The Loose Caboose
The Loose Caboose is open 7 days a week serving amazing breakfast, brunch and lunch in a unique relaxed atmosphere.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We enjoyed everything about The Loose Caboose, including its good selection of food for diners with specific dietary needs.
While the food is great, it's difficult not to have the experience of eating here marred by the service. The main server/hostess (who oddly seems to be the owner or in charge) has a really poor attitude. All staff ignored us after arrival for at least 5 minutes, despite trying to get the eye contact of them all. When we got the attention of one of the staff and mentioned we have a booking, he said we need to speak to the 'hostess' and pointed to her. She heard and chose not to look at us, making us wait longer as what certainly seemed like punishment by her. A simple 'hi, be with you in a moment' is all that is needed. All other staff were friendly. I would recommend rethinking your service approach, your process for welcoming and seating guests, and above all your choice of head hostess. Not all "leaders" are made for service.
Food’s always amazing. Seats outside were not very comfortable.
Myself and my friends enjoyed catching up at the Loose Caboose. But the time limited dampened the occasion. But still a nice place.
Great place. Highly recommended for breakfast or lunch
As usual absolutely wonderful and compliments to the chef 😊
Awesome food and very friendly service
Good value for money as lots of food
The food is heavenly! Everything about the loose caboose is beyond perfect.
Always love The Loose Caboose.
Consistently good food & service.
Great food, staff and ambience. Will definitely come back
Good atmosphere, great service, food was good. Coffee was great!
Nice coffee. Loved the Chilli Crab. Going back for coffee in a week.
Loved the menu, the ambience, the food - the outstanding caring service of our waitress whose name I forgotten she was absolutely delightful and thoughtful 💜
Sumptuous food, we had a great time with great children.
Great place to eat with family and/or friends. Great ambience and wonderful food. Have been there a few times now and have not been disappointed.
Unfortunately for the owners, I think we got a server (who seemed to be in charge) who was having a bad morning. Seemed to use the online booking system as a way to avoid a chat on the day of booking and then the terms and conditions of the online system as an excuse on the day we got there. Were told we were going to be considered a no show on the day as we didn't all order from the food menu. I assume this was to avoid a service fee from the online booking company, but with random varying surcharges depending on who was paying, and making the last person pay for a drink they hadn't ordered because staff had messed something up can cover any admin fee they pay for their booking service. This would have made some sense if they were full or busy, but they weren't, 9 people spending approx $150 that are in and out in 45minutes I thought would be a good thing when you aren't full. But apparently not, as I received the "sorry you didn't turn up email" suggesting it's not a nice thing to let your hard-working cafes down during covid. We would have been better off as 9 walk ins and annoying the server and kitchen that way, as we seemed to annoy her anyway with notice. I
also assume the "no show" is a mark against my name in the Open table app, which is unacceptable.
Don’t make a booking unless all of you are planning to order a food item from the menu. Friends and I caught up for morning coffee and the lady who served us said that all of us were required to order a food item from the menu because we made a booking. (Apparently ordering the coffee wasn’t enough).
Great coffee ... I know everyone says that but I REALLY mean it !
Service excellent even on a busy weekend, remember to book as gets busy ... attention to covid management very good ... and super tasty interesting food ...
Incredible food and coffee, super friendly staff and beautiful decor
Love this place! Haven’t been for a while & so glad to be back. Food was amazing & service was friendly and energetic. Highly recommended!
Friendly hosts, welcoming of children. However the attitude of one staff member was abrupt and less than welcoming. This is consistent with my previous two experiences. Food is fresh and tasty; coffee is a great brew. Disappointing that only one hour was allocated to our booking; many others offer 90 minutes. We were unable to have our second cuppa and finish with a sweet treat.
Great cafe, a unique style and good food. Staff fun and engaging.
Food was good and service started well but finished badly. Very disappointing.
Great coffee great food and prompt polite service on a very busy morning. Will definitely go back to try other dishes on the menu
Delicious food, helpful and friendly staff and wonderful venue. Love it, will definitely be back.
Excellent staff and service. Attentive and efficient. Food was great.
Delicious!! Will be definitely going back . Great service too!
Rather disappointing. Two of us sent coffee back because the milk was sour. The brioche was stale and the ‘sourdough’ under the crab scramble was not toasted. Maybe I read item wrongly but made for a squishy not so pleasant experience.
Really liked the menu but didn’t quite give what was promised.
Service and food were excellent. A quirky location and a great Reuben! We loved it.
As always I can rely on the consistency of the Loose Caboose. I had a party of 7 and booked online with a specific request. Table was ready on arrival and the request met. The food is always good, different menu to last time but all 7 of us really enjoyed our food and got envy of others dishes as well. Staff friendly and helpful and highly recommend
Loose Caboose is great food and definitely worth a try. Pretty sure you'll be back.
Such rude staff... rushed us to put in an order 30 seconds after we had arrived, very little customer service and quite rude about the eftpos machine not working fast despite this not being our issue... overall would not come back again purely due to the wait staff
Lovely decor inside. The menu was full of delicious options and the smashed avo did not disappoint.
The dish was delicious, but the pork was a bit too tough and dry. And for the price would be considered small. Nice ambiance though.
Lovely spot excellent service and food good parking facilities
The Loose Caboose offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 8340 0809.
The Loose Caboose is rated 4.5 stars by 35 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.