Eat & Drink

Here’s a taste of where to kickstart your day

Breakfast culture is alive and well on the Central Coast so no matter what part of the vast peninsula you’re visiting, there’s a multitude of spots to start your day the right way! Here’s our guide to some of the best breakfast venues around the Coast.

Bateau Beach Cafe

A stone’s throw from beautiful Bateau Bay Beach, the Bateau Beach Cafe has fast become a local favourite. Serving up delicious Single O coffee, a fully stocked range of goodies, and a menu to suit any taste, this is a great spot to fuel up before a day outdoors.

Our pick: Bubble & Squeak – potato and vegetable patties, poached eggs, charred corn salsa, pumpkin hummus, bacon, baby spinach, and chilli aioli.
Where: 61 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay


One of the longest-running cafes in Terrigal, Bellyfish is as relevant today as it was when it first opened. With ample street-side seating perfect for dolphin and whale sightings – Bellyfish encapsulates everything that is good about living on the Central Coast.

Our pick: Lemon Meringue Pancakes – with lemon curd ice cream, fresh mango, raspberries, and passionfruit coulis.
Where: Shop 3 & 4/112 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

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Coast 175

Coast 175 in Ettalong is a dream of beachy vibes, featuring Campos Coffee, regularly changing specials, and an all-day menu of Aussie breakfast classics.

Our pick: Coast French Toast – with brioche French toast with ricotta, passionfruit curd, and fresh mint.
Where: 1/175 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach

Green Tangerine

Green Tangerine claims a prime Insta-worthy location alongside the famous Long Jetty mural, matched only by its picture-perfect meals and in-house bakery items.

Our pick: Red Hot Chilli Eggs – sriracha scrambled eggs served on toasted Turkish bread topped with creamy Danish feta, chilli flakes and spring onions and served with a side of chilli aioli.
Where: 393 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty

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Island Time Espresso Bar

Perched on some of the best real estate in Terrigal, Island Time Espresso Bar is home to an all day brunch menu. Alongside the classics there is a selection of tropical inspired dishes and big breakfast island bowls.

Our pick: Big Kahuna – with eggs, bacon, chorizo, avocado, haloumi, blistered cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, hashbrown, and chilli jam on white sourdough.
Where: 104 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

Kew Dining

For a touch of country club style serenity, look no further than Kew Dining. Think cafe meets fine dining and you’ve got Kew Dining – one of the busiest and most desirable cafes on the Central Coast.

Our pick: Corn Fritter Stack – with haloumi, avocado smash, salsa mix, hummus, and chilli dip.
Where: 414 Central Coast Hwy, Erina Heights 

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Head through the main drag of trendy Long Jetty and you’ll be captivated by a bright green mural featuring hibiscus flowers, a cheeky lorikeet, a serene Buddha, coastal motifs, and a smiling sun to brighten your day.

Our pick: Mushroom Bruschetta – with garlic, mushrooms, pesto, fresh herbs, and house nut mix on sourdough.
Where: 310A The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty

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Luna Cafe Terrigal

The combination of consistently great coffee, unique Middle Eastern-inspired flavours, and a chill vibe is drawing locals to visit Luna.

Our pick: Apple Crumble Porridge – warm oat porridge served with stewed spiced apples, topped with an almond crumble and your choice of milk.
Where: 2/112 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal 

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Morning Coffee Society

There is a community of people who bond over their morning coffee, and with its cosy interior, communal table, and friendly staff, Morning Coffee Society brings that moment of connection to Long Jetty.

Our pick: Nourish Bowl – with double haloumi, kale, broccolini, hummus, pesto, garlic mushrooms, chunky smashed avocado, and poached egg topped with parmesan cheese, seeds, and lemon.
Where: 6/334 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty 

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South End Social

Smack in the middle of the Gosford CBD is South End Social – a sophisticated cafe bringing something new to the Gosford food and drink scene.

Our pick: Smashed Pumpkin on Toast – maple roasted pumpkin, feta, smoked almond dukkah, beetroot tahini dressing, and crispy kale.
Where: 1/32 Mann St, Gosford 

The Boy & The Rose

The Boy & The Rose perfectly reflects North Avoca’s relaxed style of summer holiday vibes with an all-day breakfast menu and locally sourced produce.

Our pick: Tradie B & E – bacon and egg on a damper roll with bbq sauce.
Where: 21-23 North Avoca Pde, North Avoca 

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The Fat Goose 

Part cafe, part bakery, part deli, The Fat Goose is a family-run business on the picturesque Hardy’s Bay.

Our pick: South of The Border Eggs – 12-hour Mexican-spiced brisket hash with two fried eggs served on tostadas with tomatillo salsa, jalapeno and braised black beans with a tangy parmesan snow.
Where: 1 Killcare Rd, Killcare 

The Lavender Goat

The Lavender Goat will have your mouth watering from the moment you set eyes on its cabinet of cakes, rolls, and treats at the door. The Lavender Goat has taken Charmhaven by storm with its bright and colourful menu and divine coffee.

Our pick: Benny-Licious – slice sourdough toasted with spinach, two poached eggs, bacon or smoked salmon topped with hollandaise.
Where: 127-131 Pacific Hwy, Charmhaven

The Pantry

Featuring soft pink hues, brass fixtures, and a significant wine wall indicates this isn’t your typical cafe stop. Whether you’re a guest of The Quarters hotel or just dropping in, this poolside venue offers an all-day brunch menu.

Our pick: Beet The Avo – beetroot white bean hummus, sliced avocado, cashew cheese, crispy fried kale, and soft poached eggs on sourdough.
Where: 5/960 The Entrance Rd, Forresters Beach 

The Tame Fox

The Tame Fox has been a venue in the heart of Erina since 2016, and current owner Belinda has created a true community space where the Coast’s diverse range of customers can gather for a guaranteed good time over quality food.

Our pick: Indulgent Waffles – Belgian-style waffles served with vanilla ice cream, real maple syrup, and berry compote.
Where: 224 The Entrance Rd, Erina

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