Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

4.5
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61 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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.
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mares
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 .

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KylieG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

The service was slow and food arrived sometime apart. Food is average for the prices being charged, nothing special.. it was ok overall.

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ANNETTEB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. We had the Eggs Benny and Catalina big brekky. Tasted great and presentation was just as good. The ambience had such a great vibe and the service was amazing. The staff were so friendly and made the experience wonderful. I would definitely go back time and time again.

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dave
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff were superb & very competent, nothing was problem. We took our dog & he was looked after just as well!
Would recommend to anyone

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RoscoeR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Rarely do I give 5 Stars but really, Catalina deserves the recognition for no fuss quick service, a really interesting menu and always a good special. I highly recommend the Seafood Pasta and the Dumplings.

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Ange
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a lovely spot with fantastic service and great atmosphere!!! I love visiting Catalina's. Breakfast is one of my favourite times as the food is great and watching the morning sun is lovely. I would definitely recommend to friends:)

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AmyM
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relax water view ,great service and delicious food.
COVID 19 hygiene spot on
It is my local favourite place
Amy

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AnitaS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I have enjoyed many meals and coffee at Catalina Cafe, today was the first time I found my breakfast to lack flavour, however it was quite fresh. Presentation was average, I'll definitely come back but hope that my next meal will be another stand out one as before

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KimW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot to eat breakfast. Delicious and reasonably priced menu selection. Friendly & efficient staff.

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Personal076
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very disappointed in our food order half was left on the plate as we were advised that we could not order one egg each poached the chef could only do two at a time . This was told to us by the waitress . Yes we were confused by this . I did ring and discuss this with the Cafe Later after I left as I didn’t want to have the conversation in front of the guest I had with me for our meeting was delicate.
The reason From the cafe was due to the pandemic we had to order a minimum amount this was not explained to us in the multiple confirmation text and emails . We would of gladly just paid the extra instead of been told the chef could only provide eggs in multiples of two.
I was told to stay open they needed to make a quota per table which as 20 per person which they would have as our meal came to the mid 50s with drinks so even if you took the extra they made us order we still would’ve made quota.
The food ok , coffee mug was tiny . I know it’s important to support businesses in times like this and was told that if I had come the next day the chef could if made us one egg each . As the restrictions would be easing. That’s the basics of this low rating more to the story.

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KylieW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a special spot to dine. Lovely friendly staff and magnificent food and service.

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Nette
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was devine. Service amazing. Thank you! Seated outside. It was a cold rainy day and a little warmth, background music, ambience, would have been a lovely addition in the big open area.

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BruceG
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Staff very friendly and efficient - remember previous visits
Wonderful location.
Menu good
Always specials.
Always clean
Responsible behavior in COVID times

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SONYAT
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Food was excellent and timely. Looking forward to eating there again.

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ShannonT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great location and friendly staff; nothing is too much trouble.
The crispy fish and prawn dumplings are amazing and highly recommended.
It was a little cold when we visited some of those patio heaters would work a treat.
I will most definitely be coming back!

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PamT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoyable. Food atmosphere & service always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to eat, extra special as we could take

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TerrificT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Easy parking and pleasant surrounds. Have been there numerous times and plan to return

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Lachlan
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. A hidden secret at the northern end of the coast.

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LiamR
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, attended to celebrate my brothers birthday with a breakfast - found us a more suitable table as soon as we walked in and offered great service the whole time.

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DianeC
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately the food that arrived was not exactly as we ordered, not that it mattered but after we were offered up the item that was incorrect. Nice spot but nothing special

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AndrewO
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Dog friendly restruant. Staff are very welcoming even to our furbaby. Highly recommended if your pooch is well behaved in public.

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WilK
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, fantastic service and fabulous view! Nothing more to say 👍👍👍

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Has a good location in the Broadwater park lands with outlook over the Broadwater. Food is of good quality and service is good. Service suffers when busy so I recommend avoiding Sunday and Saturday unless you get there early.

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laineyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Unfortunately if Cafe Catalina continue with their high pricing, they will struggle.....the prices are comparable with some of the top restaurants on the Coast.....the staff are a little green....reaching across a person to get to the plate of another person sitting next to them....is definitely not kosher..... the people I was with, all said they wouldn't rush back there.....

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Best food on the Gold Coast. The staff are great, too.

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DeanneS
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was up to it’s usual high standard and presented well. We were seated near a large group who were conducting speeches which made it very loud for those of us not in their party. They should have beee placed down the other end, but there was another party in down there. As it is the season for celebration, we shall not let it deter us. There were some mishaps with our order, but the staff were very obliging and apologetic so all turned out well in the night.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good atmosphere. Food was good to very good. The steak was nicely cooked however flavour was missing.

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EstellaR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The scallops were amazing! What a way to start our meal. Enjoyed all of our dishes in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Broadwater. The staff were attentive and friendly. Definitely recommend and we will 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 61 OpenTable diners.

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