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Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 0800
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 07:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here several times over the weekend with family and each time did not disappoint. Friendly staff, food was great and well priced. Highly recommend it to couples and families as the food is on par and affordable. The Friday evening special of mooloolaba prawns was amazing!

Thank Jennifer W
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Barramundi, very oily breadcrumbs, left unpleasant palate. Calamari, no colour on crumbs, pale looking and extremely greasy, and floury. Could not eat calamari. Has this place been taken over? Last time we ate here food was really good . Doubtful that we will visit again, Poor value and taste

Thank Henk v
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk, responded to this review

Hello Henk, We appreciate all feedback; would have loved the opportunity to correct the issues you had at the point in time. Our Chefs' take great pride in presenting quality meals for our customers and we are disappointed that your experience wasn't up to standard. Please email us: info@sandbarcafekiosk.com.au - we'd love the opportunity see you again and provide you... More 

Boonah, Australia
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night. Only a few tables were taken. Service was quick. Thai beef salad and chicken parmigiano were both well presented and tasty. Casual restaurant with good food.

Thank Kaye V
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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372 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the grilled fish, nicely cooked and not overdone. The salt and pepper calamari was excellent. Nice place and we will be back. Nice to buy at take away end and then eat across the road looking at the ocean at King's Beach.

Thank Travelbarista
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice this week and very happy on both occasions. The Vego breakfast with poached egg (a little pricey) was delicious and the special burger lunch also very tasty and a decent price @$10

Thank Kezza4948
Romsey, Victoria
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Sandbar Cafe for lunch with 2 other friends. The cafe is across the road from the Caloundra river with great views of the beach. We all ordered the fish and chips ($25 pp). The fish was beautifully battered and accompanied chips (fries). Two of us also has the chefs salad which was an additional cost. All were... More 

Thank Mitchell-Family-01
Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice meals consisting of a Chicken cesear and Prawn linguine with plenty of seafood.Nice location with a casual atmosphere.Staff were fantastic and attentive.

Thank fiftyplus50
Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our table of four had nothing but praise for a wonderful meal with very good service. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Great location!

Thank Frostymail
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to be able to sit, look at the ocean and enjoy a well cooked meal. We had brekky and Coffee and was great

Thank AUShane
Maroochydore, Australia
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236 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It doesn't get better for an alfresco lunch with friends. The views of the beach and river are delightful -- do ask for a table by the front. There was a blackboard with lunch specials, but our group went for the black lip mussels with a delicious piquant sauce (yes, the boys did mop up the sauce with the thick... More 

Thank NYandAussie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?