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Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk

$$ - $$$Cafe, Seafood,
26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 0800
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“calamari” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome cafe! Everything was so fresh and all the staff were great!! Will certainly be back to try the rest of the menu. So glad we found this place!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to buy hamburgers for dinner only to be told the grill was off. My friend ordered the senior meal for $13.50, all it had in it were chips and two tiny pieces of fish and a gem size snapper croquette....More

2  Thank Karen G
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us. Having spoken to the staff on duty we are a little disappointed that you chose to review us as you have. It was clearly pointed out that we were due to close and were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during last week of school holidays for lunch with friends: this place is pumping. Mightily impressed by the flavours and the generous portions. Add the friendly staff and the best view of the beach in Caloundra means we will be back very soon.

Thank ShadowGirl381
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for breaky last week and had to go back in the next day to try more of their great menu options. Try the chefs breaky!! Coupled with friendly staff, contemporary menu and a great beachside view this cafe ticks all the boxes....More

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just come from an appalling lunch for three at this venue Who precooks the fish in a fish and chip restaurant and then serves it much, much later to customers they hope are passing punters. Left the tired and out of date yellowed salad leaves...More

3  Thank Pmariel
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

On behalf of the Head Chef and the 26 plus local staff we employ, we take umbrage at your comments. Our produce is ordered daily; delivered fresh daily, 7 days a week. We are flabbergasted by your comments and accusations. If in fact you did...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the $10 burger deal which was superb. service was wonderful and prompt. food was delicious. highly recommend this lovely cafe.

1  Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The best salt and pepper squid on the Sunny Coast. Buy the takeaway and eat at the tables across the road overlooking the ocean. Soft, fresh and delicious. The chips portions are generous, so the large was more than 4 of us could finish.

1  Thank Travelbarista
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Thought we would try Sandbar Café as it was listed as the best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast. The value for money was good, however the fish was extremely greasy and made me feel a little sick and the chips were slightly undercooked....More

Thank kimtC2928PC
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to have fish and chips at Caloundra for my daughter’s birthday on a Tuesday evening during the summer school holidays. We have had fish and chips at the Sandbar’s Fish n Chippery on a previous occasion and the food and service was great....More

2  Thank Ozjgirl
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Fish and Chippery. We appreciate the feedback and are disappointed that your experience did not live up to expectation. We do acknowledge that the wait time was excessive, however at this time of year during peak...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great location for a Fish and Chip cafe as you can take away and eat across the road at the tables alongside the sea, absolutely stunning. The food was good - fresh and nicely cooked (ordered the family pack ($52 4 pieces of cod, calamari...More

2  Thank MargSam
SandbarCafe, Owner at Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi there Marg & Sam, Many thanks for your review. We appreciate the feedback; love the fact that you enjoyed your meal. Obviously the wait time was a little excessive; in point of fact, at this time of the year (during peak service, like dinner)...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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Description
Casual contemporary dining, overlooking the waterfront, Bulcock Beach Caloundra. More than just a Cafe, Sandbar is renowned for its emphasis on local quality produce; reasonable prices and superb service.
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