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Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk

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Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary
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26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
0754910800
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch but icecream at booth next door is Yuk

We loved the food and service at the cafe part, but we decided to finish with ice-cream at their window next door. We had 3 different flavours between the 3 of us and we threw it out. It was awful and tasted like it was made on something other than milk and cream.That was disappointing

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SHELB0
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Maleny, Australia
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Redcliffe, Australia
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reasonable take away menu and good friendly service. With our takeaway the fish was overcooked and some of the chips looked reheated. Maybe they were and maybe they weren't but they tasted good. Prices are okay and the position across from the beach is excellent. There is plenty of seating with views of the water. I would order there again.

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Thank Wynnuman
Caloundra, Australia
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During the Christmas holidays we visited Bulcock Beach and ordered lunch from the Sandbar Kiosk. The food was very nice however it did cost $49 for lunch for 2 adults and 2 small children for a couple of burgers, calamari, fish bites and chips. The staff were friendly and courteous.

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Thank SunshineCoasters2014
Maleny, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the food and service at the cafe part, but we decided to finish with ice-cream at their window next door. We had 3 different flavours between the 3 of us and we threw it out. It was awful and tasted like it was made on something other than milk and cream.That was disappointing

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Thank SHELB0
Toowoomba, Australia
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We purchased our dinner from the Kiosk. The service was friendly and helpful. The crumbed fish and crumbed calamari were delicious! The chips were soft, no crispy ones, and some chips had parts that looked unappealing. The kiosk was a little cramped with a lot of people waiting for their food and not much seating for these ones. Overall, the... More 

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Thank trickyandshazza
Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped over for lunch, very friendly and attentive staff, great location overlooking the beach (albeit a road between us and the beach). The food was reasonably priced and delicious. We decided to share a number of their smaller meals including scallops, duck wontons and pork tacos and a huge bucket of hand cut chips - if we go back I'll... More 

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Thank Ian B
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a Christmas function here and the food, service and catering was very good. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is a good selection of beers, cocktails and other drinks. This is a good spot for a party or work function.

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Thank Michael O
Sunshine Coast
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location right at Bulcock Beach. Take away available or dine in. Good choice of meals and reasonably priced. The device was quick and I did think they were trying to "process" us quickly before closing time. They close at 8, so plan a booking for 6. We had a range of dishes and everyone seemed happy. Basic wine list.

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Thank Wan_2411
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service offered by the staff is excellent, they offered a larger bottle for only an extra dollar and gave us some cups to share our drinks.. On the back of this service we ordered some beer battered chips... Delicious

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Thank David H
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the breakfast for $12.90 only to be told we did not request the special breakfast when we ordered it.As we ordered the coffees first. then when the waitress returned ordered the breakfast seperatly and told we had to order them both together. well don't ask us if we want something to drink as soon as we sit down. let... More 

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Thank KITTEN0072014
Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought a takeaway serve of crumbed fish and chips for $12.50. Was not impressed to receive my order and find 5 thin strips of fish rather than a decent single piece. All I tasted of the fish was the deep fried crumbing. Not impressed with the added calories of all the additional crumbling either. Chips were fine, nothing special. I'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: 0754910800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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