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Bumbles Cafe, Surfers Paradise, AU-QLD

Bumbles Cafe

4.4
4.4
152 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.

High Tea Booking Information as of January 2022:
* we need at least 2 days in advance
* you could call us to make reservations
* pre-paid only
* latest booking for weekends are on Thursday every week
* if you have any dietary requirements, let us know in advance

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5538 6668

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gold Coast

    Brunch

  • Gold Coast

    Lunch

  • Gold Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Gold Coast

    Scenic View

  • Gold Coast

    Sunday Lunch

  • Central Gold Coast

    Lunch

  • Central Gold Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. LP

    LynneP

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and beautiful River views

  2. JH

    JulieH

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always such a lovely spot to visit. Cakes are gorgeous and meals generally very nice. Lunch lacks light vegetarian options (Eg no non-meat salad) so some of our group ended up only having a cake so menu needs a bit more thought. Service has remarkable improved over past 12 months or so.

  3. DC

    DavidC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great place. Enjoyed the food and the service was good. I would recommend booking a table.

  4. LC

    LeeC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. Food and coffee were delicious. Quick service and great setting indoors in the mirror room.

  5. HG

    HelloooGC

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Yummy food and desserts. Good location. Pet friendly.

  6. F

    Freyat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had breakfast here the morning after my twins hens with the girls and it was perfect. Such a cute place for a breakfast with the girls. Very feminine and cute. Amazing food and service too!

  7. KL

    KristenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the venue is stunning, we had our own special room and it was enchanting, so special. the food was delicious and the service warm and generous with our group. thank you.

  8. TM

    TraceyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Have been back numerous times. Love the menu and the deserts are to die for.

  9. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    A nice cafe lovely location..we ordered scrambled eggs and bacon and for the price we thought it was to much, as there should have been more bacon and scrambled eggs and another piece of toast..hopefully on our next visit the meals will be larger..

  10. A

    Anju

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10 out of 10!!!!!! we'll definitely back and recommend to my friends.thank you.

  11. SJ

    ScottJ

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    My advice to any person with a diary intolerance is to skip the diary-free High Tea and order something else, or go somewhere else. Our Mother's Day experience was poor and the quantity and quality of the High Tea offering was disappointing. The High Tea selection was vegan and not diary-free and the variety of 'treats' was limited and uninspired. The vision of a relaxing afternoon was replaced with a hurried one-hour and a stop at a drive-through fast food outlet on the way home.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Wonderful and a feast for the eyes. Food could be elevated to another level without having to increase prices but by getting quantities on plate better balanced.

  13. CM

    CarmelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was great. I tried the tetsuya smoked cod for breakfast and will do again. Service a little disorganised but always rectified with a smile.

  14. SB

    SandyB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We sat outside (it is better inside) but we had a delicious breakfast and a good catch up. We had the omlette (yum), the ricotta pancakes were fresh and well presented and the poached eggs were perfectly cooked. We couldnt resist taking some baked goods home for later. A hidden treasure!

  15. LL

    LorraineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything good except chips on side of prawn sandwich were straight out of the fridge, icy cold! After alerting the staff they were quickly replaced with piping hot chips with an apology. All good.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Very nice overall. Just the coffees took long to come out and we only got them when halfway through the meals. Otherwise all good.

  17. VH

    VicH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Nice for a Saturday morning breakfast overlooking Budds Beach. Efficient and welcoming service. Food was great and good selection

  18. L

    Luke

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    If you like flies... Sit inside... Older lady (maybe the owner) looks at you like you don't fit in... Felt uncomfortable... Food wasn't up to standard

  19. KC

    KylieC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always visit bumbles during my stay on the Gold Coast. Staff a great and good is amazing

  20. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere so close the Surfers. The only coffee shop I’d go to in Surfers Paradise!

  21. l

    love2eat

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I’ve been here before and it was very nice. But sadly this time it was terrible. The service was poor, when we ordered drinks only half or the order arrived. And when we did see a server we had to continually keep asking for things. We had a burger which was dry and tasteless. We also had the Thai chicken salad which was uninteresting and tasteless. The only saving grace was the orders of pawn sandwiches which were very nice. The table was very sticky to the point where my napkins stuck, even the drinking glasses stuck to it. And as far as having any part of your hands touching the table, it was very unpleasant. I don’t think it was dirty it was just an issue with the varnish which can happen but the table should now have placemats or a tablecloth. Something I would think the owner would surely be aware of and could sort out very quickly, it made the whole dining experience quite revolting

  22. JB

    JennyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous environment, gorgeous staff, wonderful food = a delightful brunch. Very, very good 😊👍

  23. D

    Delly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Enjoyed our experience as atmosphere was interesting and fun with the inside decor. Dessert was amazing. Waitress was polite and food came in good time. Was a little disappointed in our lunch meals for the price. But enjoyed the meal. Will go again.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Right from entry the staff were very friendly and the display cabinets a sight to behold. Highly recommend the sweet potato fritters for Brekky they were amazing!!

  25. KH

    KerrieH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    The high tea was extremely over priced and under delivered The gluten free bread was inedible The service - we were there for almost 2 hours and I think someone came to our table twice

  26. SK

    SharynK

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    One coffee delivered cold Scrabble eggs had no taste Omelette had no taste, watery Very disappointed, $100 breakfast

  27. RC

    RajC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We were concerned with the waitress who welcomed us- she had no welcome vibe about her- no smile - straight faced- until we saw her having a great laugh with some local aussies- led me to think did our colour matter? Yet the Samoan waitress was excellent- made up for the bitter taste left in our beings! Unfortunately will not recommend to any friends although u have a great set up The vegetarian options r very limited and not worth the dollars charged! (1 item)

  28. AF

    AmandaF

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Asian chicken salad is incredible! a new favourite!

  29. B

    Barboz

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat. Right on the river. Charmingly decorated with each room a gem.

  30. CW

    CheyenneW

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, delicious food, very home like. We felt very welcomed when we got there! Amazing view of the river

  31. H

    Happy

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, great coffee and food, lovely place.

  32. F

    Falkirk67

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bumbles never lets you down. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented, but make sure you leave room for cake and coffee. The only problem is which cake to choose as they are all outstanding.

  33. RM

    RamonaM

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food. Made to order. Efficient friendly staff

  34. TG

    TammyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always friendly service and awesome food. I love that my fur baby is welcome too.

  35. TB

    TraceyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had the High Tea which was just lovely. The young lady looking after us was also lovely and we enjoyed our lunch very much. The only problem we had was the amazing amount of flies that annoyed us whilst the food was there, but you can't do anything about nature. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  36. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Meal was nice, service to take plates away took nearly 1 hour. We then had to go downstairs and find a host to order our coffee. Also while having our meal, carpet was being moved around and tables moved.

  37. TB

    TanyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our lunch . The private room was really beautiful. Lovely meals and great service. Thank you

  38. CK

    CatherineK

    Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    I love the location of this Cafe and have visited several times for breakfast. We had lunch this time and it was disappointing. It took a very long time for the food to arrive...around 45 minutes. It would have been great for the staff to acknowledge the wait and apologise. I ordered the prawn sandwich which was soggy, unseasoned and the white bread was squashed flat. Disappointed on this occasion.

  39. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Whilst it was quite loud, once we opened a door up, it allowed for the flow of air and noise. Some wait staff were a little bit overwhelmed but one wonderful woman went above and beyond several times. The food and drinks were wonderful and we’ll be back!

  40. A

    Ayumi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing customer service and atmosphere. Great food and coffee!!

FAQs

Bumbles Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Bumbles Cafe

21 River Drive Surfers Paradise, AU-QLD 4217

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Riverside

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of street parking available.

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Surfers Paradise North Tram Stop.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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