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Bench Cafe

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Rialto Square - Shop 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5733
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Keep the cocktails coming

If you're heading over to Manly beach and you're with the girls, make sure to head over to Bench for a frozen cocktail to start the night. Great atmosphere outdoors, especially sitting out on the patio on a nice day. Definitely worth a stop on the pub crawl.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Bianca G
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Manly, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
sydney Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

thought i would give Bench a second chance, after my last awful visit, but, was dismally disappointed. Yet again, service was appalling. The waitresses were more interested in the hot barista than serving the customers. Had to go to counter to order, took at least 10 minutes. After a good 15 minute wait, my measly salad came out. IT stated... More 

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Sydney
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We love this place, consistently get what you hope for in a brunch...good coffee, lovely options to eat, their wellbeing breakfast is perfect & the papers. Always end up chatting to fellow diners sharing your bench :-)

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place does really good coffee. The atmosphere is great. Good place for lazy Sunday breakfast - bircher museli is good, scrambled eggs were a little under-cooked. Service was quick - could have done with some water on the tables.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Bench has a small well rounded menu that satisfies on many fronts, including portions, taste, spices, presentation and pleasing to the eye. How refreshing, not having to ask for extra guac or cheese or salsa for your delicious fajitas, rather than constantly badger the wait staff, which happens at too many restaurants. If you are after spicy, tasty Mexican influenced... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Normally love Bench, however today the coffee was terrible, and the staffs attitude when asked about it was even worse. Sorry guys, too many other good places around.

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Manly, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you're heading over to Manly beach and you're with the girls, make sure to head over to Bench for a frozen cocktail to start the night. Great atmosphere outdoors, especially sitting out on the patio on a nice day. Definitely worth a stop on the pub crawl.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fast, cheap, healthy and substantial. Went there for lunch, what an amazing experience, the waiters were quick and friendly and we're always ready to help. Too bad the person who took my order was in another world!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

As a manly local, this place comes with the highest of recommendations. I'm reluctant to recommend so as to avoid crowds building up! The coffee during the day is great but can take a while due to its popularity. Two words... Beef fajitas. Fresh condiments, tasty beef and a huge array of hot sauces. Some wines are a bit overpriced... More 

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Manly, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Amazing place, I'd say the best place in manly it get Eggs Benedict or breaky. Top quality ingredients (bread, pork, salmon, granola muesly, minced beef) and good service.

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
396 reviews 396 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rialto Square - Shop 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9976 5733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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