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Reviewed 20 November 2020

Organised a surprise wine, cheese and fruit platter for my parents anniversary and staff went above and beyond to accomodate and deliver my request. Special thanks to Amanda! My parents absolutely loved it and said it was a beautiful selection of food! Fantastic customer service...and great selection of things to choose from.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 14 October 2020

Seems to have gone downhill with service, coffee was very hot this morning, then this afternoon, the bloke behind the counter said she will be right with you, grabbed his bag and bolted, the woman continued her conversation with the 2 blokes on how tomorrow...was her day of etc. And totally ignored me, so after a long wait we took our order else where, dont like waiting listening to people having a conversation which is not related to a sale,when there is a sale waitingMore

Date of visit: October 2020
517amandab, Owner at Meraki Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2020

Hi there!! I think you may have the wrong venue. We used to be at horseshoe bay but are now located in the Woolworths complex. We often get the new places calls and what not I don’t have any male staff at the moment and...More

Reviewed 28 May 2020 via mobile

Beautiful food and very affordable. All ordered dishes were exceptional (lemon chicken, chicken basil pasta, chicken burger). Great location on the beach! Our preferred cafe in Bowen :)

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020

Stopped in to the new location after a previous visit 2 years ago. Was willing to forgive the move from beachside to inside a shopping centre based on the amazing food we had before. Sadly were very disappointed - the menu was not as advertised...on the facebook page that we had been consulting during our drive up north and when we arrived we were shown a much smaller menu on the wall. After taking a few minutes to figure out what we wanted two items we tried to order had run out (put a line through the option on the chalkboard?). Ordered fried chicken burger which was ok but nothing like what you used to get. The two cappuccinos ordered had no foamy milk - basically a white filter coffee. Maybe just a bad day but probably wouldn't go out of the way to stop again and eat lunch in a car park.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2019

This is one of our favourite places to go in Bowen. Sadly it is moving from it’s awesome location at Horseshoe bay to the Woolworths complex. We go there reasonably regularly to enjoy the view and the food which never fails.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 29 October 2019 via mobile

Lovely little cafe on the beach. The staff and customers are super friendly and the food was great too - Particularly the sweet potato fries! I would go here more often but it tends to close quite early, so check opening times before arriving!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

If you want a great lunch in a great little hideaway look no further. We had the Smokey Cheese Burgers (and of course a beer and a G&T), they were really tasty and filling. With what seems to be standard in Bowen the staff were...friendly and helpful which makes it all that much better. Good stuff guys!More

Date of visit: September 2019
517amandab, Owner at Meraki Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Made my day to read such lovely words! It’s honestly the little things that have the biggest impact on a small family business! If you have any tips on how we could...More

Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

When in Bowen and looking for somewhere great for lunch head off the beaten track to Meraki - it’s well worth the detour. The cafe keeps the food simple but tasting great.

Date of visit: September 2019
517amandab, Owner at Meraki Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2019

I now have a smile from ear to ear after reading your review! Thanks for taking the time to recommend our lil business! Cheers, Amanda

Reviewed 23 September 2019

We enjoyed the start of fathers day with breakfast at Meraki, although they were very busy we didn't have long to wait for our meals. The meals tasted good and generous servings, we also enjoyed their coffee, tea and a Mango shake

Date of visit: September 2019
517amandab, Owner at Meraki Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2019

Thanks for choosing Meraki for your father’s day celebrations! The team certainly worked hard that day and I’m glad your wait wasn’t too long! We super appreciate you recommending our lil business and hope to see you again! Cheers, Amanda

Reviewed 22 September 2019

I have followed Meraki for awhile on IG so took the opportunity to visit for lunch when last in Bowen. Great little Café in a great location. Was a fair wait for food as they were extremely busy as are obviously quite popular however the...staff advised of this upon ordering and we were happy to wait. The food was nice. We would return :)More

Date of visit: August 2019
517amandab, Owner at Meraki Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2019

I get such a kick out of hearing people love our insta vibe and it entices you enough for a visit! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a great review! If you have an tips on how we could improve to earn a...More

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