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Cafes and Markets @ Manly Harbour Village

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim and have live in the Queensland Outback. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and event in my own backyard.
Published February 23rd 2015
Coffee fix @ Manly Harbour
Manly Harbour Village is buzzing at weekends with its regular markets and city visitors enjoying the beautiful breeze and views over the Harbour and Moreton Bay.

Manly Harbour
Manly Harbour marina


Visiting on a weekday is a chance to enjoy its serenity and sip a coffee at one of the many popular cafes and restaurants. I like to mix it up according to my mood, time of day and if I am enjoying some solitary space or the company of friends.

Manly Harbour signs
Manly Harbour Village signs


Cuttlefish Cafe is on the Esplanade and a great place to sit and have coffee and a snack on market day.

Markets @ Manly harbour Village
Manly Harbour Village markets - Image - Julien Star Photography


The cafe is a great spot on market day just opposite the Jan Powers Farmers market which bustles with fresh food from baker to butcher to farmer. The Sunday Creative markets have an eclectic range of stalls selling all manner of craft items. They are an ideal hunting ground for that unique gift or just something for you or the home. The Farmer's Markets are on the first and third Saturday of each month from 6am to noon and the Sunday Creative markets each week from 8am to 3pm.

Cuttlefish Cafe, Manly
Cuttlefish Cafe, Manly Harbour Village


Fish Cafe is on the corner of The Esplanade and Cambridge Parade and offers a mix of dining experiences with lovely views overlooking Manly Harbour. Take away fish and chips can be enjoyed with a latte outside, or dine indoors for their lunch and menu selection. Moreton Bay Bugs, ravioli and whole baked squid appropriately feature.

Fish Cafe, Manly
Fish Cafe, Manly Harbour Village


On the corner opposite is Keith's on Cambridge with also fine views overlooking the harbour. I enjoy a snack and coffee sitting outdoors perched on stools enjoying the fresh Moreton Bay breeze.

Keith's @ Manly
Keith's on Cambridge


There's a multitude of dining choices as you go up Cambridge Parade with the Manly Cafe, Manly Hotel, Celtic Corner (great for Guinness) and the Manly Deck with its balconied views above.

Manly Cafe
Manly Cafe


Celtic Corner - Manly Harbour Village
Celtic Corner - Manly Harbour Village


A newcomer on the scene is the Cambridge Lane Cafe tucked away off Cambridge Parade up from the Manly Travel shop. It's a bustling hub particularly at weekends.

Cambridge Lane Cafe, Manly
Cambridge Lane Cafe, Manly


Ebb & Flow is a few doors up the Parade with an eclectic range of items for home and self, and provides a lovely stop where owner Julieann will have a friendly chat. They also have a free giftwrapping service.

Ebb & Flow @ Manly
Ebb & Flow @ Manly


Stop by for a look and possible purchase at The Manly Gallery which only displays and sells Queensland artists.

Manly Gallery
Manly Gallery


For information call (07) 3348 3524 or visit the Wynnum Manly Visitor Information Centre on the William Gunn Jetty overlooking the harbour open from 9am weekdays and 10am at weekends.

Manly Information Centre
Manly Information Centre


Check out the Manly Harbour Village website for all contact details and events.
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