Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

4.3
217 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 217 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ChristineW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We love this place as it close to us and on the broadwater.

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Swannie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place, wonderful views, service great, food terrific ……why do people brings dogs to cafes ?

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CaroleS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch, Jamaican Burger and Prawn wontons, were scrumptious, and we decided we had room for dessert, Sticky date doughnuts and the Panna Cotta, did not disappoint. Great service, highly recommend.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must-visit for breakfast or lunch when visiting the Gold Coast. The atmosphere is relaxed and together with the amazing views of the Broadwater, I cannot recommend this cafe enough!

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

New Years Eve, set menu.
Made an online booking, request a table close to the Broadwater. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant. It would have been nice to know up front that there were no table closer to the Broadwater before arriving.
The food was nice and tasty. The weakest meal was the pork belly which was chewy.
Overall a good night.

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Bernie
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catalinas were exceptional hosts New Years Eve. Perfect location, food, and service. Outstanding service in fact. Best experience we’ve had for some time. Thank you Catalina.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was great but the service was not. We stood at the “wait here to be seated” sign for ages before someone finally noticed us. The same happened to order our meals, we had to intercept a staff member. The staff were friendly when they did materialise but that was only after long waits.

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PaulaG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Lovely and prompt service. Great view as well. Central location with plenty of parking available.

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RosalieQ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Booked last minute for a table of seven food was quick as we were all hungry and service was great.

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LibbyZ
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location, great service and delicious food! Highly recommend!

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious food and excellent service. A beautiful place to sit with views of the broadwater.

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leel
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and location was excellent, as always! Love this spot

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JoanneH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great location and food. The music was loud and drowned out table conversation but great table service made a difference.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and a lot of fun. Cocktails were delicious and so was the food. Thank you.

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LeanneH
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

A great location, but the food is considerably overpriced. It took over an hour before our lunch meals came out even though the restaurant was not full.

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UmarToni
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely spot atmosphere wise. Lots of diners with very well behaved dogs too. Excellent and friendly service, after an initial longish wait to be seated. The food was delicious but costly, which I guess reflects the setting. Potential diners remember you must pay for parking too. A perfect location for a special occasion, and as mentioned delightfully dog friendly too.

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vipSylDar
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fav Brekky place although the lunch is fab too - the scallops and king prawn linguine are ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GraemeC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch and excellent unobtrusive service.

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ColinG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, prompt efficient and friendly service. Excellent quality food.

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GeoffM
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The services was slower than usual on this occasion.

Otherwise staff were friendly as usuall

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BrenT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The jazz band was great. I thought the food wasn’t that good for the price . I had a trout salad which was wry average in taste, size and overall presentation

The venue is a great spot.

We took 20 people there for lunch the service staff were good

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FeliciaS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The prices were high and based on the lunchtime and dinner menu. Great to see that the food is local and sustainably sourced. Ocean trout salad was very nice. The view and ambience lovely. Staff amazing.

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, tasty food. Lovely venue beside the water.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Food, service, view and cost were excellent! Will definitely be going back with friends in the future! Do yourself a favour and get a real feel of the GC!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food!

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WalterH
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

My Linguine was exceptional ! My guests also praised their food.

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AliI
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service, incredible food, incredible cocktails all with a beautiful view

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KarolynV
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff were lovely and friendly, food was good and portion size perfect. Price was a little on the expensive side. Loved that they allow dogs into the restaurant! will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious. Fresh and full of flavor with views out to the water

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was not great. They must have run out of Turkish bread, however, we were not advised of this. Instead of getting eggs benedict on Turkish bread it was essentially bacon and eggs on sour dough.

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Dees
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food was delicious. Beautiful outlook.

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
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 on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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BiancaS
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
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.

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 4.3 stars by 217 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.