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We are passionate about delicious food, excellent coffee and great music. We use local produce to create exciting and tasty dishes. We team up with Sydney roasters, Campos, to bring you some of the finest coffee beans from around the globe. Sit and enjoy one of the best cafe views on the south coast, and relax to our great selection of vinyl records.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
FEATURES
Parking Available, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

This place is a gem. Busy busy but staff do their best to get you in. Great salads, excellent French rose and friendly service. Well frequented every time we walked by. Very pro QR check in. Well done.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

A great beach front restaurant. It’s only small but good. The place was COVID packed when we dined there on 2 occasions. The food and service were both excellent.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021

My daughter and I visited the Cafe for lunch today. We got bombard the minute we walked through the door. Staff way to aggressive and hasty in their service...would have left but knew how beautiful the lunches are. Get it together guys or you will...lose many customers.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Amazing breakfast, and even better coffee. Right across from the park and bay. If i could have breakfast there everyday i would have.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 28 May 2021

We love to stop by Kiama when driving along the South Coast. This time on a warm May day we found Penny Whistlers and didn't regret it. The staff were very accommodating - although it was very busy at 12 noon and we hadn't booked,...we were still able to grab a small table outside and the service was fast and efficient. The masala chai was excellent - left a spicy taste in the mouth for a long time afterwards ... just loved it. The white fluffy omelet (filled with ham, mushrooms and spinach) and sourdough toast was to die for - it was so relaxing consuming this with sea views at one of Kiama's beaches. If you are passing by - take the Kiama exit and eat at Penny Whistlers - you won't regret it!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

Fantastic breakfast across from Kiama Harbour. Generous servings. Highly recommend the chilli eggs with sausage, avocado etc. and the sweetcorn fritters with avocado, broadbean and cherry tomato salsa.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here yesterday evening. The decor is inviting, even on a cold night. We were not impressed by the young male waiter. Perhaps it was his first shift, if not, it should have been his last. He did not appear to...have any customer service skills or display any interest or motivation to do his job. Obviously labour is in short supply. Having vented, the meals were delicious, hot and flavoursomeMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

We visited for dinner on a Thursday night. Although the place was quiet, the food took nearly half an hour to arrive. We ordered the duck, beef cheeks and prawn fettuccine. We found the portions were on the small side for the price and more...similar to a fine dining restaurant. Luckily the flavours were also up there and the dishes were beautifully presented. A lot of potential but needs a little fine tuning. We were short for time so decided to revisit on the weekend for brunch. The wagyu burger caught the husbands eye the first visit so we ordered that along with malted buttermilk pancakes. We also ordered a caramel cheesecake for dessert. For drinks, we ordered the decadent Whistler double shot coffee shake made with the local pines milk and soft serve, and a large pot of masala chai. Service was friendly and fast. We were seated at the corner and with the daylight, managed to enjoy the panoramic views. Food as usual was delicious and satisfying. A must visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 21 April 2021 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the negative reviews on here - this place is great. Great location, lovely food and fantastic Campos coffee. Not the fastest service but worth the wait.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 April 2021

Would recommend making a booking for this little restaurant - it is very popular for good reason! Lovely setting overlooking the water. Portions larger than I was expecting and well priced.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Penny Whistlers Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4