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Cafe By The Beach

££ - £££
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
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14 Seaview Tce, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 9505
07:30 - 03:00
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Mon - Thu 07:30 - 03:00
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 18:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Invited a friend to the once iconic cafe to b disappointed by not only limited,unimaginative food choice, prices too high for the quality of food served. Water served to table was hot as was the wine. Never again.

Thank smithyinqld
Sunshine Coast QLD
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222 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice location, the breeze was just what we needed after a long hot day! Loved that they went out of their way to accommodate our two little toy poodles max and sam, food was delicious and well presented and overall the price was good too, would definitely return, very friendly wait staff and very prompt service:-)

Thank Kellie C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and had the Portobello Mushroom dish with an avo salsa.. it was really yummy, although for $18 I would have hoped for more avocado and more than 2 mushrooms! Apart from that, the meal was was absolutely delicious and the service was pleasant.

Thank Ash H
Kings Beach, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have dined here on a few occasions and always found the meal delicious and good value compared to some venues on the coast. Last night I chose the vegetarian option and my 2 friends had the barramundi. I have also tried the steak special on a Friday night and the salads at lunch time. The bread and butter pudding... More 

Thank sheenabribieisland
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91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Who is running this restaurant? If you are fully booked for dinner, then you should ensure that all Menu items are fully available, so you don't run out after the FIRST table orders their meals. Also, you should have adequate staff numbers out the front, and sensible seating plans for your customers. Looked like they had no idea how to... More 

Thank sglawrence2000
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Ordered lunch special of seafood chowder for 2, well it was a very small bowl, mostly carrot, onion & other vegetable with 2 very oily fried prawns on the top, chilli oil & a piece of cold buttered toast. Hard to find any other seafood.Cost $21.00 each. We think we got the last scrapings of the pot. With 2 glasses... More 

Thank Julee H
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Checking out the surf at Moffat's, needed some lunch. Plenty of cafes to choose from but the salads in Cafe by the Beach's display window tempted us. We weren't disappointed. A lovely vegetarian muffin and choice of two salads for the two of us to share. Just delicious, fresh and tasty. The Chicken risotto salad, I have since tried to... More 

Thank Russ and Andrea S
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We tried their $15 steak night and it was terrible! We ordered 3 steaks, one rare, one medium and one medium to well - all three were well done and then some!! Steak was tough and basically unedible! We complained to the waiter and asked him to give feedback to the cook who clearly doesn't know how to cook steak... More 

Thank BecandNod
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This spot looked very busy during the day so booked to try their Steak Night for dinner. Big mistake! Whilst other cafes n this strip were buzzing, Cafe by the Beach was dead. There really is no ambience to speak of here. During the day the view to the beach is good but at night there is nothing to make... More 

Thank Sandy L
Queensland, Australia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Location is very nice - back from the beach. Service was ok - ambience was average - food looked better than it tasted. Is a good spot for coffee and cake.

Thank Kristie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Seaview Tce, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5491 9505
Café by the beach is located in the heart of beautiful Moffat Beach and is open 7 days. The friendly wait staff provides excellent service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. The restaurant seats 110 guests and is the ideal location for business functions and get-togethers with family and friends. Famous for their “all day” pancakes, the café serves gourmet style cafe food daily and delicious modern-style cuisine nightly including pizza, pasta and blackboard specials.

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