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Sandbar Cafe Caloundra

$$ - $$$Cafe, Seafood,
26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 0800
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed today

Great place to get your fish and chips then go and sit on beach or tables overlooking beach. The food is always good.

Thank KerryG771
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having researched restaurants in Caloundra and found many had closed down or were not open at the times we wanted we decided to try Sandbar. Although it appears to be just a fish and chippery we had excellent meals - home made potato soup -...More

1  Thank OceanWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there recently following a trip to the local markets. Our order was incorrect on the docket and asked for a correction. After being told it was "my fault" they agreed to change. Meals received were taken elsewhere to eat only to find food...More

Thank Rod427
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe Caloundra, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rod, We are disappointed that your experience with us wasn't to expectation. We do pride ourselves on ensuring a high level of quality in both service and quality of the meals we present. We are curious as to what you ordered, as the only...More

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

I normally don't leave bad reviews, but we were so disappointed with the food from this place. It was not only bad, but also expensive for what we were served. It might have just been an off day for them as I can see other...More

2  Thank la p
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

This fish and chip shop was mentioned in the hotel brochure for having amazing fish and chips, and they definitely were. Had salt and pepper calamari, cod and chips (all gluten free) and they were probably the best my fiancé and I have ever had....More

Thank zacrat21
Reviewed May 12, 2018

We stopped in here for a late lunch last with my family and elderly grandmother who is in a wheelchair. From the moment we walked in they were super accommodating and were happy for us to sit wherever we felt most comfortable. The meals were...More

Thank Sarahjlo
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

My family of six adults just had the most amazing dinner. Completely surprised by the quality of food and service. Do not under estimate this place. The food and service 5 stars.

Thank Raylene J
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My husband and I have spent more than 25 years searching for decent fish and chips, having relocated from North Queensland back in the early '90's. The Sandbar is by far, THE BEST we've ever eaten in South East Queensland. Fresh, crispy, well drained and...More

Thank Clare H
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced for what we got. The fish was dry, and the batter fell straight off it. Calamari serve was super small for $9 although it was tender. Beer battered chips were hit and miss. Some of them were Ok some were just plain chips. Worst...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed April 7, 2018

breakfast is to die for... make sure you have their coffee, and also their breakfast is the type you want to take a pic of before eating... yum

Thank Becc078
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5491 0800
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Casual contemporary dining, overlooking the waterfront, Bulcock Beach Caloundra. More than just a Cafe, Sandbar is renowned for its emphasis on local quality produce; reasonable prices and superb service.
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