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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
“calamari” (14 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overpriced for what we got. The fish was dry, and the batter fell straight off it. Calamari serve was super small for $9 although it was tender. Beer battered chips were hit and miss. Some of them were Ok some were just plain chips. Worst...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

breakfast is to die for... make sure you have their coffee, and also their breakfast is the type you want to take a pic of before eating... yum

Thank Becc078
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a brunch with family and the staff were friendly and helpful. We ordered our meals and mine came out as a kids meal, which was quickly corrected and the staff very apologetic. One thing we didn’t love was the hollandaise sauce, but...More

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit on two separate trips to Caloundra and Sandbar didn’t disappoint. Fish was fresh and tasty – perhaps a little on the small side, but then again I did have to share with a toddler who loved the fish and ate more than...More

Thank lifelovetravelfood1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After just flying in we were looking for a spot to eat near our hotel. Parking was a breeze. I chose the smashed avo which was mixed with ricotta. So delicious. Hubby selected the fish and chips. Two massive pieces of fish appeared with lots...More

Thank 198staceyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brunch was served over an extended period from a good menu. Choices were bacon and eggs and ham and cheese croissants. Seems simple but we all enjoyed our meals and the friendly service. A great central location on a stroll along the waterfront in Caloundra...More

Thank dunnsnewsagency
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not often we eat fish and chips but on a rainy night thought it was an easy option.The calamari was the best I have had in a long time and the fish was fresh and well cooked.Would recommend to others without a doubt.

Thank AngeGC11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and tasty meal for 2 on a Thursday night - $30. Small selection but we thoroughly enjoyed the food. Staff were great. Can hardly wait to eat there again. Just simply good value for money on a windy rainy night.

Thank jarydr2016
Reviewed 11 March 2018

OMG what can I say? It was 10 minutes to two, the kitchen was closing very soon, and we stumbled upon this great café. The staff couldn't do enough for us. The décor pleasant, we sat at the window overlooking the beach and enjoyed every...More

1  Thank Port librarian
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there food was great and service was fantastic, desserts with yum, and very friendly staff.

Thank Mandy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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