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Cafe Woodworks, Bungendore, AU-NSW

Cafe Woodworks

4.4
4.4
185 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Cafe Woodworks is a vibrant and welcoming space surrounded by beautiful regional art and craft. Our freshly prepared meals are generous in size and flavour, and made from locally sourced produce when possible. Our friendly and accommodating staff will greet you with a warm welcome.

Café Woodworks is a great place to meet up with friends and colleagues, and to celebrate life's special occasions. Whether it is morning cuppa, a satisfying meal, or a family affair we can cater to you.

Special Covid Restriction Hours:

Our Indoor Dining Table Service is curtailed to 4 days a week due to the government spacing restrictions and staff rostering. Indoor table service is available Friday through Monday. Bookings are not required but are recommended to assure seating certainty.

Our Express Window provides an abridged menu 7 days a week from 7am to 2:30pm, that you can take-away or eat in our self-service courtyard.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6238 1688
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Cafe Woodworks offers a relaxed dining area surrounded with quality art pieces. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service style. We offer a seasonally inspired menu & specials board that utilises local produce.
  • Area
    Sutton Forest, Bungendore
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • New South Wales

    Good for groups

  • New South Wales

    Healthy

  • New South Wales

    Neighbourhood gem

185 Reviews
  1. HelenM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought a meal described as 'vegan' shouldn't contain eggs. I understand the vegan (or maybe it was 'vegetarian' - can't find on the current online menu) sweet potato hamburger was served with a mayonnaise that contained egg. I am not a vegan but am allergic to eggs in sauces. I also note the otherwise beaut chips served with the burger were very salty. That said, I enjoyed my meal at the Woodworks cafe on Thursday 15 February 2024, as well as the coffee and the attentive service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always - always a pleasure to take our friends here.

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  3. PeterE

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have lunch here every couple of months. The ambiance is always light and easy. The service is efficient, and the wait staff helpful and pleasant. Always a pleasure to return.

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  4. LauraF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Woodworks is normally fantastic but it was very busy the day we went. Unfortunately the staff did not come and take our dirty dishes or ask us if we would like coffee or dessert. At about 2.45 we called a staff member over and asked if we could have coffee and were told that the coffee had been switched off. The waitress who served us said she was new and knew nothing about the wines when we were ordering.

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  5. KERRYH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was delicious. Two guests had the pulled lamb salad which was full of flavour. I personnally would have preferred if it was sliced lamb but it was delicious. Another had the T bone steak. Cooked to perfection. Only comment was that there were too many potatoes (six) and they would have preferred another vegetable and less potatoes. Meal was still enjoyed. We did not have coffee or dessert as we were too full. Another very small point was that the table felt sticky, when we mentioned it to staff they said it was from the table surface (varnish oil???) and she could wipe it again but it was unlikely to change. We accepted her explanation but it was not a pleasant sensation when you touched the table.

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  6. SashH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely place to done, great staff food & service 👍 oh & coffee is fantastic 😀 thanks guys

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  7. AlisonJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant dining experience for lunch, glad we booked. The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The menu had plenty of options. Coffees were very good

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  8. ElizabethR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    3 fisherman's baskets were cooked to perfection. Everything was fresh and crisp.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of food, and hence value for money has diminished since my last visit.

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  10. AlanH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lunch was quite pleasant. The food was OK, and the service was friendly. But it was quite noisy, due to the number of diners eating there, and because there is little in the way of sound insulation in the Cafe. I have been dining at Cafe Woodworks for some years now, and I miss one particular dish that used to be served: Seafood bisque. I wish they would re-introduce it. Otherwise, no problems.

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  11. MichaelJ

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable breakfast in a beautifully presented room, loved the food, excellent coffee and great service. Keep up the good work

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  12. Nicky

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff. We arrived and found we had overbooked and the staff were very relaxed. Staff very attentive and it was nice to be able to have a conversation with friends and not have to yell... Food was lovely and resonably priced.

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  13. JenniferH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Being long time residents of Bungendore, we have been dining at Cafe Woodworks for a number of years and have always been most satisfied with everything they have to offer.

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  14. JohnF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied menu and daily specials made it difficult to decide what to order! All delicious and enjoyable. Tempting sweets and good coffee.

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  15. Marik

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and brilliant customer service and nice atmosphere!

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  16. VictoriaJ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, friendly service, very helpful a great lunch. Thank you

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  17. Kate

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    On AFL grand final day, there were few diners and we were able to secure a quiet corner. To our delight, the ambience was much more peaceful than is usual at the weekend. The service was pleasant and fast, though when we wanted to order coffees after our meal, it was hard to catch the staff's attention. Changed menu this time, with a few old favourites and many interesting new dishes we hope to try on our next visit. Meanwhile, we each chose a classic. The tempura-style flathead and chips were enjoyable but not outstanding but the accompanying salad was excellent, thank to the fresh ingredients and a tangy sauce.. The all day breakfast was generous and well-cooked. (Home cooked potato roesti would be welcome instead of the oil-soaked commercial version!).

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  18. NomesJ

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chai latte was delish as per usual. Food and service was awesome.

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  19. AmandaD

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, friendly service and a great space. A little noisy, but still ok to chat

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  20. NickiH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service. We were able to find a table on short notice especially being Fathers Day. Food was very good.

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  21. DavidF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit and most enjoyable,staff very polite with excellent service. Very good menu choice and food delivered very promptly. Will certainly be returning but will look for a quieter table.

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  22. LynC

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. The only issue we had was that it was a reduced menu for Father’s Day breakfast, and there was only one option on the kids menu, which was pancakes with maple syrup, and ice cream, which was not suitable for the two-year-old in our group. Lovely lady, who we assume was the manager did find a workaround for us to enable us to order just scrambled eggs for him, which was to order the big breakfast, minus everything, but the eggs and toast, but we were only charged for scrambled eggs. So our only slight criticism would be that on special occasion days like Father’s Day perhaps have at least one other option on the kids menu for the slightly more health-conscious customers. We did also feel a little bit rushed as staff seemed to be in a hurry to take our order and came back very soon after we had told them that we needed more time, which is not ideal for what we thought was going to be relaxing Father’s Day breakfast. The coffee was great though and as I said, the food was great.

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  23. AnitaK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good coffee and food good, ricotta, pancakes, and fritters could’ve been a bigger serving.

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  24. BenS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed this place. The food was excellent cafe quality. The coffee tasted wonderful. It was a nice quaint little Cafe in one of those gem NSW historic towns. Its more of an occasion and an event than just going down to the local cafe.

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  25. SofieM

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our table arrived for our booking time of 12:30 but our food did not arrive to us ( and only after a reminder) until 2pm. We had to ask several times for someone to take our order and it felt like we were a total inconvenience. The cafe was cold like there was no heating. The ambience was poor. The food was delicious and exactly what was ordered.

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  26. JohnN

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Woodworks Cafe never fails to please! The menu has great choices allowing for all tastes, including lamb, beef, chicken and fish; and vegetarian options as well. Whether it’s lamb shanks, pasta or risotto I love it all! The service was great and the staff were relaxed and friendly. Each time we leave the Woodworks Cafe we say ‘we will be back’.

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  27. Fadden

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting menu and good servings, and better than Canberra value for money.

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  28. SueR

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish I could get here a bit more often such a great atmosphere with beautiful food and an exquisite gallery. Staff are so friendly. A place we will always return to when our schedules allows 😋♥️😍

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  29. MichaelB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always great to have breakfast at Woodworks. Fantastic way to start the day. The coffee is great.

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  30. GSW211

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch the staff were friendly and very helpful and the food was great.

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  31. Thel

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to this place many times but we all thought the meals were not the greatest

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  32. JimL

    Saskatoon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice place for lunch - varied menu, and good value for nice food.

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  33. AnitaU

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My late mother used to love going here, so we went on her birthday to honour her memory a month after her passing. The staff were helpful, friendly and efficient, the food was fantastic, and they had no issue accommodating the young children we had with us. The desserts were also fantastic, the pistachio slice alone is worth a visit! The whole atmosphere is warm and friendly, nothing was too much trouble and we all had a great afternoon.

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  34. AnneM

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our go-to place for an out-of-town brunch/lunch. In at least 15 years of this being the case it has never disappointed. Yesterday the grilled scallops were fabulous as was the tuna linguine.

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  35. ChristopherK

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great homely local breakfast joint. Try the pancake stack!

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  36. TracyG

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    7 Friends from Sydney with 2 locals- Woodworks always deliver great service and food.

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  37. Tessa

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pancakes were amazing! Coffee was excellent as always.

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  38. Happy

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It is always enjoyable at the Woodworks Cafe; great staff and a very capable kitchen producing tasty reliable lunch options.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our meals, the staff were friendly and more than happy to help wherever needed.

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  40. MichaelK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere was great service was good

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Woodworks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6238 1688.

Cafe Woodworks is rated 4.4 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Woodworks

20 Malbon Street, Bungendore, AU-NSW 2621

Additional information

  • Area
    Sutton Forest, Bungendore
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6238 1688
  • Catering
    Cafe Woodworks offers a relaxed dining area surrounded with quality art pieces. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service style. We offer a seasonally inspired menu & specials board that utilises local produce.
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