Welcome to Marina Café & Bar

Located next to Camber Wharf marina, and between Fitzroy and Sutherland Docks, the Marina Café is a relaxed outdoor setting, ideally situated to set up a base for the day, or spend time taking a break and planning your next move on the Island. We are a family friendly operation, ensuring kids can find things to enjoy as well as their parents.

Did you know that Marina Café & Bar offers a wide range of private events including Weddings?!

With Wedding packages to suit every couple, these affordable packages are tailored to make this milestone event even more memorable. There is even additional ons available to make your big day shine even brighter!

Wedding Brochure

Special Events

For Private Functions and Events or Catering at the Marina Café & Bar and on Cockatoo Island, please go to “Events” and click on “Venue Hire and Catering”.

We are currently taking private function bookings for events after our general trading hours for up to 150 people. For all events and catering enquiries please email enquiries@cockatoomarinacafe.bar

About Us

The Marina Café is licenced with a range of beers, wines and soft drinks on offer, and without question we make the best coffee on the Island! The menu is full of fresh, tasty food, including pizzas, nachos, toasted wraps, salads, homemade cakes, muffins, ice creams and more. Don’t forget to check boards for regular specials.

There is seating for 150 and a Marquee to provide all, wet weather protection.

Please note:

  • Our food truck kitchen menu is available Thursday to Sunday (please see our social media pages for updated trading information)
  • The Marina Café & Bar will close during extreme weather conditions
  • The bar closes 30 minutes prior to closing time
  • Last kitchen orders are 1 hour prior to closing time
  • Last café orders (including coffee) are 30 minutes prior to closing time
  • For up to date information and opening times go to: https://www.facebook.com/cockatoomarinacafe
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The Marina Café & Bar opens 7 days a week all year round. Private functions can be booked any day after general trading hours.

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 9am to 4pm


Marina Cafe and Bar is such a gorgeous place. We came here for Father’s Day lunch. Despite being busy, we were welcomed warmly by the staff and our food came quickly. We tried lots of different things from the menu. The pizza was delicious and the kids loved the fish and chips but my chicken burger was the highlight for me.

It has a great vibe, good music playing, happy staff and in a superb location. We arrived by boat and moored at the marina right next to the restaurant, which made it all the more special. Cockatoo Island is wonderful for a family day out and we can’t wait to return soon.


Mel and Dave looked after our family and friends celebrating my Wife’s 40th Birthday. There was no fuss and everything was very well organised. The location was brilliant! Some of our guests hadn’t seen Cockatoo Island before so was an adventure for them and their kids. Highly recommended for a celebration, lazy Sunday afternoon or simply an adventure for a young family. Food was great for a party.


The Marina Cafe & Bar on Cockatoo Island, has a simple great menu and the pulled pork wraps are so yummy and tasty…The coffee is also amazing.
It’s a great beer garden, cafe very casual to enjoy the atmosphere of an old island that used to maintain ships. The cafe owner Melissa is a very friendly lady and the staff are lovely, (met her for the first time and enjoyed our little chat). I would recommend this place to everyone and especially if you want to bring your overseas/interstate visitors, its only a ferry ride and great views.


We stopped here midway through the self-guided walking tour for lunch.

There are a limited choices on the island Dash two and this was one of them. I had fish and chips which were quite good and my wife enjoyed a toasted ham and cheese wrap. The ambience is nice, particularly on a sunny afternoon, but you must fend off the seagulls who are used to picking up the scraps.


We stopped in here for brunch during a recent visit to Cockatoo Island. It was a quiet day, and we almost had the very pleasant cafe area to ourselves. Not much to complain about at all: the view and overall ambience is lovely and the service was fine and prompt. Breakfast rolls and wraps were sustaining, the carrot cake nice and moist, and the coffee was good, too. My only complaint is the coffee is only available in takeaway cups, even if you’re having a sit-down meal. Not a good look at most times, let alone at a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.


Best pizza I’ve EVER eaten. Had the Happy Camper. Vegetarian deliciousness! Lively friendly service too. Top marks.


Only 8 minutes by fast ferry from Barangaroo, Darling Harbour , what a gorgeous part of Sydney with amazing views of the harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The staff are very friendly, great atmosphere, we will definitely be back the food is delicious.

The container bar that serves locally brewed beer from Byron Bay on tap is a hit!


We ate here as a family group, food was great toastedpulled pork wrap was to die for andcthe fries were excellent , staff very good would reccomend to anybody


Finding us and getting here!

The Marina Café & Bar is located in the Docks Precinct on Cockatoo Island.
This is about a 5-minute easy walk from the ferry wharf at Cockatoo Island (worth the walk!).

Walk past the information center and head through the dog leg tunnel OR walk around the long way, through the Turbine Shop and arrive in the Docks (you will see us straight ahead).

Our café is located on Camber Wharf, and casual berths are available any time; $15 per four hours for boats up to 30’; please pay at the café. Overnight berths can also be booked by contacting Cockatoo Boat Storage.

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