We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sandbar Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
175b Beaconsfield Pde, Middle Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206, Australia
+61 3 9696 6334
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 92: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is amazing! Too busy on weekends but on weekdays you cannot find better spot in Melbourne. Visited for breakfast with friend and dog . Staff was so attentive and pets loving. Food is ok . Still my favourite spot !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful location to sit and watch the waves roll into shore whilst enjoying the company of friends and family. Food is good, service excellent and often crowded and noisy but go early and you will enjoy your surroundings. Very busy on weekends so beware of this. Parking is also often an issue.

Thank Lee A
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, but that's where it ends. For the price, I'd expect better quality food. All our breakfasts came out separately over about a 20min period. We finished breakfast before our coffees were delivered. Outside on the deck is a great spot but looks and feels dirty with the old worn table and chairs and rubbish laying on the ground.... More 

Thank Mitch G
Level Contributor
120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy possibly due to its location, varied menu choice, with a selection of snacks and main meals, also a good drinks selection, staff are friendly and plenty of them, take your table number to the counter and food is served to you, we only had drinks as we thought the food was pricey for what you got, again probably... More 

Thank Theresa H
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Breakfast, lunch or dinner - such a lovely atmosphere on the beach. Little bit pricey but typical for this location. Good service.

Thank NJF2014
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The location is great for a warm day and so I decided to stay and ordered the calamari salad which was very nice with just the right amount of spice. The meal was delivered to the table quickly. Having ordered and paid for a drink to go with the meal, I still had to track down two staff members on... More 

Thank Jules S
South Yarra
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Have had lunch with friends at this restaurant a number of times on week days, great location, pleasant staff and easy parking. We have found the quality of the set menu and specials offer a good choice to suite both taste and budget. The wine list is small and perhaps a tad up on dollar value for what is offered... More 

Thank katherinel847
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Dropped in on Father's Day around 11am hoping to get a table believing you couldn't book a table but was disappointed that tables had been reserved. Anyway after a short wait we got a place to sit at the counter facing the road. Breakfast choices were the standard fare, nothing special or out of the ordinary, but pricey! When did... More 

Thank Ravinder S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Had fish and pulled pork burger both were poor. Fish was greasey and serious doubts if it was barrumundi. Pork had a bun that could have come from Coles.

Thank Andrew G
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We sat outside to make the most of the ambience which was delightful. Do not go here if you want to avoid dogs, kids and noise - it's family and dog friendly and kids play while parents eat and chat. We enjoyed the scrambled eggs, eggs fungi and fresh fruit salad with yogurt. All good with generous servings. The coffee... More 

Thank burra5

Travellers who viewed Sandbar Beach Cafe also viewed

Albert Park, Port Phillip
Middle Park, Port Phillip
St Kilda, Port Phillip

Been to Sandbar Beach Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175b Beaconsfield Pde, Middle Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  Middle Park
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9696 6334
Sandbar Beach Café is a beautiful café located on the water of Port Phillip Bay. Come in and enjoy breakfast and lunch in this casual, relaxing café or soak up the views on our deck on the sand just metres away from the waters edge.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sandbar Beach Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?