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Royal Society Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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108 William St, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia (Formerly Elies Cafe)
+61 2 6331 0338
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Greeted as soon as we looked at the menu out the front, ordered a burger and a salad and had our lunch in under 10 mins. They also bought out a bowl of treats for our two dogs that we had with us, service was amazing and friendly! Thank you for making our day!

Thank Bec B
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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit since the closure of the previous restaurant and it's re-opening. I have read other reviews and I can honestly say that we were very happy with both the service and the quality of the food. We had our two dogs with us and they provided nibbles and water, took our orders promptly and served the meals with... More 

Thank Penycraig
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the food and drinks are good and reliable, the service is consistently terrible. The waitstaff are slow with no attention to detail and minimal care for customers. Even during quiet times, I've seen tables are left filthy for half an hour while the waitstaff stand behind the counter talking to each other or playing on phones. I assume these... More 

Thank Hannah G
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely dog friendly cafe in the heart of Bathurst, they made our dog feel very welcome with cold water & dog nibbles. I have read a few reviews of "poor" service, but the staff on Sunday 12th Feb couldn't have been more obliging. Brunch & coffee was great, highly recommend if you are in town.

Thank Gobnait38
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323 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch and it was very quiet the food was good but the service was slow and indifferent after we finished our mains we were just left.we asked about desserts to be told they didn't do them.plates were also removed while members of our party were still eating.i had also to ask for the bill.we ended up having... More 

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Bathurst, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Food was delicious. But it was definitely one of the worst service experiences we've ever had to endure that nearly caused us to walk out before even being served. Some of our experiences were: - Being told to sit wherever we wanted, then not being approached by a staff member until we requested some water. - We had to get... More 

Thank JAM2795
bathurst, australia
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290 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Excellent service, good coffee, nice cosy relaxing atmosphere. Food and menu selection a little different but defiantly nice.The only exception the hash browns Huge round piece of doughy tasteless nothing,Should be egg, flour shredded potato, onion, salt,pepper etc etc fried in hot pan. Elliies hash brown were awesome, but not these. TIP CHANGE YOUR HASH BROWNS!!!!!!

Thank pomlea
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nothings changed with décor inside and same level of smiling service and fast food preparation and servings are still very large portions.

Thank Jovan K
Dubbo, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The staff here are so friendly and look after everyone really well! This really added to the atmosphere. They talk to everyone and seem really genuine. The good was also fantastic. I ordered the Breaky Bruschetta which was Devine. I also had a "pump up the jam" juice which was also delicious. I'll definitely be back!

Thank Jess J
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Excellent cafe right in the centre of Bathurst opposite the park, food was great, has the best coffee, service by the two waiters was fantastic, great place to have a quick lunch or a long coffee.

2 Thank Mark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 William St, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia (Formerly Elies Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Bathurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6331 0338
Royal Society Café is located in the landmark Royal Hotel Building and is your home away from home whether a local or a visitor to Bathurst. The view from our outdoor dining area is magnificent, the perfect place to enjoy our sensational food while you drink in the splendour of Kings Parade. Our coffee is exemplary with our barista's serving up award winning Grinders espresso coffee, organic teas, freshly squeezed juices and mouth watering smoothies. Our outstanding food is made using the best locally sourced produce available. When reading our menu it's easy to get excited about what you are about to eat. Royal Society Café, come and enjoy our hospitality today.

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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?