Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast

4.3
122 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Seating may be limited on occasions please contact us on 0755710390 so that we can assist you with your booking

Located on the water’s edge in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands, and nestled against the Aquatic Centre, lies Café Catalina.

Offering indoor/outdoor casual dining with a fresh modern Australian menu, the kitchen serves breakfast and lunch all week.

With Friday drinks and waterfront Sunday Sessions to bookend your weekend, Café Catalina caters for all in an idyllic Gold Coast setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 122 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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AngelaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again, a great place to catch up with friends or family for breakfast.
Staff always warm and friendly and helpful. Egg and bacon breakfast value for money.
Catalina's is also dog friendly.

MB
MaureenB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The breakfast food we had was great, though it would be appreciated if there were more gluten-free options on the menu. Granola with oats is not gluten-free.

DC
DarleneC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable thank you.
Parking was challenging due to an event but everything was great.

FL
FernL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great, but it was way too noisy. I wanted to bring my book club to Catalina every month, but the music drowned out everyone's voices. We requested that the music be turned down (most people who go out to dine want to talk - not to have to shout at each other) but nothing happened. Consequently, my book club can't return to Catalina as we'll have to find somewhere quieter, despite the fact that Catalina is one of my favourite places on the Gold Coast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Parking is hard, service was good.

LE
LeanneE
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was slow. Overpriced for the quality of food. Limited menu.

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GraemeT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The cafe was ok but very slow in both coffee and food being delivered to our table. That meant extra car parking fee waiting for our food The granola was very basic Had no real flavor

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CathyS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always best to book.. it gets very busy on Sunday mornings... for good reason!

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meal prices were a little high.
Food was nice but I didn’t think the value was quite there.

JI
JamesI
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good to take our pooch there and be looked after by the friendly staff. On rainy days one of the few places on the GC we can dine with our pooch. Keep up the good work! 😍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Wonderful food and you couldn’t fault the service it was fabulous

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Shrek53
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff were non judgmental and very helpful when one of our number knocked his coffee all over the table. Food & coffee was very good

FJ
FayeJ
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a great experience again. Disappointed that we missed the Sunday afternoon music which seemed a very brief set. The wait staff did not endear themselves when delivering the food to our table commenting "Now that is a lot of food!" This made us feel a bit embarrassed, but I think he thought it was funny.

KD
KateD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the fourth time I have been to the cafe (2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch) and it has been outstanding every time. The service is exceptional and the food selection and quality excellent. I usually avoid eating salmon or trout at restaurants because it is so often overcooked but I decided to risk it and was not disappointed, the trout was cooked to perfection, crispy skin and melt in your mouth flesh, best I've had in a long time.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

An enjoyable family lunch but meals are expensive for the serving sizes offered. As a casual lunchtime dining option it is an expensive outing. Love the venue location.

KE
KELLB
Brisbane
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious food

GC
GoldCoastLocal
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always we enjoyed our delicious breakfast with an ocean view. Service and quality of food at Cafe Catalina remains at a very high standard, well done!
Diners with pets however should be in a section of their own as not everyone enjoys the company of animals around them
while they eat.

LM
LyndaM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Waiter seemed to forget about us after pooping first glass of wine

AB
AnitaB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a great open space to eat & chat! The food was tasty and we had plenty room for private conversation.

NC
NolaC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely breakfast and lovely service. Try the mushrooms or the fruit.

JK
JeanetteK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the view and the restaurant was lovely. Our waitress was pleasant and friendly.
The only downfall was that the bread was over cooked in the toaster she that unfortunately over powered the eggs Benny as all I could taste was the burnt bread, the coffee I had was very well made so well made I could drink it without sugar, as none was put in my drink or sugar sachets in the table for me to use myself. It was great that the coffee was well made, as i find this very very annoying, if the coffee had been bitter I would never go back.

LD
LouiseD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great venue, love the live music.
Thanks for a great afternoon.

MB
MichelleB
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was awesome great sizing. We always enjoy the outlook and love the fact we can bring our puppy.

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Mazzee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places on the coast 😍 def a must and pet friendly 🙌🏼

RM
ReginaM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was great lunch but unfortunately we had the swimming carnival noise / loud music etc next door...so was difficult to hear each other
Overall though was surprised by the venue and will be going again..

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Ziggy
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Took a while for someone to served us. We asked for water a couple of times but nobody ever gave us one. The banana bread was so tough I could hardly swallow it.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We came down as a group and really enjoyed it.

ML
MoniqueL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to going for breakfast again. Enjoyed the freshly squeezed juice the most.

AB
AnnB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Lovely atmosphere dogs and kids welcome near the Broadwater
Food consistently good but service is average out 6 people there were 2 delivery errors and just forgot to come back after making an addition to breakfast order
Otherwise good

KE
vipKELLB
Brisbane
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food!! Great service....
We were there during the recent downpour. It was still great - the staff were super attentive and apologetic!! Still a great night. Thanks

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Rone
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing & the staff are always so friendly

DS
DeanneS
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was cold and it took a long time to be served. Paying was also a slow experience. Not as good as it used to be

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viplisaf
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive service and fantastic food. Lovely view of the water. Will definitely return.

DP
DarbyP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

In the past have been to Catalinas quite a few times and found it a very special place.
This time it’s like it has new owners who don’t know what they are doing.
Very unprofessional staff.
Ordered cold fish which was near warm.
Ordered but had to ask 3 times where the order was.
I’m sure staff had forgotten.
Certainly not a proper use of its premier position.
Very disappointed.

RC
RussellC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was the worst meal ever. Is good that you can bring your dog as the barramundi was not fit for human consumption . Also salad should have been called lettuce as that's all it was. Nice spot. Bugger all choice on the menu. Certainly freshly thawed for your convenience fish.

NL
NicholasL
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! Will return next time I'm on the GC

HP
HelenP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting for my family birthday dinner. The menu was perfect with something for all tastes. I'm not usually a dessert girl but all 3 that we tried were worth the calories :)
The service was great also!

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Kazi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good, but very pricey. Too much mint in the chicken salad. Sign outside indicates restaurant parking, but we got an $80 parking ticket!!!!
Won’t be going back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicous treats for people and pets

DR
DeanR
Brisbane
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot on the water with a very welcoming team and great food/coffee. Always enjoy our breakfast and lunch there and our dog is also very welcome to sit with us and is spoilt by the staff too.

FAQs

Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5571 0390.

Cafe Catalina - Gold Coast is rated 4.3 stars by 122 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.