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We ARE the home of the best Philly Cheese Steak available on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  Delicious flavours and made with love by Chris, the girl born & raised in Philly.

Jobs!  Yes we have casual positions available! Now! Please go to our vacancies page.

Open 8:00am - 4:00pm for great coffee, all day breakfast, seafood and delicious, hearty food. Friday night dinners are back! Open to 8pm ( last orders) from Friday October 19. Bookings are appreciated, 0434071937. We're not pretentious or trendy - just good.

Christmas lunch! Bookings are open for our much loved traditional luncheon buffet. Limited space, one seating only.

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Reviews and Testimonials

April 2017

Wow-- what a great place for a party--I had an absolute ball. Chris, Tiara and the team at Stowaway- Cafe on Pittwater did us proud. The set up, the delicious food and friendly service was AMAZING!! Nothing was too much trouble to provide and my celebration was thoroughly enjoyed by all-especially me!! Can't recommend this place enough for your function. xx Thank you so very much xxxxx  Sandi Martin


Gorgeous cafe, lovely food, amazing view and wonderful owners & staff! Great place for special celebrations or just chill out with some sparkly! Alexandra Smith


June 2016

Hi Chris and Tiara,
Thank you so much for making Helen's birthday special. The platters were a big hit and delicious and the food was great. Everyone commented on how they enjoyed being there and what a wonderful place Stowaway is. Helen had a really good time. You might have new regulars there after Helen's birthday.
Daniel Colonques


June 2015

Thank you and your staff for the wonderful job that you did for Judy's birthday party.  Everyone loved the location, the food and the service and we all had a great time.  Judy was a very happy birthday girl!!!

Ray and Judy Mahoney


July 2013

Read a lovely review of our little cafe here: http://housesits.blogspot.com.au/

September 2012

Dear Chris and Tiara,
Just want to thank you for your hopitality and welcoming atmosphere for Nita's 90th Birthday lunch. We all had a wonderful time especially Nita. The food was great and the backdrop is alway gorgeous and you two ladies and your staff are always gracious.
Again thank you for making Nita's birthday special.
Marguerite and Peter Vann 

August 2012

Some of the feedback we received from our June-July-August 2012 Living Social campaign:

"Would have to be the friendliest service I have ever had and the food was lovely"

"Perfect service. You are being made special every time you go. Nice and solid good."

"Great service, great brekkie, great view. Thanks! See you again."

"Very friendly, they even welcomed our little dog. Beautiful location and food."


"For a no fuss approach to breakfast and lunch and absolute waterfront dining, the Bayview Kiosk is a must.  With views up to Lion Island and a shaded alfresco dining area, it is one of the best spots on Pittwater.  The menu offers great variety.  Head out early and start the best part of the day with a Bayview breakfast of bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, toast and hash browns.  By far the standout on the menu are the lunch items.  Try the chicken burger with marinated breast, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, sweet chilli sauce and chips or the steak sandwich with the lot.  If it's seafood that takes your fancy, the grilled flathead served with chips and salad is a winner.  On those big craving days the garlic and chilli prawn pizza hits the spot." (Manly Daily, 20 January 2012)

"Our group really enjoyed the location and the food, which was very reasonably priced. The service was friendly and well organized. With the cafes great location, good food, and friendly staff, I am sure we will be back. Thank you for another excellent experience at Bayview Kiosk."

Lane Cove Community Aid Service, December 2011

"My family and myself would like to thank you guys for a fabulous meal in a fabulous location last night.  IT WAS AWESOME, THANK YOU SO MUCH." (21st birthday party dinner) - Deb and Kevin McCurley, December 2011


"Many thanks Chris and Tiara.  You helped make Dad's 80th very special.  Everything was wonderful." Karlene Favoloro, February 2012



"As the organiser of our large group I would like to thank you for your help in organizing pur booking. A very enjoyable breakfast with great views, breakfast was enjoyed by all and was very reasonably priced. (We) would definately consider returning. - Cindy Bunyan, Asst G M, Asquith Leagues. Dec 2011