Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

4.2
186 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Seating may be limited on occasions please contact us on 0755710390 so that we can assist you with your booking

Located on the water’s edge in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands, and nestled against the Aquatic Centre, lies Café Catalina.

Offering indoor/outdoor casual dining with a fresh modern Australian menu, the kitchen serves breakfast and lunch all week.

With Friday drinks and waterfront Sunday Sessions to bookend your weekend, Café Catalina caters for all in an idyllic Gold Coast setting.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 186 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MicheleM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The view was lovely. I’ve had breakfast there before and enjoyed it. I took my dad there for his birthday. The chicken salad was not nice. Even my 88 year old dad made a comment about the meal not being up to standard. There are a few local cafes which do quality food for a slightly cheaper price.

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RobH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great venue for breakfast. Beautiful views over the broadwater, great food and friendly helpful staff.

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BiancaS
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Top notch experience. Interesting menu, food was delicious. Great outlook. We will be back!

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MelS
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location and great food. We had a lovely afternoon at Cafe Catalina.

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way..................................

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KatrinaF
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful location, food, service and entertainment.

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Gazza
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was excellent. My only comment the coffees were only warm, hot.

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MarianP
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

More selection for lunch didn’t have any fish and chips or seniors meals very expensive for steak but good coffee good drink selection but a bit pricey for a cafe

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CaronG
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Been to Catalinas so many times but this time the waiter was not at all friendly, rather he was abrupt. Didn’t give us time to decide and seemed put out that we didn’t order a drink. The food was ok but really is expensive for what you get. Coffee was not good. Sad to see it go downhill.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Great food service wasn't to great this time around

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Misstiatokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely dinner with a colleague. Recommend it for the food, view and excellent service. We enjoyed scallops, arancini balls, pork belly and barramundi - all beautiful! Too full for dessert.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

My main course of snapper and prawn dumplings was delicious. Ambience was perfect.
I would have liked for there to be a dessert menu and for tea and coffee to be offered. I understand that it is a difficult time for restaurants.

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AnnaG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We ordered our food at 1.30 and had to ask someone at 2.30 what was happening - no one advised there would be a big delay and it was tough to get attention of staff. It was fathers day and i totally get it was busy but there could have been a warning or even an update after 1 hour waiting. The wind was really cold and blowing and staff said could not close the blinds too which made it uncomfortable. I would still go back but a bit ordinary on the service on this occasion.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice Ambience and Service. Good Place to go to meet up.

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GlendaC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Great location on the Broadwater.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Appalling service. Not graded with a hello welcome anything just have you got a reservation really poor I really miserable guy at the front. Pretty much was the same throughout the meal. Full of arrogance

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MeeshaT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great view and lovely food. The staff took care of our large table with ease. The music playing inside was a bit loud though, which made to difficult to hold conversations which other people at the table.
All in all a good experience and would definitely dine here again.

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BreeS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great breakfast and so much space for the kids to enjoy too. Food was delicious and service was amazing!!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great position on the Coast, food was also excellent!

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

We had to wait over an hour for our meals which when they arrived were cold.
We ordered extra hot coffee which was also cold when we got it.
They did replace the coffees after I complained and also comped them off our bill.
When I paid I let the staff know and they did say they were understaffed.
I explained that people are understanding if you let them know but felt like the staff were all avoiding our eye when they walked past.
I was really disappointed as I had taken my parents out for a spec occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Coffee was great, food was good. Very slow, waited about 30mins for coffee after ordering and longer for food. I wouldn’t say there were busy, just an average Saturday Morning. Dog friendly, lots of people have dogs there

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SusieL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy parking, great service, excellent location. Can't fault it.

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MarkR
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoy going there the food is always good and the staff helpful and friendly would recommend it to all my friends.

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JanineD
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful spot with very professional service and innovative, delicious foid.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious as always.

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PetaT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food with good serving sizes.
Beautiful view will definitely be back.

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MandyMH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We held our Committee meeting there while having breakfast. The service was fabulous with the staff quietly looking after our delegates. All meals were lovely and the coffees great.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately, we waited nearly an hour for food. We were never asked if we needed another coffee, and when we asked for a glass of ice, it was forgotten.
We have been many times before and have never received this lack of service.

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Not sure if they were short staff but the service was appalling. We had a toddler so wanted to order quiet quick so he wouldn’t get restless waiting for our food. By the time our food came it was stone cold which was so disappointing for a $75 breakfast for 2 adults and 1 toddler SO disappointing!

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JennyW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot and great food. service spot on. Will definitely come back.

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JaxtheDog
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Very expensive for what you got. Not really set up for dogs at all

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JackieD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Great location, nice food (bit on the expensive side), good value drinks and large range of beers etc. staff didn’t seem too interested. Live music was great!

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NarelleP
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food and drinks were great once we finally got them. Staff were disinterested in serving us, service was slow - more than half an hour wait for a coffee and then still had to chase up sugar, milk for tea and water. Won't be rushing back there!

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and meals served quickly. Everything was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Two of the four meals was great. Insaying that, one of these was a side dish. The mains, the steak was ok, the Prawn w angel hair pasta was less than ordinary , the angel hair pasta is like no type I have ever been served..in saying that it wasnt angel hair pasta. The cost was excessive for the amount received on the plate and it was simply less than ordinary in flavour for $39. The prawns were chewy. The presentation of the main meals ...another diappointment
In saying that, the service was FAB and the the over all vibe is appealing for all ages.

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SheridanS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We have been many times before but this time we were very disappointed with the total lack of service after we received our mains. It took at least 20 minutes after we finished for the plates to be cleared and we were hoping to order dessert and coffee but no bothered to ask so we just left and went somewhere else.
The food is always good and the view is great.
Maybe we just had a bad day. It was a birthday lunch and this was noted in our booking so it really wasn't good enough.

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JenisseE
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food served by friendly staff. The location and view is beautiful.

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JasmineN
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant on the gold coast!!!
Everyone loved their meals.

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DesireeS
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed - the food was outstanding! 4 people dining - different choices and everything fabulous!
We also loved all the well behaved dogs under the tables and the very nice and professional waiters who took everything in their stride and made it an excellent experience. Thank you!

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EdwardC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place on the Coast! Awesome food and a really nice place

FAQs

Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5571 0390.

Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast is rated 4.2 stars by 186 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.