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Sidewalk Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1A Airlie Esp, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6425
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start with the positive: The tall, skinny guy with longish blond hair. He is a keeper. I think it was his task to lure in visitors and he did this with a smile, charm and humor. He sometimes helped the wait staff and unlike the girls working there, he was curtious, smiling and service minded. This young man... More 

Thank CarolienRozema
Manchester Area
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Garlic bread with very different dips not had before (described on the menu as dips with Turkish bread but it was more like Italian Ciabatta and excellent, extra bread was only a few AUD$. Had the Seafood pasta, excellent, tasty, very good size portions and couldn't fault the attentive service. Also, ate at the La Tableau next door,... More 

Thank Extensive-Traveller
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just go if you're in Airlie Beach. Fantastic food, great coffee and very friendly staff. Outside dining. Great outlook.

Thank JustinK2009
Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem of a cafe is tucked away in Airlie beach but is a fantastic find. The staff were fantastic and the pancakes were out of this world. If you're looking for a breakfast spot I would highly recommend SW Cafe and Bar.

Thank Cat H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak was bad and instead of medium rare very well done. Service was not very good because they didn't heed to us.

Thank rbottesi
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here 3 days in a row and the food was Excellent. We had breakfast on the first day...my omelette was lovely, but we did wait 45mins...the food was great so that saved the day! On Day 2 I had the fillet steak and my partner the beef cheeks...both dishes were a knock-out and cooked to perfection. On day... More 

Thank SarahJ1985
Airlie Beach, Australia
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717 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have previously visited Sidewalk Cafe as a coffee or breakfast stop and decided to try it for dinner on a busy Friday night. We were quickly seated and oders taken. My mackarel dish was juicy nad had a tasty salad and my wife's Atlantic salmon was "nicely cooked". The service was excellent and we will be going back.

Thank croftonMelbourne
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by the Tourism Office to have a nice breakfast. I enjoyed the breakfast that I ordered ( Big Breakfast) but felt that for the price I paid, it should've been a bit more sophisticated. Maybe a nice piece of bread ( quinoa, rye ) instead of plain square white bread toast and better choice... More 

Thank Kas P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

- no arancini, even though written on the specials board - no quinoa balls - it seems the chef has a fascination with rolling foods into balls then deep frying them...... - ordered the dips platter, which came with 4 wedges of grilled bread. There is a severe oversight in the bread:dip ratio in most places, I think Sidewalk Cafe... More 

Thank Mark C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in Airlie beach especially homemade Gnocchi the best we have ever tasted. Back today for breakfast

Thank michellelee22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Airlie Esp, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4946 6425
When I think about Good Food, its about quality and value. After working in some of Australia best food establishments I have discovered making sure high quality standards are applied to the preparation, cooking and presentation of our menu is the key to its success.

SideWalk offers a cosmopolitan experience with its footpath dinning. Although this kind of dinning is not unique elsewhere in Australia, we offer a different experience in Airlie Beach, from the fantastic view, the food, wine and service we certainly stand out from the rest. Lovers of good food, coffee and wine love SideWalk.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?