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One on LaBalsa

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1 Harbour Pde, Buddina, Queensland 4575, Australia
+61 7 5444 6444
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Golden Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always loved coming here but of late the standard has dropped. Maybe it's the new menu or new chef but now lunch is like you get from anywhere else and as for breakfast it is a shadow of its former past. The presentation is more like you get from an RSL than the great cafe is use to be.

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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here with my Lovely daughter every week, nice spot. Friendly staff, good coffee. Nice view....Tasty food. Walk up to the lighthouse , awesome

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Thank Craig G
Gold Coast
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As 2 adults we shared fish and chips with a salad, passionfruit cheesecake along with a flat white and peanut milkshake. The salad with the fish and chips was great, very tasty. The fish and chips were very good with three small pieces of fish and a good amount of well cooked chips. It was all packed in easy to... More 

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Thank henri123
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. I'm glad you enjoyed your fish and chip by the river, such a lovely spot for lunch. More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have frequently attended this little gem on the river. I have never been disappointed weather we are eating breakfast or lunch. The serves are plentiful and delicious I would and do recommend One on LaBalsa to everyone that's lives and visits the region.

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Thank Michele C
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for recommending our cafe. More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great coffee shop with a view of the water. The cafe is elevated and therefore catches a little of the cool breeze.

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Thank JBTB_12
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We are dog sitting my boss's aged border collie for 3 weeks and today we wanted to go out but didn't know which places were dog friendly. We were visiting Point Cartwright so I called to ask. The lady I spoke to was so helpful so we set off for some well earned eats. The service was so friendly and... More 

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Thank Janet C
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do try to accommodate people and their dogs as best we can even though the dogs can not go on the front balcony, we have a couple of areas set aside for your four legged friends. If this is not suitable you can sit in the park across the road and still have your... More 

Buderim
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384 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had lunch with four friends. It was nice sitting outside on the balcony. Service is friendly and efficient. Coffee is a good brew. Had a hamburger and chips. The hamburger came on foccacia and had a nice beef patty with some sort of Mediterranean salad (I think). It wasn't what I was expecting for a hamburger. The fries were crunchy... More 

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Thank Boyd J
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your lunch and coffee, the salad on your hamburger is a Rainbow Salad made up of Fresh Zucchini, Carrot, Kale, Cabbage, Goji Berries, Poppy Seeds & Sunflower seeds, yes it is a little different from your normal burger but it is pretty yummy. More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great view, great coffee, great food. Absolutely no complaints and no suggestions to make it better. My husband and I love it just the way it is!

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Thank Kenntob
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, look forward to your next visit. More 

Victoria Point, Australia
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had lunch here today. The staff are great, food very good and well presented. Steak sandwich, frittata and chicken and avo toasted sandwich all yummy. Coffee hot and just the way we like it. Would recommend to others, and would return ourselves.

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Thank Aileen H
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We have changed the menu after 9 years so it is great to get some good feedback. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Attended with a group of friends in October 2016. The setting is ideal with views over the water & you have the option of sitting on the verandah or inside at a table or in the 'comfy' chairs. Decor is clean & modern, there is plenty of room & there is a very good selection on the menu. We all... More 

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Thank Neil A
Lemarseny, Owner at One on LaBalsa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 15:00
Thursday
06:30 - 15:00
Friday
06:30 - 15:00
Saturday
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harbour Pde, Buddina, Queensland 4575, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Buddina
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5444 6444

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?