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Bench Cafe - CLOSED

Rialto Square - Shop 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9976 5733
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
20 May 2016
“Worst service I've ever experienced and below average food”
21 Apr 2016
“Don't bother ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rialto Square - Shop 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

I was shocked by the service here. A few examples: - not a hint of friendliness from the staff - they forgot two of our drinks, brought one eventually after we asked and we had to ask twice more for the other - they brought...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for brekky Saturday morning. Found staff unhelpful and unfriendly, coffee was bitter and limited menu options. Asked for some spreads for the plain crossaint that never came. Will not be returning- will stick to our regular across the way.

Thank Ricker_C
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Shocking customer service! Came to get a couple of takeaway coffees today. The blond girl took my order and after that made me wait for 5 minutes, completely ignoring me. After a while other guy asked me if I'm waiting for a coffee and what...More

Thank Monika H
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

My family and I attended this cafe twice on our visit to Manly. The coffee is delicious and bought out quickly. You have to order at the counter which was not mentioned to us when we sat down and had water bought to us. We...More

Thank Beachy031
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The cafe is very centrally located just off the beach and has great coffee and a selection of breakfast options

Thank Tradeasia
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Loving the new offerings at all three meals. New chef and new menu with wider range of offerings. Very fresh with fantastic layers of flavours from herbs and citrus among other tasty things. Look for the live music evenings, Ella Freestone and Ziggy McNeill recently...More

Thank Carmelmom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We decided to find a place off the corso and were not disappointed by the Bench Cafe! Fish tacos and Burger for lunch were reasonably priced and delicious, Coffees were especially good.

Thank Andreas F
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Unless you are Swedish? And your friend is the waitress,,,,, at least she's consistent,,,,,each time she has friends come to dine she makes them feel at home,,,,sits down with them,,,chats away,,,,don't worry about serving the rest of us,,,,,we will ask someone else,,,for a plate,,,,for cutlery,,,,,for...More

Thank fideleroyale
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We are fairly regular patrons of Bench café. Why - the fajitas are delicious, the prices are good, and the space is great for families (kids can run around in the Rialto Square). Like many such cafes, there are few regular staff; most of the...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Good service, great food, great location. Easy food, nice and fresh and a great spot for kids. We go to Bench regularly and would recommend, especially for early dinners. Only one problem - would like a broader range of white wine options as there is...More

Thank We_love_holidays_107
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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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rialto Square - Shop 3A | 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9976 5733
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