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“Does what it says on the tin... and does it well”
Review of Sandbar Beach Cafe

Sandbar Beach Cafe
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Middle Park
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sandbar Beach Café is a beautiful café located on the water of Port Phillip Bay. Come in and enjoy breakfast and lunch in this casual, relaxing café or soak up the views on our deck on the sand just metres away from the waters edge.
London, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Does what it says on the tin... and does it well”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I lunched here on a hot summer's day in February, a shady spot looking out over the bay - can't ask for more than that.

Service was quick, after the queue to order (I think they could offer table service just as easily)... and the food was right-sized and well cooked.

This place is not fancy - but it doesn't set out to be - it is relaxed, comfortable and enjoyable - exactly what you'd want for an informal lunch on the beach!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Gen F
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Perth, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great start to the day”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We found this place by accident and just came across it, we decided to give it a go.

We arrived and found a table outside on the deck, perfect!!

They had a large function in on the day that we were there but the service and time for food prep after the order were great!!

would definitely go again

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank blissemo
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Love Gazing across Port Philip Bat while enjoying Great food and coffee”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

I have been coming to this location since 1985. Its now called the Sandbar Beach cafe and its even better. The great breakfasts, I cant decide which i like better the beach brekky, avocado on toast or the scrambled eggs with goats cheese and sundried tomatoes... either way, its always delicious. the coffee is consistently excellent and the welcome smile from the staff are as bright as the Melbourne sunshine, on a good day. I love meeting friends here and sometimes I enjoy being alone and reminiscing. A trip to Melbourne is incomplete without visiting the Sandbar Beach Cafe.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Barbara P
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,064 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
“Looks great and is welcoming,but the food!”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Simple menu but even the burger and chips were poor.
Some friendly staff.
Wish they would find a real cook!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank f2s
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Melbourne
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best breakfast with a view match”
Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

I'm a regular here and love the place. Excellent service every time and beautiful food and coffee. The view of the water is amazing

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