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North Avoca

The Boy & The Rose

One of the Central Coast’s best kept cafe secrets

Although the lockdown has seen many businesses keeping quiet, North Avoca’s The Boy and The Rose is still open and trading daily for all your takeaway needs!

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Owner, Georgia Spencer was just 22 and still completing her communications degree when she opened the now renowned café. Fast forward six years on and The Boy and The Rose still has the hearts of locals and tourists (when they can visit), located in the iconic position, a stone’s throw away from North Avoca beach.  

“We have such a great following down here, it’s awesome.” Georgia said. 

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With business going from strength to strength, some interior adjustments were made to the cafe and the renovations were revealed in June 2021.

Not the best of timing to relaunch a business with the Central Coast going into lockdown soon after. Georgia has however maintained her positive attitude, instead deciding to focus on how to use the quieter time to her advantage,

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"The lockdown has allowed for the staff to adjust to the new layout and fittings and it's also allowed for me to plan for the future. 

"having been through it all once, we were able to quickly shift to takeaway service and maintain the café’s existing opening hours of 6am - 3pm daily. It hasn't been easy and it's tough with staff that you value, making sure they’re okay. 

“however, we're staying positive. We survived the last lockdown; we will survive this one.”

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When it comes to the menu side of things The Boy and The Rose perfectly reflects North Avoca’s relaxed style of summer holiday vibes, with all-day breakfast and locally sourced produce, as well as serving Wyong-based roasters, Glee coffee.

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Some of the favourites include their Signature Avocado with Sonoma sourdough, smashed avocado, house-made beetroot relish, and a poached egg sprinkled with Danish feta, and the Instaworthy’ Acai Bowl, blended with banana and coconut water, topped with seasonal fresh fruit and Byron Bay gluten-free granola. 

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“Our Signature Avo and Acai Bowl have been the same since we opened. We have changed the menu a fair bit, but they have always stayed - we don’t have the heart to remove them! They’ve always been a favourite so we have kept them going through our takeaway window during covid.”
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When it comes to thinking about the future of The Boy and The Rose Georgia explains, 

“I’d love to be able to expand the space in the next few years and incorporate catering and functions as well as hosting nights. We do have a small space so this would be offsite through popups, and kitchen takeovers. That would be awesome.”

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Whether you're a local in lockdown, or a visitor planning ahead for future day trips, The Boy and The Rose will be there supporting all your caffeine and acai bowl needs.