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Cafe By The Beach

Cafe, Australian, Italian, Contemporary
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14 Seaview Tce, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
07 54 919 505
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Caloundra, Australia
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was good but the food was average. Location is great. The beers were interesting and extensive. Would not particularly recommend, other than for the view.

Thank Bunyabears
Buderim, Australia
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The spot is great and the service was really good as well. Unfortunately it is a bit overpriced I think. We ate there for lunch for two of us with two drinks and it cost almost $60. I am talking burgers and fish and chips. The food was nice enough but not for the price attached to it - $20... More 

Thank Genry_12
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we felt like pancakes one morning, we googled best pancakes on the coast and were directed to Cafe by the Beach - and weren't disappointed!! The staff members were friendly, there was plenty of seating and the pancakes were divine - highly recommend the butterscotch/macadamia nut one!! We'll definitely be going back!

Thank Miss_El_QLD
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a number of meals here, all very good and good service.. Recommend it as family friendly too..was introduced to "fat yak" IPA beer here too.. Yum!

Thank trevorg01
Melbourne, Australia
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked here from Caloundra and was ready for lunch. Sat quite a while before I was noticed, was that because I was older or because I was on my own???? It would have been nice to have been acknowledged. Eventually a nice young man noticed me and I ordered and enjoyed a turkey and cheese melt served with Waldorf... More 

Thank RickyG48
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food okay, wouldn't recommend though- let down by costumer service from front staff. No wonder other Cafes next door were busier.

Thank sl2491
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thankfully we had reserved a table it was a very busy Sunday. If you are thinking of going here as a group it is great idea to book ahead of you want a pleasant experience. The service was excellent, the staff super friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and good value for money. Eggs Benedict is highly recommended. The... More 

Thank Rozzy60
Blairgowrie, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Steaks and chicken curry were terrific. My husband was very impressed with his steak. McPherson wines were also good value.

Thank Marilla G
Tolmie, Australia
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155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Tried there Friday night curry night for $15. I asked the waitress what the curry was and she said the chicken was medium heat. I ordered this one came out a whole chicken leg on some rice and a ramikin of vegetables. The chicken was tough veggies crap and could not tast the curry. Waitress said I should have asked... More 

Thank John R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My wife and I, together with two of our children and two friends celebrated my wife's birthday at Café By The Beach at Moffatt Beach in Caloundra. We enjoyed a variety of main course, covering the best lamb shanks I have ever eaten in my 69 years on the planet, flathead fillets, aubergine, and a rib fillet steak. The food... More 

Thank Tony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $26
Cafe, Australian, Italian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Seaview Tce, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: 07 54 919 505
Café by the beach is located in the heart of beautiful Moffat Beach and is open 7 days. The friendly wait staff provides excellent service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. The restaurant seats 110 guests and is the ideal location for business functions and get-togethers with family and friends. Famous for their “all day” pancakes, the café serves gourmet style cafe food daily and delicious modern-style cuisine nightly including pizza, pasta and blackboard specials.

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