Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

4.3
166 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 166 People Are Saying
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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
4.0
Value
Noise · Energetic
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

JD
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.

MM
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
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JD
JaxtheDog
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

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

JD
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!

OT
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.

JE
JenisseE
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

JN
JasmineN
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DS
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!

EC
EdwardC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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RoslynP
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food in a casual atmosphere with the loveliest of Broadwater views. The crispy Asian seafood dumplings a delight.

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Brett
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great people. Great outlook.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Mother’s Day breakfast. My family was very happy with everything.

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ElizaS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would definitely recommend Cafe Catalina , lovely atmosphere, good food and fantastic value for money.

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WayneN
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for a relaxing meal. Good service, good value for money and good tasting coffee.

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EdwardD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

good food , good staff, I don't think the Owls do their job, hope you don't pay them. Really nice Mothers day breakfast. Thank you Guys and Gals

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A relaxed place ..................................

DP
DarrellP
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

This was a bitter disappointment. We had high expectations. Our favourite chef had previously worked there. Food poor quality. Service slow. Noisy

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Rainbow
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We requested a particular area for seating but were positioned elsewhere. The waitress did try to find us a better position after I spoke up. The chicken terrine was delicious as well as the cauliflower salad. I found the arancini quite plain.

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Nika
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

My family and I used to come here all the time. We haven't been for a while, so decided to come in for and early mother's day lunch on Saturday. From the moment of walking in, not one staff member acknowledged us. About 5 different people walked past us, not one said hi or not even a smile. We were waiting, but apparently we were waiting on the wrong side of the door. The host was looking straight at us but couldn't be bothered to walk 2 metres to meet us, so we walk over to her.

We finally got to our table and were given two menus, for four people. Apparently they've run out of menus.. but surely more can be photocopied and printed? We sat there waiting for service, watching as one server put water bottles on empty tables but failed to serve tables with actual people on them. He had to be called over so we can ask for some water.

Anyhow, we ended up leaving not long after getting there. Decided to have lunch elsewhere. Was quite disappointed how much the place has changed, for such a beautiful venue. Bad service and over priced menu. I think that's the last time we'll go there again.

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LEEP
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always... great service, excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Cafe Catalina never disappoints

BQ
BrendanQ
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had our dog with us and that was no trouble for the staff. Our food selections were well prepared, tasty and there was plenty of it for our appetites. The only problem (if it can be called that), was that it was very, very noisy making a conversation at normal levels not possible. Aside from that.......a great experience.

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LynR
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great position on the Broadwater. Interesting menu with fresh local food.

JD
JosieD
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to eat by the water. We had brunch and the menu was very generous.

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sandraF
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived before time and was quickly seated .Had to wait as our friends were a little late .Ordered our coffees they came out quite quick. Breakfast ordered came out in great time .Beautiful looked great and tasted better. Very happy and will be back.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love eating here, fresh food and great service with the best view!

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Slamnstyle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for breakfast! Delicious food and great service.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Once again, a great place to catch up with friends or family for breakfast.
Staff always warm and friendly and helpful. Egg and bacon breakfast value for money.
Catalina's is also dog friendly.

MB
MaureenB
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The breakfast food we had was great, though it would be appreciated if there were more gluten-free options on the menu. Granola with oats is not gluten-free.

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DarleneC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable thank you.
Parking was challenging due to an event but everything was great.

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 166 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.