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Sandbar Cafe Caloundra

$$ - $$$Cafe, Seafood,
26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 0800
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“calamari” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nice view of the beach which is just across the road but small serving of the food is very expensive for what you get. The service was excellent though.

Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this gem looking for pre-cinema dinner. Thought we'd end up with fish and chips or a burger(which they do) but they do so much more- so well and reasonably priced. We ended up with an entree share plate to die for then...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing short of amazing , that pasta was delicious and full of flavor . I have to say it is the best I have had in years. So good I will be coming back just to eat this again .We had the stuffed zucchini flowers...More

Thank Nic29e
Reviewed 10 September 2018

2 Pieces of tissue paper thin cod surrounded by ton of batter & about 20 chips all overcooked $25 wow .6 finger nail sized lumps of I think mincemeat with carrot posing as Thai Fish cakes $10 Couldn't break them with a hammer.Agree with other...More

Thank disgusted29
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great place right on the beach front. Excellent value and the food was perfect. We had the lunch special $10 burgers and chips. Staff were very friendly, & efficient. Despite there being a large group in for lunch we didn't have to wait very long...More

Thank KiriNZ02
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We stayed in Caloundra for a week and came here twice for lunch. Sandbar was a 5 min walk from our accommodation at Aspect Caloundra. The family pack is good value. The calamari was the favourite. Chips were great too. Sandbar was busy with queues...More

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The food wasn't bad and the location was nice, sitting on the boardwalk. But it was way overpriced. We should have got more food for what we paid.

Thank sallyjanne85
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Went out for fish and chips with friends and family and decided to try the sandbar. The level of sass I received from the girl that served me was more than i am usually accustomed to and my friends all know that I do not...More

1  Thank Rodge222
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We came on Sunday nights kids eat free and had the calamari and parma. And kids had the kids parma which was a good size. But a must try calamari it was melt in the mouth tender!!! Parma was also good

Thank AdamMelissa G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Unfussy and just the way we like it. The team always make us feel welcome and are glad to see us. The food is good and great value.

Thank mhoctober
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 The Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5491 0800
  • E-mail
Casual contemporary dining, overlooking the waterfront, Bulcock Beach Caloundra. More than just a Cafe, Sandbar is renowned for its emphasis on local quality produce; reasonable prices and superb service.
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