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Bench Cafe

Rialto Square 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 299765733
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Ranked #80 of 201 Restaurants in Manly
Cuisines: Australian
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On a cold winters day we rugged up and headed to Bench. There is outdoor eating only but it was worth braving the chill as we ate ourselves through a lovely breaky! Try the Savory Mince on toast –you won’t be disappointed!

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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great little find to stumble across bench. Coffee was strong and hot. Great choices on the menu for breakfast- the gluten free muesli was delicious and full of fresh and dried fruit. Would totally come back here. The staff were so friendly also; offering kids marshmallows and welcoming families. Would probably be pretty noisy on a busy sat/ sun morning... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the first Mexican style cafe that caters for kids really well. The staff are friendly and really helpful.

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Houston
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had someone recommend Bench to us as a good option with kids. I've seen the reviews about the service. Reality is that the service in Manly/Sydney tends to be a bit... well... laid back. Servers are paid well and don't depend on tips so there often isn't much of a sense of urgency. We saw some of that but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

As a recent convert to Bench I must say I am impressed -the coffee is excellent and the staff attentive - on only third visit they remembered my order and that of my companions -well done!

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sydney Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Never again will i go to Bench. I have never received such bad service. Maybe the wait staff may invest in a notepad to take orders, so they remember them? Rather than bring out the wrong drinks continuously? And why would we want to wait over an hour for our food? Which we can't see because the lights globes have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

I recently moved to Manly and I have tried to have breakfast in a few places, the Bench was the top five of my list. Great coffee, great food. For having had such good breakky experience, one day I went for lunch. What a mistake. The burger was small and not tasty, the chips were oily, a Happy Meal at... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times now and just love the fajitas. Lots of variety, amazing flavour and love the selection of sides that come with it. Don't expect burritos and enchiladas as their main focus is the fajitas and they're AMAZING.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

good value, good service and if wet or cold you sit undercover outside, relaxed breakfast and lunch and dinner you get to know those around you, a group experience, not for a romantic dinner for 2, lively at night

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Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

fab menu plenty of options friendly staff great coffee a favorite place for brunch any day of the week. I'm more than happy to bring overseas guests here show and recommend it to anyone coming to manly.

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