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US$7 - US$15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend went for breakfast this morning and the young girl with reddish hair greeted us with a giant smile and was so friendly and helpful also the young Italian girl was such an amazing staff member she came over with our coffee...and food and had a chat with us #sofriendly Amazing cafe would recommend !More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 14 January 2021 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and cake. Fab Cafe, quite busy but with a good vibe. Service is great. Coffee is really good. Was just disappointed id already had breakfast!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

Love our coffees here - always do. Girls are the best baristas! No wonder we're back every day. Thanks.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

What a find for us. The coffee and the OJ were both exactly what we wanted, We ordered food and it was healthy, wholesome and well presented. You really dont want any more. And the place was buzzing and busy.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020

Have only been here for the coffee takeaway. Best chai latte in Kiama and boyfriend thinks coffee best in Kiama. Wait is about 10 min but just means it’s popular. Well worth the wait

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020

I was at counter at 1.18. Half cafe shut. Staff member said she had just cleaned. No seats in other half. Staff member suggested I sit outside. I did not wish to sit beside car park. In the end two ladies watched clock on register...whilst one made coffee. They were clearly waiting for clock to tick over so they could then say section was shut. Also scowls on their faces and customer service stinkMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

This was our first visit but won't be our last. We arrived at 11.30 am on a Sunday to a half empty cafe. Within 15 minutes it was full. We ordered a coffee and chai masala tea which were both excellent. Our lunches were the...reaper burger and vegetable wrap. Both delicious and the burger in particular was a huge serving, though a word of advice. If ordering the reaper, ask for the sauces on the side. One of the sauces is VERY hot and spicy. Drinks came out in 12 -14 minutes and the food a minute later. Excellent timing considering how busy they were. Very friendly staff and a clean toilet on the premises, this is a great find away from the hustle and bustle of the main part of Kiama. Parking right at the front as well was a bonus.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Dreamer38588373282, Owner at The Brooding Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you had a positive experience at our cafe.

Reviewed 6 November 2019

A great little café with fantastic staff. Had breakfast here on two mornings of the 3 day stay. Only happened upon this place as it was close to our holiday rental and we were all glad we found it. It was so nice for breakfast....AC was on to take the humidity out of the air which was awesome. All our meals were fantastic. Large portions of bacon when ordered on the side. Lovely eggs and the sour dough was spot on. Fantastic coffees too. Would definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

I had the rood Italian and the other half had the farmhouse breakfast. Mine was the winner. There was nothing wrong with the farm house breakfast just the rood Italian was yum. Coffee was good. It got a bit hot and stuffy where we sat...inside but we just got up and moved outside for fresh air.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Nice quiet spot for coffee &/or brekky in a less populated part of Kiama. Only had coffee today - but it was good, along with fine decor, great taste in music, and a happy working crew.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, The Brooding Italian offers takeaway services.

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The Brooding Italian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5