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Bench Cafe

Rialto Square - Shop 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5733
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Ranked #72 of 206 Restaurants in Manly
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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English first
Cork
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Bench Cafe

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

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