Your hit list for vegan dining on the Coast
Vegan dining started out as a fairly niche business, but within the last five years, the movement has absolutely exploded as more people change their lifestyles to suit their health and ethical beliefs.
We’re even starting to see vegan hatted restaurants, and more vegan eateries popping up all the time.
To help you scope out the best vegan eats on the Central Coast, we’ve pulled together a guide on some of the places we love to visit that have lots of quality vegan options. We know the Coast is a big place so we’ve split it, top, middle, and bottom!
Top – Wyong/The Entrance/Tuggerah
Motel Mezza – Wyong
Inspired by traditional Lebanese cuisine, the menu at Motel Mezza is focused on mezze platters and banquets. Think dips, flatbreads, small bites and plenty of Lebanese grilled vegetables. About a third of the menu here is completely plant-based.
The Secret Café – Charmhaven
The Secret Café has plenty of vegan breakfast and lunch options, like the Vegan Bliss Bowl, a bean and mushroom burger, a falafel wrap and a vegan brekky stack.
Mojave Grind – Killarney Vale (Temporarily closed)
Opened during the height of COVID, this little café at Killarney Vale has quickly grown to be a real hit with Coastie vegans! Scan your eye over their menu and you won’t see a skerrick of meat.
Los Dos Hombres – The Entrance
This Mexican joint has a whole dedicated vegan menu, with vegan versions of Mexican classics like quesadillas, burritos and enchiladas.
Middle – Long Jetty to Kincumber
Bay Organics – Toowoon Bay
Get your breakfast or lunch feed at Bay Organics in Toowoon Bay. Their vegan smoothie bowls look particularly mouth-watering.
Modern Organic – Long Jetty
Modern Organic is a yoga studio and a cafe, so you can take a class to unwind before tucking into vegan nasi goreng or one of their smoothie bowls.
Teta’s Gourmet Lebanese Kitchen – Terrigal
You’ll find this little gem tucked into the back of the busy Terrigal loop, behind the Crowne Plaza hotel. The hero of the restaurant is the food and you won’t find a better authentic Lebanese menu on the coast.
Bowlarama Bowls – Kincumber
Bowlarama Bowls are 100% plant-based and made from the freshest, high-quality ingredients. You don’t have to worry about scanning the menu or checking the fine print, it’s all safe for vegans. They also have a location at Long Jetty too!
Bamboo Buddha – Holgate
Expect to find a range of vegan and vegetarian wholefoods, sweet treats and hot drinks on the menu at Bamboo Buddha in Holgate. You can pop down for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or just coffee and cake.
Three Donkeys Wholefood Cafe – Wamberal
Also a homewares and clothing store, Three Donkeys Wholefood Cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Try one of their sweet treats or sip on a speciality coffee.
Bottom – Gosford to the Peninsula
Pinnochio’s Wine & Pizza Bar – Gosford
If you’re after perfect Italian food with a beautifully matched wine or cocktail, you need to get ordering or book a coveted seat at Pinnochio's Wine & Pizza Bar. The restaurant has had a strong focus on plant-based vegan food since opening, so vegans are in luck.
Executive chef Sean Connolly’s general food philosophy focuses heavily on ethically sourced produce and premium suppliers. To meet the needs of the Coast’s most ethical diners, The Bon introduced a “Vegan Feast” night which happens on the first Wednesday of every month – but make sure you book, reservations are essential!
Vegalicious – Ettalong Beach
Vegalicious is a vegan's paradise in Ettalong Beach. You can find breakfasts and lunches, raw vegan desserts and cakes, plus other sweet treats. We're eyeing off the roasted pecan caramel cheesecake.
Osteria il Coccia – Ettalong Beach
If you’re up for some vegetarian fine dining, Osteria il Coccia is one to tick off your list. The set menu changes every two weeks, meaning it’s seasonal, fresh, innovative, and made with a lotta love. One thing you can count on is that it’s cooked by flame.
Fah’s Kitchen – Woy Woy
Finding a good vegan curry is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but we think Fah’s Kitchen at Woy Woy has got it down pat. They also do a great vegan laksa – check it out!
Gnostic Mana Cafe – Woy Woy
Using only the freshest ingredients, Gnostic Mana Cafe in Woy Woy has vegan diners sorted. They also make their own unique blend of coffee beans which you can take home for yourself.