Bumbles Cafe

4.4
77 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.

Experiences

  • High Tea

    A$35.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A selection of assorted sandwiches, quiches, salmon blinis, sausage rolls, scones with local jam and cream and a selection of sweet petit fours. Also well as a round of complimentary tea or coffee.
What 77 people are saying
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4.2
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4.5
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4.2
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CaronP
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh food, great service. Quaint and cute, lovely place

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Nini
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Everything is amazing 🥰 the food is awesome and the veiw is great sit outside if you can ...

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing eclectic decor. Love this place! Lighting excellent, which is a rarity on the Gold Coast

AP
AP17
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love having Sunday breakfast when we come down from Brisvegas

MD
MarichuD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were friendly; service is prompt and lovely ambience; food is relish and big serving. Always loved coming back and sharing the experience with friends.

MM
MiriamM
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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ChrisH
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Been to Bumbles several times, love it, however yesterday lunch was so loud my friend and I could not hold a conversation, we asked to be moved however the response was a very smart ‘no’. Disappointing

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Jeanette
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anything you choose is amazing. Coffee is great and service is awesome. Love the decor and fresh flowers.

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VernG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love it here.
Such an interesting place and the food is amazing.

MM
MiriamM
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and food

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Nomnomnom
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Lovely spot on the water and free parking. Service was not great - wait staff not particularly helpful or happy and a long wait for service and food. Food was just OK - we had fish and chips, a single fillet of fish which was dry, chips were cold, salad was tasty. Desserts we ordered were disappointing - avoid the pastries, the cakes looked lovely though.

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Localgal
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quirky spot for a delicious treat. The fig cake was amazing!

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LynneP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, cosy atmosphere with amazing food and great service, situated in a stunning part of the Gold Coast

PK
PeterK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always; wouldn't go back if it wasn't and we are regulars. Highly recommend Bumbles Cafe to everyone.

JA
JulieA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely morning, needed salt & paper on table but still another lovely breakfast

MB
MeghanB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch date with kids! Service was great, food was divine and they were so accomodating. Love love love

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, can't wait to go again - and soon!!

PF
PeterF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor inside is very interesting and different. Prawn sandwich very classy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place for brunch, very busy, but lovely food.

JL
JacquelineL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must give a big shout out to Ryan. Thanks for the wonderful service. You made a huge difference sorting out our reservation
Jacque Lowman

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very happy with both servic and food but quite disappointed with where we were seated.

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
Great place to catch up with friends , just be sure to book a table.
This place is popular for all the yummy reasons ❤️

DZ
DianeZ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Absolutely great spot to have a coffee or a meal. Coffee is awesome, food menu is varied however the Eggs Benedict we had on Sunday 30th May was very nice but cold which was disappointing as it wasn't a cheap option. The waitor however was supurb, very vibrant young man with great interaction, knew his menu and was impressive. Over all good experience however was disappointed the food was cold as so much effort had gone into everything else

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a delicious breakfast at Bumbles...probably one of the best Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten. Love the eclectic atmosphere...

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BealeG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Breakfast and coffee was perfect, service was outstanding and the view as always was amazing.

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ReneeR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect- food and atmosphere. Have been frequenting for years and it never disappoints

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AnnieB
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Mother’s Day breakfast - far exceeded my expectations! Greeted with sparkling rose, lovely service, the staff wonderful to 93yo mum. Great food and coffee. Thanks for making a lovely day for mum

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Booked here for Mother’s Day. Well done to the staff, a great time had by all. Breakfast was very nice 👍

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SallyC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day, the whole venue was decorated beautifully with pink flowers and was very welcoming and fitting for the occasion. Thank you for a lovely breakfast, as usual.

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

While we only had coffee, no food, we enjoyed our time at Bumbles enormously. We had a lovely Hampton’s styled room at the back snd it gave us sufficient privacy for a good chat and sharing of stories.

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LorraineP
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was lovely. Food was great and varied. Great value for money. Would definitely come back again. Staff were friendly and professional.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had been several times before but this time was very disappointing. We had booked a table and shown to a bar with chairs, we said we would rather wait for a table that we booked. People were then asked to move for us as they were obviously walk-ins.
The sparkling water on offer wasn't sparkling and they had no more, this was just after 12.30pm, right at lunch time. No soda water could be bought either. I ordered a coffee.
My food was average, I had a fillet of Salmon and it was dry and overcooked.
Not the cafes fault but people we walking through with dogs offleash was not appropriate, one came up and sniffed at our table, both of us dining are massive dog lovers but not in this situation.
Over all I was very disappointed, a shame as it was my girlfriend's birthday.

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LooW
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had high tea and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Beautifully presented with a tablecloth and lovely cups and saucers. Well priced too. It was a lovely meal.

KM
KatrinaM
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday breakfast. Sat outside and soaked up the vibe. Awesome 🙌

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and wonderful atmosphere.

KJ
KylieJ
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very busy cafe that really does a great job, meals are prompt, quality and the staff are friendly without being in your face. But you need to book, really popular.

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BelindaW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was disappointing that the cafe ran out of orange juice in the morning, the outdoor tables were very close together and the meal was over priced

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Such a lovely and homely setting to dine in. What a great pity the service was well below par. I have patronised this cafe on more than several occasions now and on each visit, the standard of customer service has let it down. To be specific, it's the little things that count.. like having to ask for glasses of water several times, top-ups and cracked pepper with our meals. This should all be offered as a standard. Even when we do happened to catch the eye of a wait-person, and that in itself is very difficult, as they avoid eye contact, they are slow to follow-up on our requests or they get sidetracked and forget. To be clear, we weren't expecting 5-Star service, but at minimum at least a regular standard of customer service. On a positive note, the food was good. Unfortunately, I shall not be patronising this cafe again until I hear that their standards of service has smartened-up. I do not want to leave feeling disappointing again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great spot for brunch - we all enjoyed!

KK
KimK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cafe, with great food. The cafe has a lot of character.

FAQs

Bumbles Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 77 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.