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Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 0800
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last night as we were staying in town for the night and saw the kids eat free so thought we'd take advantage. The kids had fish (crumbed and chips, and a burger and chips) both kids meals were good portion sizes and enjoyed by the kids. I had the adult fish (battered) and chips with salad -it was lovely.... More 

Thank ang201045
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch here while waiting to check-in to our accommodation. Parking a little difficult to find because there were heaps of people around,even though the day was overcast. The staff were excellent, genuine and engaging, the food was fine (I had the tasting plate of scallops, swordfish and pork croquettes (2 small pieces of each). The waitress mentioned that... More 

Thank Terry R
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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190 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Straight across the road from the water and the boardwalk. Great seafood takeaway. Walk across the road and eat by the water.

Thank mareealys
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had great burger special, everyone happy with chicken, beef or fish. Fabulous waitress, who catered and understood all our special needs (with tom sauce or without bun etc) and got it all right. Very good food and great service, was a great day out.

Thank Allycat72
Caloundra, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have had dinner here & we will certainly be spreading the word! The service was great, the food was delicious & the view is fantastic! This is not a fancy restaurant - very laid back with plastic chairs & tables right across the road from Bulcock Beach. We will be trying breakfast on our... More 

Thank brwnhouse
Mudgee, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Caloundra and we picked a nice eatery for dinner. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and tasty. Beer and wine was fine. I would recommend the Sandbar Cafe and Kiosk to any of my friends.

Thank Stephen O
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grossly overcharged for a family of four; did not explain menu correctly to my elderly father. Calamari was crumbed to oblivion and burnt. Fish was flavourless - an overall experience for fish and chips dinner spoiled. They did not tell the total price when my father used "payWave" age only once he had realised their error, they still refused to... More 

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

Hi Wendy C, We are a business that takes a lot of pride in presenting quality produce and aim for the best service standards, so to hear of your concerns across 2 social media platforms is quite alarming; and obviously you were quite upset. We would have loved the opportunity to correct the issues you had at the point in... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a seat in the cafe looking for a quick, healthy-ish lunch at 2pm on Saturday and were not disappointed. Menu was interesting and varied (with a kids section too). Standard cafe pricing, good food and friendly, professional service.

Thank qldonholiday
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lunch here during our waiting time before the hotel check in. Nice location just in front of the water, but expensive for the food you buy. Not really the best place to eat and also very limited seats available. We will not recommend this restaurant to others.

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

Hello Guiseppe F, Many thanks for taking the time to review our Restaurant. We do hope you have a great stay on the Sunshine Coast. Would love to see you again, our menu caters for breakfast lunch and dinner. We also seat 80 people inside and up to 50 with our outside dining area. We pride ourselves on providing the... More 

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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered fish and chips on the beach and sad to say it was pretty woeful. The chips were not nice at all. The chicken in the kids pack got the thumbs up from the 9 year old but the rest we ended up not eating as it was not at all appetising.

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

Hi Sarah T, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate all feedback. As a business we pride ourselves on the quality of our product and to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal is disappointing. Constructively we would have liked the opportunity to correct the issues you had, as critique such as "woeful" is really not helpful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $24
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +61 7 5491 0800

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