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Cafe By The Beach

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Italian, Cafe, Contemporary
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14 Seaview Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
07 54 919 505
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Café by the beach is located in the heart of beautiful Moffat Beach and is...
Café by the beach is located in the heart of beautiful Moffat Beach and is open 7 days. The friendly wait staff provides excellent service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. The restaurant seats 110 guests and is the ideal location for business functions and get-togethers with family and friends. Famous for their “all day” pancakes, the café serves gourmet style cafe food daily and delicious modern-style cuisine nightly including pizza, pasta and blackboard specials.
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast service and reasonable food.

We went here as a group of 20. They split the bills for each family so that was great. The food was OK and arrived quickly after ordering.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BrisvegasEwins
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a group of 20. They split the bills for each family so that was great. The food was OK and arrived quickly after ordering.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service fast and friendly, tables cleaned up soon after departures. Menu was a little tired and a little overpriced, $15 for a bowl of fruit with yoghurt a bit much. Chilli scrambled eggs tasted great but it was more of an omelette that had been bashed and stirred! Not creamy and unctuous at all. Juice lovely but $7.50 for what... More 

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Thank SarahKingsbury
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am always skeptical about food from display fridges but there weren't many appealing vege options on the menu so had a huge very tasty salad, it was nice. Owner should rename the place to something a little less vanilla and boring...

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Thank MelBeat
Sunbury, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Not so bad but not so great either. We went here as a family. I loved the ambiance tho. It's relaxed. The bacon and eggs were okay, the coffee - same. Nothing stood out. Just regular food.

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Thank Anna Theresa O
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Poor service, food very overpriced + don't order the turkey club sandwich! Just arrived in Moffatt Beach & made mistake of choosing this place. I had the turkey club sandwich & couldn't eat it- bacon almost raw. Waitress argued with my husband telling him she thought it looked "soft cooked " but would check with the chef. We said it... More 

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Thank Karen M
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This nice cafe had a change of owners and went back to our great food and service list. After some time food became average again and service is slow at best. Do not know if we will return because inconsistency is not there. Went there at 1050am on a Sunday and it was not really busy. Asked for the breakfast... More 

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Thank David T
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Excellent for brunch and if you have the pancakes you won't need lunch. The top menu item is the Banana Honeycomb pancakes, every year we make the trek to Moffat especially for the pancakes. (Though I have to say I thought the serve was a bit smaller than previous years - probably a good thing, it used to be huge)... More 

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Thank Chris I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Go here all the time with my friends. Great place to eat, amazing food (PANCAKES ARE TO DIE FOR!) and drinks, good service, great atmosphere and views from the outdoor seats. Always a good breeze. Always busy yet don't have to wait for a table or long periods for food or drink. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻/👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Staff exceptional. Breakfast was delightful. Coffee superb. Beautiful location at Moffat Beach. Couldn't ask for more. Enjoyable experience. Must be addictive as we keep coming back. Go...you will be better off for the experience. Deserves 5*

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Thank Robert D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went there for breakfast recently with my boyfriend and my parents. The waitress took our order and 2 of us ordered Bircher muesli with no frozen berries. About 15 minutes later, the same waitress returned and asked me if I had ordered frozen berries and I told her we hadn't. All of our meals were given to us 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Seaview Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: 07 54 919 505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Café by the beach is located in the heart of beautiful Moffat Beach and is open 7 days. The friendly wait staff provides excellent service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. The restaurant seats 110 guests and is the ideal location for business functions and get-togethers with family and friends. Famous for their “all day” pancakes, the café serves gourmet style cafe food daily and delicious modern-style cuisine nightly including pizza, pasta and blackboard specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?