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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is spot is amazing for its proximity to the beach, excellent menu and friendly staff, we had a brilliant night, followed by a walk to see the stars shining over the waves of Narrabeen beach, perfect!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Great friendly service, very nice food an enjoyable experience .reasonable pricing decent menu , pleasant vibe

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Was a lovely spot for breakfast. Catching up with friends. Food was fresh and not a long wait. Plenty of seats and spacious inside.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

I have been a regular to this restaurant for 18 months since moving to the area. I have taken my friends and family there many times such as today. I , and my friends have noticed a decrease in quality and quantity of the food...along with increasing prices. Even so, we have had many enjoyable meals there. One of the waiters has an attitude and is not very customer friendly. Today was a prime example of this and his poor attitude to client service. I had the barramundi burger and hadn't eaten much of it when I noticed a bad taste. I hadn't noticed at first as I was eating mainly the cheeses and jalapenos with the lettuce. I also smelled the fish and knew it was not fresh and it was 'bad' or 'off'. I called the waiter over and told him and said I would have chips instead. It had turned me off eating anything else. When it was time to pay, he arrogantly said he took 20% off the price of the dish. I wasn't happy with that and he said that I had eaten 3/4 of it. This is not true and it was insulting. Even if it were true, wouldn't it be 25% off not 20. My friends with me also commented on his poor attitude. Only the Sunday before I dined there with a friend and we spent $360.00. I am a good client and did not deserve this treatment, I am appalled and especially being served bad fish. I won't be recommending this restaurant to my friends and family anymore, we will dine elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023 via mobile

I ordered takeaway; the coffee (small cappuccino) was so bad it went in the bin. The toast for my toddler came as pictured; paid $9:50. I acknowledge the plain croissant was delicious. 🙄 When I questioned the decision to sell ‘make your own’ toast at...the takeaway window (how is anyone supposed to butter bread when there are no tables, you’ve got kids, bags, a pram, a dog…), the response I got was “I gave you a knife”. So unless you really crave a croissant. Go *anywhere* else.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

A few days on and we are still talking about how much we enjoyed our meal at Oceans. From the delicious Margarita that really hit the spot through to the buffalo wings, pulled pork tacos, ribs and squid it was hard to pick a winner....Our son thoroughly enjoyed his steak and chips from the kids menu and we all commented that the chips (also accompanying the ribs) were so fresh and delicious. The service from the young male waiter (possibly floor manager?) was the best we’ve received in ages! Our only complaint is that we probably slightly over ordered and then didn’t have room for dessert. Keep up the great work and we look forward to returning very soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

Been coming here for several years and the quality is consistently great. Service is always super friendly and fast! Highly recommend this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Been meaning to go here for a long time and disappointed we didn’t go earlier! Food and drink was excellent and ample! Staff were capable and friendly at times seemed to be busy behind the bar. Which as the only criticism that they are not...“byo” but i didn’t think the prices were excessive! Will do the ribs again but cut down on shared plates ..😎More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

Had breakfast with Beloved and Junior. I had eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and without spinach. Beloved had waffles which came with mascarpone. Junior had pancakes with Nutella and fruit. All meals were superb, really tasty and well-presented. Those ricotta pancakes were among the best...I have ever eaten - absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

Went for lunch at Narrabeen beach. A delightful beach side cafe. We enjoyed fresh tuna tacos. Service and food were excellent.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

Had lunch on Sunday 27/02 Service was friendly and fast Live music was great I ordered the Angus Beef Burger "Our handcrafted, Australian beef patty" It had no taste at all. Was dry and scorched on the outside which made me think it had been...stored frozen, then defrosted and cooked. My wife had buffalo chicken wings which were good We arrived after 3:00 pm so we were able to order $5 Corona beers and the buffalo wings were only $1.00 each. "Happy hour" 3.00 pm to 6:00 pm is great value, but this is not advertised on the website. You can also order $10.00 Margaritas, $10.00 Aperol spritz etc. In the Gents toilet the floor in front of the wash basins was very wet and the paper towel bin was overflowing - this suggests lack of supervison.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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OceansNarrabeen, Owner at Oceans Narrabeen Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I love that you enjoyed the happy hour and all the great specials we have along with music. I'm so sorry that you felt the beef patty didn't meet the high standards of...More

Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Four of us visited for Sunday lunch. Two of us had the mushroom risotto and found our meals tasteless and bland and neither of us finished it. Very disappointed. We gave this feedback to our waitress to pass on to the chef, however no response...was received.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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OceansNarrabeen, Owner at Oceans Narrabeen Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2022

Malcolm, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to send us your review. Your feedback is invaluable and from here we can fine-tune our training in order to bring our customers are fantastic experience every time. Please accept my sincerest apologies that firstly...More

Reviewed 3 February 2022

Great coffee, service and very clean. This is a regular coffee spot for us to visit when we are on the Northern Beaches visiting family. Never disappoints, thank you.

Date of visit: February 2022
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OceansNarrabeen, Owner at Oceans Narrabeen Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2022

Wow thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you next time you're here to visit the family!

Reviewed 24 October 2021

Had a booking for the Monday freedom day so were were looking forward to the eating out experience. Great friendly staff and we felt Covid safe. The menu and food was so good and better than I had expected of a "café" style . The...pork ribs I had were amazing, perfectly cooked and the others in the group of 4 said their meals were great. Great coffee too. Had a breakfast here 2 years ago pre Covid and that was very good too as I recall. This popular venue deserves to good reviews (and my future business)More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Saturday night dinner for four was overall very good. Starters were very good except for the buffalo wings which were average at best. Scallops were excellent as were the the zucchini flowers. Mains of pork belly and ribs were excellent but the gnocchi was too...oily. Service was excellent and wine was good, would recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Hi, We have several seating options, Standard seating, Bench seating by the windows and also high seating which is a taller table with taller chairs which have backs on them ! These are very popular !
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Oceans Narrabeen Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5