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Elephant Boy Cafe

) #26 of 71 Restaurants in Bowral ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 1393
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Restaurant was characterful (although that disappears if you use the toilet) and the service was pleasant and quick. If the food matched the interior it would be terrific. Our food, which was only the soups, was no more than average, was warm rather than hot...More

Thank Balgownie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We first came here years ago and like all things Bowral, it is glued to the past. Menu hasn't changed and continues to age with the eccentric customers. The layers of dust on the old books and costumes reminded us of some old great aunt's...More

Thank Beach F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has been around for ages and is still well-patronised, despite many newer and popular cafes in Bowral. Club-like, bookish atmosphere, good variety of snack food (especially soups), still the favourite place of old-timers who visit for a lunchtime snack, coffee and a natter. Worth visiting.

Thank terry2017782
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exciting atmosphere - enjoy your coffee and cake nestled amongst the words of ages - books!! - Great selections of cake and delicious coffee

Thank Storybook A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years I have popped in here for coffee and snacks. I have always been impressed by the cosy atmosphere of the book lined establishment, which has all kinds of other quirky and interesting paraphernalia littered throughout, and have encouraged many others to visit....More

Thank M0numentAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cafe, great food and setting. Best cafe for reading a book I've been to. Looking forward to going back.

Thank PBslost
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lady that runs the place is great and it has a certain charm to it due to the cool decore BUT ... the food takes forever. Had a burger which was missing half the meat paddy and the fries on all of our meals were...More

Thank Dance2323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cakes, pies and homemade goodies worth the long wait. Sign on door states "we don't do fast food, we do fresh food". Went for lunch on a busy Saturday- disappointed that much of their menu was sold out- I guess you need to get there...More

Thank Sweeneybus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't comment at on the food as we never got to that stage. Walked in and was told to take a seat anywhere. Took a seat with my heavily pregnant wife and as soon as we sat down was very abruptly told off by another...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here for a quick coffee and cake at about 3pm. We were attracted by the walls lined with books. As soon as we arrived the manager and staff snapped 'kitchen's closed, lunch is finished!'. We didn't even want lunch!!! They don't serve kid...More

1  Thank AnakJalan
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Bong Bong St, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4861 1393
Web site is supposed to be www.elephantboycafes.com.au/, however the link is broken. Looks like they no longer have their own website.
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