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Front Beach Cafe

16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #17 of 60 Restaurants in Torquay
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Whole resturant looked great, waiters are very helpful and made handy suggestions to make out visit more enjoyable. Drinks were quick and bar staff were absolutly amazing. Meal came fairly quick and was good size for the price. The food tasted great and would defiantly return!

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Torquay, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Best cafe in Torquay. Excellent food, great beer and very friendly staff. Great outlook to the beach. A must visit, even if only for a coffee.

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Yorkshire
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151 reviews 151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Fell on this cafe quite by chance after pulling off the main road to look for somewhere for lunch. The Front Beach has a great setting, just over the road from the beach. Has both outside and inside eating areas. We found the staff welcoming and helpful. The service was on the slow side but the place was very busy... More 

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Torquay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Front Beach Cafe has an excellent atmosphere and fantastc food. I held my 18th Birthday here a few months ago and the staff were very accomodating. I definitely reccomend Front Beach.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My partner and I visited Front Beach restaurant last Sunday (1/1/13) and the beginnings of what should have been a pleasant lunch didn't augur well! When it took 30-40min just for our coffee and other drinks to arrive then one's worst fears are on the cusp of being realized! And on that score I wasn't disappointed! Food though hadn't appeared... More 

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Melbourne
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We went for lunch. Firstly after waiting twenty minutes a cola arrived. My companion wanted a coffee. After checking with waiter the coffee arrived about ten minutes later. WE had ordered our food. Two main courses , steak and fish and chips. After an hour we asked waitress to check. She came back saying it will be next". Meanwhile we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Am Torquay locals who try most restaurant/cafes. Front Beach has friendly service and quality food. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner you're assured of a pleasant dining experience!

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Geelong, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This our 2nd visit to Front Beach Cafe. The 1st visit was a family lunch which was lovely and again yesterday (30th October 2013) my sister-in-law and myself had lunch together. The ocean view from the Cafe is wonderful, the food is really good quality. The service was prompt but the staff could be a little friendlier. There are plenty... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Arrived in Torquay for the first night. Lovely outlook across the road to the park and beach. Found this Bistro - bar style restaurant quite crowded with locals. The menu looked promising and interesting... Food was what you would expect in clubs in Queensland but much more $$$'s.. Service was good.

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Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great location overlooking the water. Spot for mans best friend outside. Tables available inside and out. Unfortunately coffees took 25min to arrive, and when they did we're weak and tasteless. Food was average for the price. We only had 1 night in torquay, so didn't have time to try anywhere else for alternative recommendation.

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Additional Information about Front Beach Cafe

Address: 16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Torquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Australian

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