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Bella Vista Cafe

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North Head Sanctuary | North Head, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
02-9976-0821
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Best view of Sydney Harbour from North head looking south. Eclectic...
Best view of Sydney Harbour from North head looking south. Eclectic cuisine, Toby's Estate coffee. Part of newly opened North Head Sanctuary complex which includes walks and the old Quarantine Station plus many other historic emplacements from WW11.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice cafe with good coffee and brunch

We walked to north head from Manly and then around the trails at north head earlier this year. we stopped at the Bella Vista Cafe for brunch. Was really nice. Clean and comfortable. Cappuccino was very nice. our brunch was nice with freshly prepared tasty food. Value was ok considering the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
Ray G
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English first
Australia
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were the first ones at breakfast the day we visited. The restaurant opened at 9 am that day but they were still setting up when we walked in soon after that time and so the service started erratically and (unfortunately) stayed that way. The coffee was very nice however the food was not up to scratch and expensive for... More 

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Harlech
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We came across this on a long walk from Manly onto the headland with great views over Sydney harbour. It is handy to a large car park and bus stop. We went on Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed some lovely home made Italian food - very tasty. Highly recommended.

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Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Decided to drive up NorthHead out of Manly for breakfast with. Visiting friend, great decision. Fabulous outlook and a delicious sweet potato, mushroom, poached egg, spinach brekky definitely worth a visit

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Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Walking up at North Head, we decided to grab a bite at the Bella Vista cafe. Food is fast and fresh, service is attentive, despite a lot of customers and the view is second to none! Highly recommended!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Bella Vista for me is the Best Cafe Restaurant in Manly, The staff is very friendly and the place is like a Paradise. The food is amazing,the chef puts Italy in every single dish. Every day you can found many different kind of fresh italian Pasta,like Tagliatelle,ravioli,spaghetti and bucatini with some seasonal fresc product........amazing tortellini with duck and porcini sauce,bucatini... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We found this cafe by luck whilst going for an unplanned walk. The food looked and tasted good and was not too expensive. The fresh fruit juices were lovely, just a shame that we didn't receive them until we had finished our main meals, even though we ordered them before.

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Australia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We walked to north head from Manly and then around the trails at north head earlier this year. we stopped at the Bella Vista Cafe for brunch. Was really nice. Clean and comfortable. Cappuccino was very nice. our brunch was nice with freshly prepared tasty food. Value was ok considering the location. Nice spot to break the walking and relax.

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My friend and I decided to hike up to North Head from Manly Corso (via Shelly Beach), then around North Head before heading back down via Little Manly (harbor side). By the time we reached this cafe we were ready for a break and decided to stop for a refreshing drink - fresh juice. The menu looked tasty, but we... More 

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Lawson, Australia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

About half way on the walk out to North Head. More than just a roadside café, this restaurant offers light Italian type meals and good coffee. Get a seat on the verandah if you can but you may have to reserve one at weekends. There is alternative outdoor seating available under the trees. Staff were friendly and helpful and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It is a great location but...first Sat opening after upgrade didn't really impress. New breakfast menu is very limited and if you don't like eggs stay in Manly. The day was cool however with no heating inside you need a warm jacket. Service was slow as I assume they are getting use to the new equipment. But its not hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Head Sanctuary | North Head, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: 02-9976-0821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Best view of Sydney Harbour from North head looking south. Eclectic cuisine, Toby's Estate coffee. Part of newly opened North Head Sanctuary complex which includes walks and the old Quarantine Station plus many other historic emplacements from WW11.

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