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“Al-fresco dining”
Review of Bench Cafe - CLOSED

Bench Cafe
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Manly
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Al-fresco dining”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Situated on a wide courtyard near the pedestrian centre of Manly, close to the beach and in an area filled with good cafe's Bench works hard to keep above the competiion. It doesn't try too hard with the food and gets it spot on; a mixture of Mexican and breakfast staples served throughout the day.

It's a local hang-out and a popular tourist spot and often very busy when the sun shines from early in the morning until late at night. Staff are friendly and service is quick.

Visited May 2012
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48 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Warriewood, Australia
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Coffee; Great Food”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Bench is one of those café's the locals aren't going to tell you about.
Hidden within sight of Manly Beach it's actually within a courtyard of the local shopping precinct.

Breakfast was great (and hot!) with good sized helpings, good fresh juices and wonderful coffee as well.

One of those great places I've got to go back and revisit to see what's on offer for lunch!

  • Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Great Vibe”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

Bench has amaziing coffee and probably one of the best breakfast's in Manly.. Also the mexican is real good..

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