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Cafe By The Beach

14 Seaview Terrace, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
07 54 919 505
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Ranked #74 of 142 Restaurants in Caloundra
Price range: $11 - $32
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Brisbane
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This cafe used to be 'the place to go' at Moffat Beach about 5 years ago. I visited again with a girlfriend on a Wednesday for lunch & immediately wondered why all the cafes beside it were packed out & this one nearly empty. I soon found out why... The meals were quite expensive & when ordering the waitress didn't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

my wife and I and our 4 kids went for breakfast at moffat beach this morning and this place was the only place we could fit. well we know why now. the service was slow. and the classic breakfast was so bad if we weren't so hungry they all would have been sent back, the eggs were vinigary and Luke... More

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had several meals and all were good. Thursday and Friday night specials great value. Breakfast also great.

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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

When at Moffat Beach, this is a place I have visited. On this occasion, the same cheerful helpful staff were present. We were a large table with similar requirements and the food ordered came out fairly quickly. However, contained in my food was a foreign object. Presently, this event has not yet put me off frequenting this place again, in... More

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Caloundra, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

On Friday night I went there for dinner with a friend at 6.40pm. We ordered from a very limited menu but the food was nice. We were not offered dessert or coffee or even warned that the coffee machine was going to be turned off. Another table of diners asked us if we had intended ordering dessert prior to having... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The staff were friendly, but service was woeful. It was impossible to catch their eye. I had to go over to where they were chatting to get service. My steak was medium/well done, although I ordered it rare. My wife's steak was overcooked, too. However, there were plenty of vegetables and a good variety of them. The desert portions were... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We love the location of this café; it overlooks the beach, which is exactly the way we want to dine when we're on holiday. The breakfasts were very impressive: large and filling; interesting; reasonably priced; and quick service. I had the gluten free polenta flatbread with spinach and grilled vegetables, which was a HUGE, creative, and very tasty meal. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Food was great, service was quick and the wait staff very friendly and helpful. There was an issue with one of our meals and it was quickly replaced and apology offered. After reading recent reviews of this café I was concerned that the food and service had dropped from their usual high standard. We found that the food was up... More

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I had lunch here today and ordered the special Thai Beef Salad along with my dinner companion. The service was poor, the beef in the Thai Beef Salad was raw and mostly fat. Really poor effort. However the most disappointing was the fact that even though we pointed out the problem, the staff were so disinterested, they did nothing and... More

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Narrabri, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Yep - not at all impressed by this place. The meals were fine, I suppose - - but all was eclipsed by HIGHLY sub-standard service by waitresses who were more interested in standing around giggling than doing their job. Seriously, I watched the clock, and 40 minutes passed between meals and plate collection / follow up questions about drinks -... More

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