
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bumbles is a wonderful haven in the busy Gold Coast. The waterside location and shady trees and parklands are a delight we look forward to enjoying for many years to come.
Service was very pleasant and the food offerings were creative but thoughtfully orchestrated and beautifully crafted.

RD
RalphD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Their food is reliably tasty and good,
Ambiance friendly shabby clique.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was okay. The service was very disjointed. My sister ordered a cheesecake to have with her coffee and after going in and reminding the staff it still did not come so was taken off our bill. Also my neice ordered a soy iced coffee and wss given dairy ive creamin it so had to be remade. Otherwise it was alright not the best birthday lunch i have had.

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Debih
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Always a great venue. We had 2 extras turn up and the staff was great in organising a table. My Grainy toast was burned and hard which was sad :( and only one butter for two bread slices.

MB
MathildeB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Super service- always friendly, very service minded and overalt great! Great Food that never dissapoints either!

GR
GregR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Absolutely terrible - food, service and value.

After been a visitor for 3 years, that was my last!

LW
LooW
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Not our best experience at Bumbles.

Although I booked online and requested outside seating (so we could bring our pup) we had a seat reserved inside. We were left for the four of us to sit wherever we could during a busy weekend lunchtime. No attempt was made by staff to help or rectify the error (in fact I was told I hadn't requested outdoor seating - although it was clearly on my confirmation email). We ended up along a bench seat which wasn't great for being able to talk and catch up (which was kind of the point). Even acknowledgement that you'd got it wrong and a simple "I'm sorry' would have been appreciated.

The food was great once we got it. Service was slow and out of sync though- two of us had finished our meals before the other two had arrived.

Not your finest moment Bumbles - but we'll give you another chance as it is usually a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Good food, ok service, child friendly breakfast spot

JW
JenniferW
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

You can sit outside and enjoy the view of the river, or like we did today, sat in one of the eclectic private rooms. Service was very good.

SC
StaceyC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Highly recommend.

EA
EmmaA
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing location and best breakfast on the gold coast

MD
MarshaD
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Did not know if it was table service so ended up ordering at the kiosk n then 10 mins later someone came to our table to assist and am still waiting on the water we asked for. My avocado feta was lovely how ever the savioury mince was bland, staff rushing rather than taking notice of the customers!!

BO
BelindaO
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was the absolute worst experience
Bad food
Adhorent service
Not at all recomended

FAQs

Bumbles Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 58 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.