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Dancing Waters Cafe

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33 Forestry Rd, Springbrook, Gold Coast, Queensland 4213, Australia
+61 7 5533 5335
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10:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious. My husband and I spent 5 days, renting the Dancing waters cottage (the Cafe is downstairs). The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. A great outdoor area in the back. The perfect place to relax and chill-out after some great walking trips.

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Thank Kathy M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there after to do the falls. Perfect decision! I ordered a mocha (one of the best I had!) with Turkish bread (it comes with Avo, tomatoes, onion and cheese) my god was just yummy. The waitress was so lovely and she did for me a take away pack with my dessert apple and raspberry crumble. I said... More 

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Thank Antonella N
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Dancing Waters a few times now after hiking at Springbrook. Very efficient, friendly and professional service. The lady owner is lovely and makes alot of the food herself with her own special healthy recepies. The mince toasty is very filling and yummy if you are hungry after a hard hike. The teas are very nice. The chocolate... More 

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Thank richard88844
Queensland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic food & menu, wouldn't call it anything special, expected more homemade and taster. Need to revamp menu.

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Thank elliotQueensland
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here after a walk. It was good food and friendly service. Wasn't too expensive although we were waiting a little while for our scones (I think because they were fresh)

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Thank Alice L
Gold coast
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144 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were an extended family group of 8. The range of food on offer didn't meet the needs of our group as we wanted a lunch and the offering is more coffeshop however what we did get tasted great. The service wasn't great, things were forgotten completely, part orders were delivered ie Coffee without cake, cake without coffee but they... More 

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Thank koha30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Perfectly located right next to Purling Brook falls, lovely coffee and friendly atmosphere. Don't bother at any other cafes in Springbrook if you want a good coffee. Lots of healthy options for food, but I just usually get coffee.

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Thank Aleesha P
Springbrook, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We are regulars at Dancing Waters and love the carrot cake and coffee. Anastasia is very health aware using a minimum amount of sugar and still manages to make the most delicious carrot cake we've had. The coffee is the best on the mountain and equal to coffee anywhere. The food options are generally healthier with delicious wraps and salads... More 

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Thank Gaillhas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our group of 5 had a meal here after finishing one of the walking tracks in springbrook. We were there just before opening and the staff noticed us milling around and warmly invited us in. I'm a coffee snob, and the long black was excellent. Food was fresh and uses local produce. Scones were straight out of the oven that... More 

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Thank Keith J
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

As we walked in there was no warm welcome, in fact lady making coffees didn't even look up. We were 2 families who ordered separately. Other family got all their order and we got 2 of our 8 components. We waited waited and waited until an hour later, nothing. We asked and they said we'd had everything. ...no we hadn't.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Forestry Rd, Springbrook, Gold Coast, Queensland 4213, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Springbrook
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5533 5335
Description
Little cafe next door to Purlingbrook falls. Limited Menu as everything except for Byron Bay pies made on premise. Sourcing local , homegrown, organic food. Specialising in Morning tea and Light Lunches. BYO

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