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Dolphin Discovery Centre Cafe, Bunbury, AU-WA

Dolphin Discovery Centre Cafe

4.1
4.1
72 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or snacks in our downstairs cafe located at the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury. This beautiful location right on Koombana Bay allows kids to play on the lawn or the beach while you enjoy company of friends/family or join you for a meal.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (08) 9791 3088
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Bunbury
  • Cross Street
    Anchorage Cove
  • Parking Details
    Additional public parking across the road
  • Public Transit
    Bus, taxi, Uber
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

72 Reviews
  1. TraceyV

    WA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great view, but otherwise a lacklustre experience. No table service...we were not greeted, and had to seek out the beverages menu ourselves. Our meals arrived before our drinks. Some of the meals (eg, burger, fish and chips) were good, whereas my salad was bland. Because of the lack of table service, we weren't approached and offered more drinks, dessert or coffee. Mimimal ( and not overly friendly) interaction by the staff. This cafe is missing the opportunity to upsell to customers and be more profitable, and also to offer a memorable experience to international visitors.

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  2. CarolynL

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time pays to book great and service we had booth seat looking out could see the ships coming nice and cool food was good

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  3. JoanL

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We headed to the restaurant at Dolphin Discovery Centre for breakfast, on short notice. It was well occupied with customers. We didn't wait long for our food and drinks though. And the breakfast was well presented and delicious. Will be going there again.

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  4. TalieP

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The cafe was clean and our reserved table was clearly marked. The menu had something for everyone. The taking of the order at the counter was very friendly and efficient - all the meals and drinks came out as ordered. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We’ll be back.

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  5. WendyS

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Customer service was excellent.

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  6. JonS

    WA

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very pleasant experience and we weren’t rushed to vacate the venue.

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  7. SharonS

    WA

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to visit, good food, good service, clean with great views

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  8. RobertS

    WA

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall venue was good meal could have been a little hotter ,but no complaints on the amount of food on the plate.

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  9. SharonS

    WA

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, nice staff, clean environment thank you

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  10. KrisR

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, we love the restaurant, and don’t like giving poor reviews, but felt the Christmas lunch fell short. Should have stuck to the main menu - we’ve never been disappointed.

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  11. Cooky

    WA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff didn’t acknowledge us waiting for a while, had to interrupt them after a while and ask where our table was. Staff just pointed to where it was. They seemed too preoccupied/busy so service wasn’t great. Nice spot though and nice to refresh after our swim.

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  12. TrevorS

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for a pleasant lunch, esp for Seniors but plenty also for youngsters. Food well cooked, Fish & Chips hot and decent wine to go with it. Friendly and helpful staff too. This was our second visit and we'll be back. Trevor & Val Scott

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  13. Bethany

    WA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually love the dolphin discovery but took my family there for a birthday. Firstly you if you bring a cake but have to pay to cut it. The food was all pre ordered and still trickled out with one of us not receiving his at all. Once we asked the staff they finally brought out a chicken parmy which was completely raw. They team were very accommodating after that but only compensated one meal. Outside is a great view but limited things to do on the grass. People had taken glasses outside and one had smashed in the gras which presented a safety issue. Amazing venue just poorly managed and bad food

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  14. ThelmaS

    WA

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We bought family from Perth for lunch. We all enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. One little thing our order did get mixed up We ordered2 seniors meals and we got full priced ones. we all had a very enjoyable day but unfortunely it did cost us a little more.

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  15. Smarty

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very nice but poached eggs were all overcooked

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  16. JoanneH

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A group of seniors had a very lovely coffee and cake and chat morning. Thankyou

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  17. GrowGroup

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Soup changed three times from ordering to service. Asked for gluten free toast, received regular bread and had to wait ten minutes for toast while soup was going cold. Was told I was getting truffled mushroom soup, was served cauliflower soup that was the consistency of a purée. Everyone else appeared happy with their meals.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food service couldn’t fault any of it beautiful spot to have lunch

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  19. JodieG

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and interesting meals to choose from, beautifully presented. Friendly, helpful service and a wonderful place to be in.

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  20. Chris

    WA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The big windows without some blinds make it ridiculously hot and very glary inside . I know the view is beautiful , but sitting near the glass in the sun is awful. Some see through blinds that can be adjusted are totally essential. My food was ok but it came to the table STONE COLD , very disappointing, I ate most of it anyway, I don't like complaining I guess mine went cold waiting on my friends to be cooked . Its a nice place and Ill always support it , but it definitely has room for improvement.

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  21. HelenM

    WA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here many times, took visitors. Food not cooked, toilets disgraceful. Very rare. Normally just the best

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  22. OldWorkMates

    WA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot and atmosphere, @ morning tea choices very limited and if your a tea drinker definitely unequipped to cater more than 2 people disappointing. Go for brekky or lunch the menu will have more choices.

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  23. LizA

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location and service with quality food :)

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  24. Mimster

    WA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have enjoyed previous visits to the dolphin Discovery Centre cafe and booked in for my birthday, meeting up with a few friends. However this visit was disappointing. I am a vegetarian with highly sensitive taste buds and had researched the menu online so as not to be put in an awkward position and to know I could eat something on my birthday I hopefully would enjoy. It was very disappointing to find out that there was a limited reduced menu with very little choice for me. When I asked about vegetarian options I was told "I don't know, I haven't read the menu" by the lady behind the counter who initially had a rather unhelpful attitude. The sweet potato burger I had been looking forward to was not available and I had to settle for wedges and pizza which were very average and still quite pricey. In the past there have been an amazing array of dessert options and I have loved some of the vegan raw desserts. The options this time were limited. It is a pity it has been a bit hit and miss experience! However I would still recommend this cafe to others because overall I have had positive experiences and my friend enjoyed the pumpkin soup and another friend the lasagna. The setting is lovely. I would hope that there is clearer information on the website about days with reduced menus.

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  25. GG71

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, fantastic location and view, tasty food, great value.

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  26. DeniseK

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table server was excellent, made us feel very welcome

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  27. NigelS

    WA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience and ethos of Centre as a whole. Staff in restaurant need to be better organised and presented as counter ordering can be slow and disjointed

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  28. LaureaM

    WA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While the view is beautiful the food, unfortunately, was not.

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  29. ThelmaS

    WA

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good, Food was good. everything was good except they had no record of our booking??

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  30. MartynP

    WA

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A good value and service at a lovely seaside venue

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  31. jeanb

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, would recommend venue for families and definitely value for your money.

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  32. MartynP

    WA

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location very good staff but busy so wait times can get long. Went for Thursday seniors special 2 courses $20/ pp quality of food good except fries were stone cold on all 4 diners plates. Notified wait staff who a apologised and said” chips are in short supply “ no replacement offered. Disappointed

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  33. Cazza

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It doesn't matter what time of day I go to The Dolphin Discovery Centre, there is always something on the menu to suit the time of day. They do have some gluten free products, and they are needed for many of my friends. Of course the view is excellent. The staff always do a good job of accommodating all the various numbers of people and every request we have.

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  34. Roxy

    WA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor quality food, lacking in flavour and presentation. Cafeteria style venue with little ambiance.

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  35. KarenF

    WA

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We come to this venue a lot. Had quite a few problems with orders today. I only ordered a coffee and scone I had to go up and ask where my scone was half and hour after I ordered. People who ordered after me on the table with breakfast or lunch options got theirs in a reasonable time. I know hospitality is under the pump with staff at the moment but they need to tweak how they get there orders out

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  36. DoreenJ

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting was such a lovely experience & thought the Christmas lunch was a great idea. I’m sure this will be on our list to visit again soon. Would certainly recommend the centre. Keep up the good work staff. Keep smiling

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  37. EileenN

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, great food, affordable pricing. A wonderful view of the ocean as we are eating. Will definatily be back.

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  38. RobertS

    WA

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the seniors Christmas lunch was very nice and plenty of meat

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  39. AliceC

    WA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Booking for 4 made a week earlier, confirmation emailed & printed. Staff insist they had no booking. The booth we booked was occupied and no other table was held. Special family meeting 2 from 45Km away, 2 from 100km away. Very disappointed in booking system

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  40. LindaR

    WA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed with our food. The carrots were uncooked and hard, there was something on the plate that we thought was Yorkshire Pudding but it ended up being some sort of stodgy muffin thing that was horrible. The food was served cold, and I had to ask the waitress for gravy as there was none on our plates. She didn't seem to know what gravy was and questioned why I asked for it. There were no condiments available, stuffing and or cranberry sauce that you would expect with a Christmas dinner. The Pudding was not fresh and tasted old, stale. More custard or cream would have helped.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

Dolphin Discovery Centre Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 9791 3088.

Dolphin Discovery Centre Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dolphin Discovery Centre Cafe

Lot 556 Koombana Dr, Bunbury, AU-WA 6230

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Anchorage Cove
  • Area
    Bunbury
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Additional public parking across the road
  • Public Transit
    Bus, taxi, Uber
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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