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Favourite Chair Cafe

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344 High St | High St, Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4933 5333
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought my friend and I would try this cafe..first time as Maitland locals Coffee was yummy! Regular size coffee was very very small..large was a regular..need to change that..smallest regular coffee in Maitland! The back deck looking over the river is confusing not enough chairs for the number of tables and could do with a spruce up..the deck next door... More 

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Thank Michelle P
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real local gem. A gorgeous & cosy cafe with a wall of books. Delicious food & lovely coffee - a home away from home. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Thank Hobnot
Valentine, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot on the river coffee and food very good, i rode my pushbike down and settled on this place. I will definately be back

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Thank Kawa600
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Not terribly disabled friendly inside. Walked all the way around the (small) block to get to back of cafe for view of river. Bill enjoyed his coffee and burger. I ordered meatballs and gingerbeer. Drink never arrived. Meatballs were nice. Service was OK.

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Thank Tahi E
Australia
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Scones are soft, chewy, dense and moist - served with real cream and tasty jam. Coffee is full of flavour, good even without sugar or honey. Atmosphere is cosy with a wall full of old books and comfy seats - like the lamp and old clock. Staff are warm, personable and fun. Highly recommended location for quiet time with your... More 

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Thank mmmaricel
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the coffee and brunch options. Nice bookshop cafe vibe. Rainy day so didn't get to enjoy the river views. Not a lot of menu options for the youngest child but the older ones loved it.

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Thank Tim B
Maitland, Australia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Having spent time previously scouring the books, I'd been wanting to try out the cafe. It was a relatively warm June day so I sat outside upstairs overlooking the river - nice. Nice coffee but I was disappointed with the amount of 'cheese' on the ham & cheese croissant. Honestly, I had to search for it! But with the bill... More 

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Thank littlerae0fsunshine
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A cute little cafe in the heart of Maitland, had a great breakfast here- service was a little slow even though there were few people inside. A huge wall of books, somewhere you could spend days drinking coffee and reading. Games for the little ones, and comfy chairs to relax into. Good coffee, reasonable prices.

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Thank Brittany S
Maitland, Australia
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190 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Love going here of a weekend and sitting out the back near the river in the sun, highly recommend it!

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Thank GlobalGrappler
Chris M, Owner at Favourite Chair Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Marc G. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Maitland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

With the second hand bookshop next door it's a great place to eat and read. Good friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. I always try to get one of the comfortable armchairs!

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Thank Wendy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 High St | High St, Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Maitland
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4933 5333
Description
This is a quirky little cafe that focuses on local and seasonal ingredients to create a great breakfast and lunch menu. Coffee is by Glee Coffee Roasters.

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