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Cove Cafe

4.4
4.4
328 Reviews
$40 and under
Breakfast

Enter into InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s iconic breakfast destination, recently reimagined with a tropic-inspired aesthetic reflecting the natural beauty of Sanctuary Cove. Reinvigorated with natural oak panelling and olive-hued velvets that set off the venue’s original emerald stained-glass window features, Cove Café has a distinctly fresh, dynamic energy to match Executive Chef Matt Hart’s breakfast tapas concept.

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Booked 23 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Café, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am

  • Phone number

    (07) 5530 1234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Hart

  • Private party facilities

    Guests can utilise inside and outside dining.

  • Private party contact

    Emma Heath: (07) 5530 1234

  • Neighborhood

    Hope Island

  • Parking details

    Free Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Kick start your day with a delicious buffet serving up seasonal fruits with local Queensland yoghurt, gourmet bakery baskets, Sunny Queen farm eggs, freshly blended juices and vibrant tapas plates.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

All menu items may contain traces of nuts

To Begin

  • Seasonal Fruit Plate and Freshly Baked Pastries

    Main Dishes

    Your choice of one dish

    • Housemade Muesli

      Goji berries, Scenic Rim organic yoghurt sprinkled with blueberry dust

      • Waffles

        Vanilla bean ice cream, honeycomb, dried raspberries and maple syrup

        • Honey Pannacotta

          Summer fruits and berries, hemp seeds, meringue and herbs

          • Harissa Roasted Pumpkin

            Hummus, avocado, herb salad, pomegranate and seeds

            • Eggs Shakshuka

              Spicy tomato sauce, feta cheese, fresh herbs and grilled corn bread

              • Soba Noodle Salad

                shiitake mushroom, pickled ginger, poached egg, crispy shallots, coriander and a spicy soy dressing

                • Breakfast Burger

                  Bacon, fried egg, manchego cheese, barbeque sauce, rocket, hash brown

                  • Smashed Avocado

                    Smoked salmon, poached eggs, goat cheese and pickled vegetable

                    • Blueberry Pancakes

                      Butterscotch, vanilla labne topped with pistachio crumble

                      • Eggs Benedict

                        Toasted English muffin, leg ham, hollandaise sauce

                        • Smoked Bacon and Eggs

                          Eggs your way, InterContinental sourdough with roasted tomato house-made relish

                          Children

                          Your choice of one dish

                          • Waffles

                            Vanilla bean ice cream, honeycomb, dried raspberries and maple syrup

                            • Scrambled Eggs

                              Baked beans on white toast

                              • Pancakes

                                Ice cream and maple syrup

                                • Smoked Bacon and Eggs

                                  Eggs your way, InterContinental sourdough with roasted tomato house-made relish

                                  Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                  What 328 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                  4.4
                                  4.4 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.4Food
                                  • 4.5Service
                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                  • 4.3Value

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                                  1. JA

                                    JackieA

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Service was very good. Buffet was good. Coffee was served a little cold. $45 is a lot to pay for a 15yo. Overall was v good. Would eat there again.

                                  2. r

                                    rosiem

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    The only thing I can fault was the staff attention to clearing tables. Otherwise perfect

                                  3. l

                                    lisak

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    we enjoyed the breakfast buffet and a good variety available to try - service was friendly

                                  4. JD

                                    JulieD

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    We had breakfast each morning. Great range of choice. Quality of food was very good. On the last day about a dozen young children all at the buffet unsupervised which made getting what you wanted a little difficult.

                                  5. RP

                                    RobertP

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Good service, good food and very good venue. Great staff,

                                  6. BS

                                    BenS

                                    Sydney

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 16, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Service staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient.

                                  7. AH

                                    AliciaH

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                    overall2food2service1ambience2

                                    Need more staff - bit wait for table even though booked. Not enough staff to help with food allergies. Not enough staff to make/ order coffees from

                                  8. BS

                                    BenS

                                    Sydney

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Great service, from friendly and attentive staff.

                                  9. SM

                                    SaraM

                                    Brisbane

                                    4 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on January 15, 2022

                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                    Food selection was ok. Quality of food wasn’t great. Staff were lovely and helpful but covid meant there were not enough staff.

                                  10. SS

                                    ShanthaS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Nice buffet breakfast. Lot of choice and spacious restaurant. Good ambiance.

                                  11. H

                                    Holidaying

                                    London

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on January 11, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    An excellent selection of breakfast items with cooked to order eggs and lovely coffee. Very attentive and friendly staff.

                                  12. BL

                                    BenL

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 9, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                    Pretty good for a hotel breakfast buffet. Weird booking system meant that we booked a table for a time when the kitchen had already closed so the selection was pretty limited.

                                  13. R

                                    Rosemary

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 7, 2022

                                    overall3food3service5ambience3

                                    I am slightly disappointed that Cove Cafe does not serve my all time favorite of Bircher muesli. The service is good and very accommodating for our large family of 9.

                                  14. LT

                                    LilianT

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 3, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Yuzo is so helpful and amazing! Very hardworking as well. Thank you so much!

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Gold Coast

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 20, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The staff are very accomodating and there is a wide selection of food for us to choose from. Hubby and i enjoyed our daily breakfast at the cove

                                  16. AS

                                    AmberS

                                    Hawaii

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on December 18, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great selection of food and prompt service from the wait staff.

                                  17. DO

                                    DianneO

                                    Gold Coast

                                    5 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on December 18, 2021

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    I appreciated being able to choose the vegan, non-dairy ingredients for my omelettes. I enjoyed the change of daily varied treats, e.g. dim sims, Thai boiled egg & fried rice. I would have appreciated non-gluten cereal & non-dairy yoghurt. Being able to order a variety of hot drinks, e.g. decaf Almond Chinnos & hot chocolate was a treat.

                                  18. LK

                                    LauraK

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great service. The food was tasty with a lot of variety.

                                  19. AP

                                    AnneP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 14, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The place is beautiful, service is great, variety was outstanding and the food and coffee were delicious. Couldn't have asked for more.

                                  20. LP

                                    LaurenP

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                    Lovely service and atmosphere but very overpriced for what was offered

                                  21. CM

                                    CynthiaM

                                    Brisbane

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Ate breakfast outside and was lovely setting with kangaroos around. Food and service was first class

                                  22. SZ

                                    SharonZ

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 8, 2021

                                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                                    The quality of service is generally good, however you can notice that they are under-staffed in the cafeteria.

                                  23. K

                                    Katrina

                                    Brisbane

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                    Our breakfast was included in the accommodation cost. I wouldn’t say it would be worth the stand alone cost. The hot buffet had run out of a number of dishes when we arrived and it took over 10mins to get replenished. The food was okay, very average. No cutlery on tables and had run out of cutlery up at buffet. Had to track down wait staff to help. Seemed understaffed & young, inexperienced wait staff. The restaurant itself looks lovely. Nice coffee made by barista. Had to book 45min time slot for our breakfast upon check in.

                                  24. AM

                                    AishaM

                                    Los Angeles

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 3, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Went to Cove cafe for locals special buffet breakfast. $25 and it was worth every cent.

                                  25. WM

                                    WendyM

                                    Exclusive

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 2, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Excellent variety of fresh and cooked food to choose from. Good coffee and excellent service. The Japanese gentleman who cooks the eggs is lovely and makes perfect eggs.

                                  26. AB

                                    AnitaB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 30, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I have always loved breakfast at the Cove. But my coffee was especially outstanding!!

                                  27. GC

                                    GCLocal

                                    Brisbane

                                    9 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on November 28, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Buffet breakfast is great with fresh pastries and barista coffees (more than 1 cup)

                                  28. GH

                                    GlendaH

                                    Gold Coast

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Highly recommend. Staff professional and friendly. Buffet excellent.

                                  29. GC

                                    GCLocal

                                    Brisbane

                                    9 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Had the local’s special breakfast buffet again and it’s still the best. Good variety of food, fresh pastries, great coffee, great service too.

                                  30. NM

                                    NicholaM

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 22, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Courteous staff and very welcoming Huge choice of food and delicious

                                  31. SW

                                    StevenW

                                    Gold Coast

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 22, 2021

                                    overall3food1service5ambience2

                                    Very ordinary food presented as fine dining. The steak was burnt, the vegetables raw. The service was excellent but all they could do was apologise for the poor food.

                                  32. FI

                                    FrancaI

                                    Gold Coast

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely breakfast. Food and service wonderful. Would definitely go again.

                                  33. CP

                                    ChantelleP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 19, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great locals price and always our go to for breakfast out now!

                                  34. TL

                                    TeresaL

                                    Brisbane

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 14, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent service. The food was absolutely fantastic. Fresh and very tasty everything was provided Beautiful setting . Clean. Staff were so friendly and helpful . Amazing place highly recommend

                                  35. C

                                    Cecil

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food and staff were fantastic. Fast service with good variety of choice

                                  36. LS

                                    LesleyS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We enjoyed our experience at the Cove Cafe. Food great and plenty of choices. Staff wonderful and friendly. chairs very comfortable.

                                  37. CJ

                                    CharlesJ

                                    Brisbane

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on November 12, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Very good experience, great service and great food.

                                  38. MS

                                    MarkS

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 10, 2021

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Friendly service and good variety of offerings for breakfast

                                  39. FM

                                    FrancesM

                                    Sunshine Coast

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 8, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great coffee and breakfast selection Staff very attentive to our requests.

                                  40. AR

                                    AmcalandRooHenty

                                    Brisbane

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A beautiful room for breakfast. The decor is stylish. The service was excellent and the food was fresh and quality. We will return.

                                  FAQs

                                  Cove Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

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                                  Booked 23 times today
                                  Google Map for Cove Cafe

                                  Manor Circle Sanctuary Cove, AU-QLD 4212

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Hope Island

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Breakfast
                                    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
                                    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Breakfast, Café, Australian

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Resort Casual

                                  • Parking details

                                    Free Hotel Parking

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Matt Hart

                                  • Entertainment

                                    Kick start your day with a delicious buffet serving up seasonal fruits with local Queensland yoghurt, gourmet bakery baskets, Sunny Queen farm eggs, freshly blended juices and vibrant tapas plates.

                                  • Additional

                                    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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