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“Oh dear.”
Review of Cafe By The Beach

Cafe By The Beach
Ranked #105 of 202 Restaurants in Caloundra
Price range: US$9 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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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“Oh dear.”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Used to love the place when it was down at Bulcock... Now it's at Moffat it's tried to go upmarket and failed miserably. The day I went my food had pieces of broken eggshell in it, so I reported it and to their credit it and the other items were taken away - but only more expensive items were on offer. The other item I ate was rather bland, lukewarm and lacking taste in one of the headlined ingredients. The accompaniment was too spicy and overpowered the food (also too contrasting for that item and rather a strange choice). The service was vague with staff spending too much time chatting to obvious regulars/friends. The coffee was watery and average, I have had much better locally. Very disappointing for the price and would only come I had to as part of another party.

  • Visited September 2013
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Caloundra, Australia
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“cold food unhelpful waitress”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We visited hoping for a main wholesome meal after many previous good experiences.
The menu this time was limiting and all the same kind of stuff, burgers chips, burgers, more burgers, Caesar salad, fish and nachos.
My burger was tepid as was my husbands chicken. The taste was really nice, but I was afraid to eat it all incase it was reheated.
We asked the waitress for a sparkling mineral water and she didn't know if they served any and asked us if any of the items on the menu were Sparkling Water. When I asked her if she would check if they had it she rudely snapped that they only had what was on the menu. In addition there was no children's menu. We won't be rushing back!!! Shame, it used to be really nice.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Lou3940
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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good service, delicious brunch”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Good, fast service, excellent presentation of the food, really delicious fresh juices. Extensive menu. Would go again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank BMLNewZealand
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MoffatBchQld
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“Wonderful Breakfast”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Haven't eaten here for ages. On Saturday we all enjoyed a wonderful birthday breakfast. All our meals were fabulous, beautifully presented and cheerful staff. Thanks for a great morning and a lovely way to start the day.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank DeniseMoffatBchQld
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good.”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few times now. Their pancakes and coffee are great. Lunch also good, but sometimes a long wait even if it's not busy but other than that good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank freespirited91
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