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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 07:30 - 03:00
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 18:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
12 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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for an afternoon snack of a latte and muffin. Both really nice, and served with a smile. Great setting to sit in the alfresco area outside the cafe and watch the world go by.

Thank Neale P
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We really enjoyed our meals the food was great 10/10 to the chefs. What let the cafe down was the limited range of meals for dinner. Two dishes on the small menu were unavailable (ran out of them) and they ran out of mashed potato for the Lamb Shanks! They also charged us for 5 meals when we only had... More 

Thank Ian E
Birkdale, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to this cafe twice now and I wasn't disappointed either times. Great variety of food to choose from and the cakes are delicious, too many to choose from which made it hard. The coffee was excellent! Great service! Will definitely go again on my next visit to Caloundra.

Thank Kym A
Caloundra, Australia
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The service was good but the food was average. Location is great. The beers were interesting and extensive. Would not particularly recommend, other than for the view.

Thank Bunyabears
Buderim, Australia
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The spot is great and the service was really good as well. Unfortunately it is a bit overpriced I think. We ate there for lunch for two of us with two drinks and it cost almost $60. I am talking burgers and fish and chips. The food was nice enough but not for the price attached to it - $20... More 

Thank Genry_12
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

When we felt like pancakes one morning, we googled best pancakes on the coast and were directed to Cafe by the Beach - and weren't disappointed!! The staff members were friendly, there was plenty of seating and the pancakes were divine - highly recommend the butterscotch/macadamia nut one!! We'll definitely be going back!

Thank Miss_El_QLD

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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$25
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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