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Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited sandbar twice in a week I would not go anywhere else in caloundra. The service was way above excellence, food was tasty and top notch, chips are to die for never tried anything like it they were insanely delish!!. Would have no problem reccommending this cafe to anyone! A must visit for all ages. Caters to all needs!... More 

Thank Shaz K
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First experience at the Sandbar was for a birthday party with a very mixed age group of family and everyone loved the food plus the position across from the beach. Went there again last night with friends and had amazing Seafood Chowder and Surf and Turf with the sweetest prawns and great steak and a creamy sauce. Want some more... More 

Thank Lynn C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited for breakfast while staying locally. Both of us had the breakfast special which was offered despite us arriving outside of the designated breakfast cutoff time. We both found the breakfast excellent as was the service.

Thank fatpieater
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We appreciate good take-away fish and chips. We live in Brisbane, and, for a little extra, we can buy fresh Australian fish. We do so regularly and are rarely disappointed. When visiting Caloundra we decided to buy from Sandbar Cafe. The prices were more than 50% higher than we pay in Brisbane, but we were in holiday mood. What a... More 

Thank B7486WXjohn
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Apologies that you were disappointed with the quality of your meals. We would have loved the opportunity to have been able to remedy the issue for you on the night in question. As a team we pride ourselves on providing the best quality to our many customers. We do buy the best and freshest produce... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some great fish and chips here. Perfectly cooked and plenty of it. Good coffee and service. Great views, too!

Thank Rob G
Caloundra, Australia
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times now, and its great food, good service and lovely views of course over Pumicestone Passage - recommend it to anybody, Thursdays they have specials on, which are even better value

Thank LynneDavidPhotograph
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to this restaurant every time we've visited Caloundra & it's always a favourite. Great views & good food! The happy hour entrees were delicious but we were disappointed that the scallop entree has been taken off the menu! A little disappointed with the seafood chowder it could do with more seafood & less tomato & onion. My hubby... More 

Thank Amanda B
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every time we are near caloundra. It has always been good and this time was no different. Service from staff was very friendly and accommodating!! I only wish they had a shared seafood platter with a nice mix of seafood and I miss the scallops from the entree menu which were amazing!!!

Thank SBAB2010
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for families, delicious food, huge choice and great kids menu. The location couldn't be better facing the waterfront.

Thank Victoria S
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service, reasonably priced for the food. Will be going again. Choose something made by a chef not just a burger and you will catch their magic.

Thank Anne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: 0754910800

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