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Bluewater Cafe

28 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 2051
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (12 reviews)
“beef burger” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We last went to Bluewater about 6 months ago and had a delicious Espetada. We went back specifically for this, we took the kids and when we got there saw that the whole menu has changed to extremely basic, just pasta, pizza and burgers. I...More

Thank Navigator705995
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Bluewater due to the gluten free options available. We were not disappointed- the gluten free bread was amazing as was the sausage and everything else. The wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. The coffee was also really good....More

Thank bmeadows15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two lovely breakfasts, lots of it as well! Complimentary Vegemite and peanut butter on the table if that’s your thing. Great views of you sit outside of manly beach. Definitely recommend it for breakfast if you’re getting to manly before midday!!

Thank MikeJones1878
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and relaxing environment. Fish 🐟 & chips 🍟 are delicious. Caesar salad quite unique not like the ordinary! 👍🏼

Thank Johnny Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably my most regular cafe In Manly and has been for over ten years. The food is excellent, the coffee wonderful and the location hard to beat being opposite the beautiful manly beach. You can sit watch the world go by while eating...More

Thank Rod J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Bluewater for years and it's always been one of my favourites in Manly... but not any more! The menu has changed dramatically: only pasta and pizza now. Not even any specials. The eggplant pasta was good; the pizza was ok. But...More

Thank sandier1965
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A disappointing visit had by all. The breakfast was substandard and the watermelon cocktail was the most water, tasteless cocktail I have ever had.

Thank ImogenW53
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A trip to The Blue Water is a must for m every time I go to Manly. a great Food and service. The view of the beach is another reason to go

Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

On deciding to have lunch at Manly all we had to do was find a restaurant. We chose this one as they had a lunchtime menu. We had the barramundi fillet with beer battered chips and Greek salad. The piece of fish was generous, the...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Nice spot, quick efficient great service. Good food well presented and delicous. Yummy milk shakes and fruit smoothies- Sunny Mint the favourite.

Thank Ralf G
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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Questions & Answers
23 December 2014|
Response from Sacha B | Property representative |
Yes we are BYO for wine only and we charge $4 per person corkage. Kind Regards Bluewater
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 South Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia (Formerly Blue Water Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9976 2051
  • E-mail
Wander along Manly beachfront to find where the locals choose to dine whatever the time of day. Whether you are yearning for your first coffee after an early morning dip in the ocean, a light lunch after a morning with the kids at the beach or an affordable way to dine as the sun sets Bluewater Cafe Manly has the quality of food and service to improve your day. Why do the locals choose Bluewater Cafe Manly? It may be our friendly service, our amazing coffee or just the fact that we make all of our products in house so they are fresh every day at your table.
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