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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice breakfast, good location, strong coffee!

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
LJoD123
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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Cork
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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376 reviews 376 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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?