Bumbles Cafe

3.9
19 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
Nestled in the heart of Budds Beach (only a 5 minute walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise) Bumbles Cafe is many things to many people. For residents of the Gold Coast, Bumbles is the café where they religiously visit each morning: grab the morning paper, nod to the barista signaling “the usual”, and plant themselves in their favorite seat amongst other regulars.

Bumbles has become an extension of their own homes and kitchens. For other locals, it is where they come every weekend to meet a group of friends and have a catch-up while they tuck into their breakfast of salmon benedict, side of hash browns & freshly squeezed juice. Others arrive by jetski on the beach and grab a take-away lunch to enjoy later.
What 19 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BelindaO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was the absolute worst experience
Bad food
Adhorent service
Not at all recomended

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SharonD
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Firstly we booked a inside table online and it was confirmed when we arrived they didn’t have the booking and sat us on the high table outside in the cold I had to get a jacket out of the car. We were sitting waiting to be served then they sat another family at the other end of our table we were still waiting then they sit another family at out table one lady was within 20 cm of me...I thought we were under covid restrictions that is social distancing my mistake was never asked to checkin although I did. Igot up from the table to make our order after waiting for sometime to be finally met by our waitress who took our order. Our coffees arrived Luke warm but we drank them and waited and waited for our breakfast when it arrived mine again lukewarm hubby’s cold was sent back .they did replace it with a hot one. Before out breakfast arrived the people next to us was offered a table inside they had not booked at all that morning..hold on I did book for inside but we were never offered the table. Ohh well after this experience we won’t be coming back it was disgusting

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Bumbles. Always on our to visit Cafe list while we are in the Gold Coast.

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VickiC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, good service. Would go back again.

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Xcustomer
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived with a booking at the correct time with a party of four. Bumbles was crowded.
Our order was not taken for 45 minutes. We were told that the items on the menu we ordered were sold out. We ordered what we could from the menu. The food was delivered without cutlery or serviettes. We had to chase up a waitress to ask for these items. Our portion was so small we asked for another and were told there was a long delay. Although Bumbles was crowded and there was inadequate food for those present, new arrivals were still being accepted, adding to the congestion and noise.
We have eaten there many times but this will be the last.

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Caro
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb setting
Beach, breeze
Recommend booking ahead, due to how popular it is
Hidden away gem.

AP
AP17
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to this fabulous little piece of heaven for great coffee & food.

SD
SharonD
Gold Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Been there 3 times coffee fantastic every time
Today bacon not hot and they forgot my croissant and it was cold 2

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DanielleE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food quality needs to improve. Was quite expensive and the meal was below average. Staff were wonderful and accommodating and I loved the quirky and unique premises.

MB
MichaelaB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was awesome however service was very poor! When we got there as the waitress was finding our order another waitress came out of the kitchen and barked "are you coming in or out?" They couldnt find our reservation - despite my sister already being seated. It took half an hour to take our coffee order and another half an hour for the coffee to come out. Our reservation was for 9am and we didnt get our breakfast until 10.40am. Really unorganised, yes they were busy but no one seemed to know what they were doing and having staff be rude to you the minute you walk in the door leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

DG
DemelzaG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with beautiful decor however breakfast portions were very small and we do not feel represented value for money. Coffee and cake however were delicious and generous sizes.

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MargieS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not use enough superlatives to describe the wonderful anniversary lunch we had at Bumble. The staff are next level in their attentiveness and charm. I have been dreaming about the prawn sandwich I devoured since our lunch - absolutely devine! I honestly can not recommend this cafe enough. It should be on every Gold Coast tourism brochure as a must do! A rare find, thank you for a great lunch time experience!

SY
StacyY
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for a girls catch up this week . We loved our a/c dining inside experience! Staff were fantastic and happy and nothing was too much trouble ! Thanks Bumbles Cafe 👍

JW
JulieW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, good food well presented, friendly staff and good service

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NicoleK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend going to Bumbles we had the most delicious High Tea the service was fabulous, the food was so fresh and tasty.

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LYNETTEJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

No where near previous standard. Was considered to be an upmarket cafe, but now others are clearly better.

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Kiwibird
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cafe across the road from Budds Beach, great decor, excellent service and an absolutely delicious selection of cakes, some of which are even gluten free. Coffee is pretty good too

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TinaO
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were helpful in allowing us to change tables as it was a windy day. Overall the food was tasty however two of our meals came with fries which weren’t hot. I find this disappointing when I try the first one and it’s not hot. An instant let down to start my meal.
I’ve been a few times and I have always had a pleasant experience.

AM
AmandaM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My sister and I were a bit disappointed that what we had read about the menu on the website was not accurate and that there was a time limit on the breakfast menu

FAQs

Bumbles Cafe is rated 3.9 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.