Looking for the best breakfast spot on the Central Coast? Here’s a taste of where to get your taste-buds going!
Brekkie 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 kickstart your day! Here’s our guide to some of the best breakfast venues around the Coast.
Long Jetty/Toowoon Bay/Bateau Bay
The Green Tangerine
The Green Tangerine is an artisan on-site bakery and cafe that uses French traditional baking methods to create some of the finest sourdoughs, pastries & treats. Their breakfast menu is full of beautifully plated Instagram-worthy dishes from granola, brekky rolls and smashed avo. All your classics like The Avo Bravado or Benny Boi seem to have a little Green Tangerine twist - think beetroot labneh, salsa verde mushies, and brioche buns. Grab a table alongside the famous Long Jetty mural, or treat yourself to the famous cinnamon bun and a takeaway coffee using beans from Sydney boutique roasters The Little Marionette.
Open: 7 days, 8am - 3pm
Where: 393 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty
Prices: From $15 - toasted granola and yoghurt, to $20 - eggs benedict and sourdough.
Famous for their smoothie bowls and vegan treats, Bay Organics is a great spot for a healthy breakfast. Their menu focuses on organic, good quality, local produce used simply. If you’re not into the smoothie game (though they might just convert you!), choose from a variety of sourdough “toast toppers”, granola, raisin toast, the Green Bowl, or the P.L.A.T - potato rosti, lettuce, avo, tomato.
Open: Mon-Sat: 7am - 2pm, Sun: 8am - 2pm
Where: 82 Toowoon Bay Road, Toowoon Bay
Prices: From $7 - raisin toast, $9 - “toast toppers” to $13 - for the extensive smoothie menu ($17 as a smoothie bowl)
Bateau Beach Cafe
A stone’s throw from beautiful Bateau Bay Beach, 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. On the sweet side try the acai bowl, chia and oat pudding, or fluffy hotcakes. If you’re after something savoury the range of brekkie wraps/burritos have you covered, but what caught our eye was the green pea and haloumi fritters ($21) complete with poached eggs and your choice of bacon, smoked salmon, or grilled vegetables.
Open: Mon-Sun Coffee 5am - 2.30pm / Breakfast served 6:30am - 11.30am (with a selection of breakfast items served all day)
Where: 61 Bateau Bay Road, Bateau Bay
Prices: From $8 - banana bread, $12 - B&E roll to $23 - for the full big breakfast.
Special mention: The Glass Onion Society and Modern Organic make up the trifecta of must-visit cafes in the heart of Long Jetty.
Glee Coffee Roasters - Chapman
Overlooking the sun-drenched Chapman Lawns in the centre of Wyong, Glee Coffee Roasters is known for its range of specialty coffee. Their menu of single origin coffees move with the seasons, with 4 different brews on offer each season. They also serve up an all day breakfast including the indulgent Nutella Waffles, Halloumi and Pesto Stack, and your choice of basic or loaded B&E rolls. If you’re the picky (or just indecisive!) type then go to town with the “Build Your Own” option. The vegan Nourish Bowl is also a delicious and filling option for breakfast or lunch!
Open: Mon-Fri 6am - 2.30pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2.30pm (kitchen closes 2pm)
Where: The Chapman Building. Shop 9, 14 Alison Rd, Wyong
Prices: From $9 - basic B&E roll to $17 - halloumi and pesto stack
There’s also another Glee Coffee Roasters location at Erina Heights.
The Lavender Goat
The Lavender Goat will have your mouth watering from the moment you set eyes on their cabinet of cakes, rolls, and treats at the door. Opening in November of 2020, TLG has taken Charmhaven by storm with their bright and colourful menu and Fat Goat coffee. For the dish that will be turning heads as it’s walked through the cafe, go for ‘We Love The French’, a stack of two thick cut pieces of Sonoma fruit bread French toast drowned in nutella, ice cream and fruit. Other favourites include the Avo Smash, Benny Roll, and the vegetarian Goatie Stack.
Open: Mon-Fri 6am - 3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Where: 127-131 Pacific Highway Charmhaven (next to Kam’s Court, the big red Chinese restaurant)
Prices: From $14.50 - double B&E roll to $23.50 - eggs benedict, bacon and hash browns
Special mention: We’re giving away the secret of The Secret Cafe, a pet and family friendly cafe serving up all day breakfast and lunch with a huge outdoor seating area and backyard (you may even spot some wildlife!).
Island Time Espresso Bar
Perched on some of the best real estate in Terrigal, Island Time Cafe is home to the All Day Brunch. Alongside the classics, you can go tropical with an Acai Island Bowl, or satisfy a hunger with one of their Breakfast Bowls. The Green Bowl is packed with sauteed kale, baby spinach, avocado, edamame, quinoa, haloumi, poached egg; while the Mexican Bowl spices things up with mexican bean mix, chorizo, scrambled egg, spinach, pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream.
Open: Mon-Sun 7am-3pm
Where: 104 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal
Prices: From $10 - B&E roll to $18 - The Green Bowl
The Boy and The Rose
This North Avoca cafe is a laid back favourite for loyal locals and visitors to the Central Coast’s famous Avoca Beach. Having undergone a reno during lockdown in July, the ornate tiles, Moroccan style lamps, and simple wicker furniture will have you in ‘holiday mode’ in no time. Grab their signature North Avocado on Sonoma sourdough (smashed avocado, house-made beetroot relish, and a poached egg sprinkled with Danish feta) or the crowd favourite Acai Bowl, blended with banana and coconut water, topped with seasonal fresh fruit and Byron Bay gluten-free granola.
Open: Mon-Sun 6am-3pm
Where: 21-23 N Avoca Parade, North Avoca
Prices: From $10 - B&E roll to $17 - avocado smash
For a touch of ‘country-club’ style serenity, look no further than Kew Dining by English-born owner and Head Chef Lawry Gordon. Think “cafe meets fine dining” and you’ve got one of the busiest and most desirable cafes on the Central Coast. The breakfast menu is picture perfect, and to our delight includes a simple but delicious British favourite - fresh scones with jam and cream. For something more substantial try the Spinach and Ricotta Omelette or the Wild Mushrooms featuring herb butter made from the gardens at Kew.
Open: Mon-Sun 7am-3pm (breakfast served until 12pm)
Where: 414 Central Coast Hwy, Erina Heights (next to the Ken Duncan gallery)
Prices: From $8.50 - x2 scones w/jam and cream to $22 - baked chickpea ragout w/poached eggs
A slice of Bali in the valley of Holgate, Bamboo Buddha is a vegan and vegetarian hotspot. Everything on the menu is 100% vegetarian, with organic dairy and free-range local eggs being the only animal products used. Walk the winding pathways to a seat beside the Koi pond and start your day with the Spicy Tofu Scramble, The Loaded Sourdough (a roast vege stack with house pesto, almond fetta & balsamic glaze), or the Winter Warmth Pancakes spiced with cardamom and topped with brown sugar butter, apple & rhubarb compote.
Open: Thu-Sun 9am-3pm (some breakfast items only available until 11am)
Where: 221 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate
Prices: From $11 - eggs on toast to $19 - the dishes mentioned above.
Coast 175 Ettalong is a dream of beachy vibes, featuring Campos Coffee, regularly changing specials, and an all day menu of favourite breakfast classics. We recommend adding some of the Coast relish to your corn fritters, or dive into the brioche french toast if you’ve got a sweet tooth!
Open: Mon-Fri 5.30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-4pm
Where: 1/175 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
Prices: From $14 - Deluxe B&E roll to $22 - The Coast Big Brekkie
Special mention: Lords of Pour serves up self-proclaimed “killer brews and awesome chews” and is the specialty coffee hot-spot on the south end of the coast.
The Fat Goose
Part cafe, part bakery, part deli, The Fat Goose is a family run business on the picturesque Hardys Bay. Owner Mike bakes his own rustic-style breads, European pastries and tasty savoury dishes while his son Zac dishes up the coffees. We figure if you’ve made a visit you might as well have a Parisian style experience and take up one of the pastries, else the Killcare Boaties of house made rosti, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon & dill yogurt is a stand out!
Open: Mon-Sun 6:30am-2.30pm
Where: 3 Killcare Rd, Killcare
Prices: From $6.50 - house-made croissant to $17.50 - eggs benedict with smoked salmon