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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Breakfasts - all day
1. Amazing Breakfasts - all day
"food was fantastic and incredibly good value"
Laura B
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2. Excellent lunch's & wine list
2. Excellent lunch's & wine list
"Beautiful little restaurant, excellent food, good service"
katrina248mann
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3. Best Meal's - A Must Go!
3. Best Meal's - A Must Go!
"Trip advisor needs to add a 6th star, 5 star just doesn't do justice"
Richard A
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About
The Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is located just off the main street of Airlie Beach which provides you with a quiet, comfortable and at dinner romantic venue, Located in front of the main walkway to Airlie Central, home to the new Woolworths store. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, (Kitchen operates 7:30am to 9:30pm daily). Fully licensed .... A wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy wonderful food, great service and good music. Known for the best Coffee in the Whitsundays and home to the unique "Hot Rock" dinning experience, the highest quality steaks and the best ever seafood. Come for breakfast, back for lunch and again for dinner...... It's the best! & We also offer
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
CUISINES
Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here on a public holiday using The Fork app and the booking was confirmed. We were disappointed and surprised to arrive to find the restaurant closed. I made contact by text and was advised that, due to staff shortages, they had...been unable to open and there was an issue with the Fork app. The communication was so prompt we decided to book again the following evening. Very friendly and attentive staff on arrival and a lovely table outside. Extensive menu but we all chose "hot rock" options. My wife and I had "the Lot" and the kids both went for steak. It was all beautifully presented and fun to cook. Great portions (too much really!). The steaks were melt in the mouth. Ice creams also available as an "icy rock" option - kids loved these! We were given a complimentary bottle of wine for our booking issue the day before - not necessary at all but still very much appreciated. I also left an item of clothing by mistake and was advised by text so I was able collect the next day. I travel (and eat!) extensively and at times like these its so easy to get annoyed and post a negative review without a second thought. But the sign of a good business is how they handle a situation when things don't quite go right and they should always be given the chance to do so. VC were exemplary in this regard and should be applauded. We were so glad we got the chance to visit and dine here as well to support them. The food, service and price were all excellent and I highly recommend them for a visit if you're in AB. We heard time and time again from businesses in Airlie Beach how hard they were finding it to get staff so get out there and support them if you can.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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BCS O, General Manager at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

DML, Thank you so much for the review. Staff issues in Airlie right now are shocking and impacting business very badly. We are so grateful for your understanding and having waited to join us on a later date. Moreover the content of your review is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is was a great memony to have dinner here. Place is easy to find,sea food is fresh,the decoration is fancy! This was my second time here. This time the owner of the restaurant, Lawrance, told us the story of him and his wife. I believe...they love the life here and bring this passion to everyone. Five years before, I came here with my friends and this year with my boyfriend. I hope that a few years later I can take my kids here again!Wish you all the good things in 2022!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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BCS O, General Manager at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Winnie W Thank you look forward to seeing the kids! Lawrence

Reviewed 5 April 2022

If you've been enjoying the beach and want your trip to end on a high note, this is the best way to go. The service is phenomenal (thank you Shirley!), food comes out quick and is really good. The hot stone steak was perfectly tender...and for desert the icy rock was spectacular both in presentation and taste. Really worth a visit if you're ever in town, can't say enough about the service and quality here!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Zenlozz Thank you for the feedback, we are very glad you enjoyed our restaurant. Shirley

Reviewed 3 April 2022

This restaurant is tucked off the main road. We liked it because it was quieter than other restaurants, and allowed us to have a good conversation over dinner. There were enough choices for our 3 diverse pallets to find something we all liked. Wait staff...was attentive and friendly. Would definitely go again when in Airlie!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Thank you very much. Shirley

Reviewed 2 April 2022

Walked in to a friendly welcome! Only too happy to take the time and explain the menu! Coral Trout was delicious!! Definitely will be back!

Date of visit: April 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

Atmosphere was nice, very simple nothing outstanding. Coffee is good. Food was average for the price you pay. Easy to access via woolworths car park.

Date of visit: March 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey, Sorry you found this experience not the best.... what di you eat? Glad the coffees good Lawrence

Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

Loved it. We both had the steaks on hot rocks and it was such a fun experience to see your food cooking right in front of you. Staff were so friendly and genuine. Will be back again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yum, My favourite as well ... its the best Thanks for the review

Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

The go to place for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Airlie. Food is very tasty and very reasonable prices. Service is personalised and atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend Strawberry Daiquiri! Definitely going back again!

Date of visit: March 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Nice, see you soon and Thanks!

Reviewed 19 February 2022 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious and service was very friendly. Definitely recommend. Would visit again when in Airlie beach

Date of visit: February 2022
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BCS O, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

See you soon and Thanks!

Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

Went for lunch once and had calamari and chips, which was nice. Seasoning on their chips is great! To their credit, the Village also does excellent cocktails. We then went for dinner and the lasagne we ordered had clearly been reheated from frozen, the outside...was piping hot while parts of the inside were still very cold. Come for a light meal and cocktails instead!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Michael, thank you for replying and the additional information. I will, as always continue to review and test our products based on feedback etc. One thing I know for sure is that everything can be improved and that is our... More
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No not so much consider you are in Airlie and do the right thing... We will look afeter you eaither way. Have fun
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Frequently Asked Questions about Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar

Yes, Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4