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Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

4.5
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89 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeanR
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot on the water with a very welcoming team and great food/coffee. Always enjoy our breakfast and lunch there and our dog is also very welcome to sit with us and is spoilt by the staff too.

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CourtneyR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great although expensive, drinks available were fantastic. Unfortunately another patron’s child decided to kick my small dog who was sitting underneath our table. But other than that it was a lovely visit and we would definitely return!

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GregF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Good vegetarian dishes. A wedding was being prepared so we were asked to leave.

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CarrieS
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and cocktails were delicious. Was a little disappointed we were not made aware of a function, had a 1pm booking - ate around 2 and was told to leave at 2.45pm was very rushed. but great service

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KylieP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Service was poor, I stood waiting to be seated for a good 5mins while staff where talking once seated the waitress was quite rude, no water for table offered had to ask for it and that seemed like an effort. Food was average would definitely not order the salmon for breakfast, salmon was terrible fed most of it to my dog. Asked for a side order of sourdough which was on the burnt. Beautiful restaurant, amazing outlook staff and food a let down from previous visits.

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CassandraH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely meal, great view and wonderful service.

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AntoniaS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding view and ambiance. Lovely staff and delicious breakfast and coffee

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy Sunday Afternoon Songs Tapas and Chilled Drinks. Superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Broadwater view dog friendly fabulous coffee

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AlanaB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only one minor complaint...no celery was served with my bloody Catalina. I know it’s only similar to a bloody Mary’s but the celery makes and compliments the drink!

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LesleighG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner, the eye fillet and snapper & prawn crispy wontons where delicious.

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SandiB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time diners at cafe and it did not disappoint. Staff were super friendly and attentive and our breakfast order arrived quickly. Food was fantastic. We will certainly visit again soon.

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AllanM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was fantastic service was slow and the sign in the Carpark that says cafe Catalina parking leaves out the part where it's still council pay and display parking resulting in an $80 fine and whoever answered the phone when my wife called to suggest they add that to the sign for future diners was unwilling to put the manager on and rude to put it lightly. Great place if you're keen to wait for service and spend a couple of hundred dollars for 2 people and you're aware of the pay and display.

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Iceman
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good to see a varied menu rather than the same old tired items.

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BruceG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delightful location; staff are very friendly to my sister who has short term memory issues, they always recognise her and chat to her which cheers her up.
Food well presented and tasty.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place have eaten there before. Food excellent & the service outstanding. Will dine there in the future again.

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vipMAnd
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way, a real treat

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JudeP
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Catalina is the absolute girls catch up Cafe for us 40 + lovelies. Food was of very high quality and gifts you with variety to explore your palate. View,ambience and service was wonderful. Good for the soul and your senses. 5 stars from me.

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AllanG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food.
Great dessert
Great wines

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KateJ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful fast, friendly service and lovely live music!

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AnissaW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great setting and service was good

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SuzanneF
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We (a family group of 4) had a very pleasant breakfast on Fathers Day. Despite it being a very busy day, the staff were relaxed & friendly but efficient at the same time. Our meals were delicious. This was our second time here and both visits have been very enjoyable.

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JenH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Been here before - will keep coming back! One of our favourite places to go with our dog.

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KatH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot for breakfast, beautiful view and friendly staff

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Squiggly
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy breakfast menu, gluten free options, great view and dog friendly.

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Shrek53
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a good feed and professional staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Staff!!! Great View and fresh food

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Astrov
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve only had Breakfast at Catalina but it’s always been good. The staff are friendly and it is a very pleasant place to be. The food is great. The only criticism I have (and this is intended as constructive feedback) is that the coffee is not good. You’d sell a lot more coffee if it were better.

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Mares
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very good. Service was a little slow at times but all staff lovely.

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Good and drinks were great such a relaxing afternoon...Loved the live music too

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DebbieR
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lunch was lovely, staff were great but we seemed to get our meal after everyone else, it was a little slow for the main otherwise ok

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JoanneB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered hot drinks before we ordered our breakfast so we could sit a bit before eating and waited ages for them so our meals came out right after our hot drinks. But this was the only down full. Also would be nice if they offered smaller portions

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Overall, I found the menu wasn’t very appealing. I understand that it is a condensed menu but there wasn’t much on the menu that I liked. Having said that, what I chose I enjoyed.

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PamT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food & service. Atmosphere & outlook amazing. Our regular breakfast spot.

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VirginiaW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely return again. Love the food. Knowledgeable, friendly waitress, and fast service. Great spot beautiful outlook

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DeanneS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service. Casual dining experience with quality food. Nice, varied menu. Licenced. You can bring your pooch along too.

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AnnemarieM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and lovely staff every time 😊

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LAURAP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great location & awesome service. Was a bit chilly at times when the outdoor heaters were switched off, but then we were in a semi outdoor venue in the middle of winter 😂 Can't recommend this place highly enough, love, love, love it!!! 🥰🥰🥰

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JackieD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good coffee at reasonable prices. We would go again for breakfast.

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PenelopeZ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service . Very friendly and cheerful staff . Will definitely be back .

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 4.5 stars by 89 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.