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Waka Cafe

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by Sherrie (subscribe)
I am a busy soccer mum who loves finding interesting places to enjoy a meal
Published January 1st 2018
Check out this "new kid on the block" for good coffee
With a name like Waka, we weren't sure what we were going to discover at this newly opened restaurant in Scarborough. We stumbled across it whilst cruising for a place for breakfast last weekend.

Waka cafe
Waka cafe Scarborough


Waka, apart from its name, is hard to miss as it is wedged between a couple of real estate agents along Landsborough Avenue. Despite looking like a small place, the restaurant extends into a spacious contemporary dining area with a large room at the rear for private functions.

Waka cafe restaurant
Relaxed views


Waka overlooks a children's playground which is overlooking Moreton Bay. A very relaxed place for breakfast or a bite to eat.

We were greeted by friendly wait staff who took our orders and arrived back quickly with our coffee.
Waka cafe restaurant
Great coffee

A flat white, extra hot for my husband and a soy chai latte for me. We do judge a cafe on the quality of the coffee and Waka certainly made the grade as coffee was made to order.

The breakfast menu is a very simple one, with a limited but good selection of breakfast favourites in which you can choose a type of bread and mix and match flavours.

Waka cafe restaurant
Simple but tasty menu


Our son chose the Big Breakfast ($25.90). For a growing boy, this was a generous serve of 2 eggs, wilted spinach, Moroccan roasted tomato, garlic portabella mushrooms, hashbrowns, sausages, bacon with halloumi on Sourdough and chilli relish.

Waka cafe restaurant
The Big Breakfast


I decided on the Eggs Benedict with sourdough and smoked salmon ($17.90). Again, it was a very generous but delicious serve.

Waka cafe restaurant
Eggs Benedict


My husband went for something sweet and ordered the French toast with Berries and maple syrup ($12.90). All meals were elegantly presented and tasted as good as they looked.

Waka cafe restaurant
French Toast


They offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. Waka is open for lunch and dinner with again, a very simple but tasty looking menu. They are open every day except Monday.

Waka cafe restaurant
Lunch time specials


Waka restaurant is licenced and has an extensive cocktail and drinks menu. It would be a good place to come back in the evening for drinks and tapas.

Parking is available on the street or across the road in the parking area near the beach.

We get excited when there are new places to explore and we weren't disappointed about Waka. We will be back again and tell our friends about 'the new kid on the block'.

Waka cafe restaurant
Relaxed casual atmosphere
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Why? Coffee and a bite to eat with relaxed views
When: Open Tuesday to Sunday 8am to 9pm
Phone: 07 3048 1442 or 0476 258 857
Where: 1/97 Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough, Qld 4020
Cost: varies but value for money
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