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“Good food, lovely atmosphere, great music”
Review of Sandbar Cafe

Sandbar Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Burnaby, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, lovely atmosphere, great music”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Love the food - it's fresh and I just love the homemade feel of the gravy. The atmosphere was amazing - so close to the water and you can feel how clean the air is. Great local music playing.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Jas C
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English first
North Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stopped by this lovely cafe on way to the ferry. Had a great lunch...healthy portions, tasty food and super staff. Recommend it to anyone going to/through Qualicum Bay. Part of the restaurant also serves as an art gallery for local artists, and several nights a week local musicians come to play! Quite the community hub!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Bjcurry
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great view, friendly service, tasty breakfast”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

After having driven by this place many times, we finally stopped in early one morning. What a surprise! The cafe is well situated by the water and you can take in the view both inside or out on the pleasant patio. Our server was friendly and efficient. We opted for the traditional breakfast which featured very generous portions of tasty eggs and sausages. All in all, we were well satisfied.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank canadatraveljunkie39
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Salmon fish n chips...”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

When they put malt vinegar down, you hope they are good. Well I was not disappointed. Batter was a little heavy but generous portions. And wow great view

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2 Thank Brian555-YYC
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Courtenay, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Stopped in a whim midafternoon, next time is on purpose”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I arrived at around 4pm. Not a great time to expect a fresh lunch. I ordered the sushi and gomae special out of many possibles (including halibut and chips, oyster burger, bison burger...

My dynamite roll (the special) had obviously been freshly assembled. The rice was slightly warm, the shrimp hot. The gomae salad had obviously been made with steamed (chilled) spinach, it still had nice intact stems and was dressed perfectly in a miso dressing.

The menu I brought home to show my husband. We are going back - breakfast looked great, and so did the dinner choices.

There is an art gallery on the walls - mostly ocean motif which fits the setting perfectly. I didn't eat on the outside patio but on a warmer day it looked very inviting.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Easygoing-11
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