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The Sandy Bear

$$ - $$$Cafe,
Sandy Bay Rd | Clontarf Marina, Clontarf, Manly, New South Wales 2093, Australia
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
21 Apr 2018
“Catch the morning sun.”
22 Jan 2018
“Great Doggie Eatery”
Closed Now
Cafe, Australian
$$ - $$$
Sandy Bay Rd | Clontarf Marina, Clontarf, Manly, New South Wales 2093, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for my birthday breakfast and loved this open air spot. Great coffee and lovely vegan brekkie bowl. Ordered extra toast. Nice wide range of more trad bacon and eggs type dishes for the non-vegans.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For years I have been meaning to visit the cafes along Clontarf water side. This cafe is very busy on Sunday morning, food and coffee reasonable price and good. Only don't be in hurry our coffees took few polite reminders and finally arrived long after...More

Thank charlethomson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit, the location is fantastic, lots of seating & space overlooking the water. We came for lunch, the food was good, we were all very happy with our orders. I was really disappointed with the service, the lady serving us was...More

Thank LozzaaG
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We just stopped for a cuppa but the menu looked good too and we aim to go back for lunch before our stay here is over. Lovely outside sitting area, with rugs for those needing them! Great to sit with a drink overlooking the water...More

Thank Gill O
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This was an amazing find for today's lunch, perfect in all ways. Location, Food, Coffee & Service from the friendly staff. Definitely a place I will be returning to as soon as I can, I highly recommend this place to anyone that has a couple...More

Thank seederconsulting2017
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Food was very poor. Wait was long and service was below average. The location has so much potential but is very poorly executed. Such a shame. Won’t be coming back. The fresh juice was great though

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

As an interstate visitor my friend could not have chosen a more delightful spot for a coffee and a chat.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Easy parking in Clontarf Reserve, dog friendly, sunny aspect, water views and a table on a Sunday morning set the scene for a relaxing beaky of ‘el orso’ - poached eggs, prosciutto, buffalo ricotta, house pickles, rocket w/ sourdough, lemon + olive oil - for...More

Thank Graham L
BirdandBearStaff, Manager at The Sandy Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review Graham! We hope to see you at Sandy Bear again soon.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Fabulous little open-air café at the back of the Clontarf Marina, overlooking Middle Harbour, Clontarf Beach, Sandy Bay and the Spit Bridge. It often gets packed but it is very easy and casual and you can move seating around to accommodate your group of friends....More

Thank Mairwen1
BirdandBearStaff, Manager at The Sandy Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks for your review Mairwen, we are glad you love our atmosphere here at Sandy Bear and hopefully we will see you again soon. Thanks,

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous scenery and gorgeous food, highly recommend. Staff were very friendly. Will definitely return. :)

Thank Olivia C
BirdandBearStaff, Manager at The Sandy Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Olivia, we hope you will return soon! Thanks,

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4 January 2018|
Response from Mal1960 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is always open on Fridays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 18
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandy Bay Rd | Clontarf Marina, Clontarf, Manly, New South Wales 2093, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly  >  Clontarf
Located at the newly refurbished Clontarf Marina & Perched atop the Crystal clear waters of Sandy Bay, The Sandy Bear brings our Bear family north. , this might just be our prettiest spot yet. Situated on the path of the iconic Spit to Manly walk, it's also the perfect pit stop to refuel.
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