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Eat, drink, shop at these local spots in Avoca

It’s not news that everyone loves a visit to Avoca. With its iconic beach, vibrant surf culture, foodie hot spots, and boutique retailers, it makes for a perfect spot to drop by for a day visit.

To fill your day, we’ve collated the ultimate guide to where to eat, drink, and shop in Avoca.

Eat & Drink

Avoca Beach House
Situated right on the corner of Avoca Beach, the upstairs restaurant invites you in for high-quality seafood, share-style platters, and sensational cocktails.
Where: 3/85 Avoca Dr

Avoca Beach Seafoods
This fish-n-chip spot sits underneath Avoca Beach house and has some of the best fish-n-chips on the coast! With their beachfront location and live music on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, it’s a must-visit.
Where: 1/85 Avoca Dr

Avoca Beach Surf Club
Head along to the restaurant and bar at Avoca Beach Surf Club and enjoy a comforting and delicious dining experience with its unforgettable views.
Where: 10 Vine St

Book a table at Chopstix and enjoy modern Chinese dishes served in this buzzing beachside restaurant complete with red walls, paper lanterns, and those iconic Avoca water views.
Where: 168a Avoca Dr 

Like Minds Avoca
This community focussed café with a sustainable and simply divine menu has been a favourite for locals since its inception. Located just before the main Avoca strip, Like Minds is home to quality coffee, a fresh and sustainable menu, and art installations. Plus – it’s dog-friendly!
Where: 352 The Round Dr 

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Ludo’s Gourmet Kitchen
Give your taste buds a treat at Ludo’s Gourmet Kitchen – home to outstanding, unique, and restaurant-quality cakes, pastries, and desserts.
Where: 8 Cape Three Points Rd

Shady Palms
From the team that gave us the Caribbean-styled rum shack, Mumbo Jumbo’s, Shady Palms is an eclectic surf shack inspired by Hawaiian and Californian surf culture.
Where: 366 Avoca Dr

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The Boy & The Rose
Over in North Avoca, The Boy & The Rose perfectly reflects the area’s relaxed style of summer holiday vibes – with all-day breakfast and locally sourced produce.
Where: 21-23 North Avoca Pde

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The Point Café
Considered a community institution in Avoca, The Point Café is situated right on the point at Avoca Beach, meaning you literally can’t get any closer to the beach whilst in café comfort.
Where: 10 Vine St


Avoca Beach Antiques
Discover one of Australia’s largest collections of antique and vintage pieces curated over 40 years at Avoca Beach Antiques.
Where: 173 Avoca Dr 

Simply Better Wine
Is this the best wine shop on the coast? Stocking a carefully curated selection of fine wines, a collection of local craft beer and spirits, plus an in-store deli – drop by Simply Better Wine and pick up some goods to take home.
Where: 164A Avoca Dr 

The Mousehole
Explore this little gift shop located at Avoca Beach that has been supporting local craftspeople since 1972. Browse the range of babywear, pottery, glassware, jams and chutneys, and jewellery.
Where: 184A Avoca Dr

Weekends Store
More than just a retail space, Weekends Store is a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Drop in and browse the luxurious, carefully crafted lineup of goods.
Where: 168 Avoca Dr

Things to do

Aquafun Avoca Lake
Home to Australia’s largest selection of modern human-powered pedal boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, Aquafun ensures fun for all ages.
Where: 15 Ficus Ave

Avoca Beach Theatre
Discover this boutique, family-run cinema that has been screening since 1948. Still owned and run by the same family, Avoca Beach Theatre is a community hub showcasing the best in movies, plus special events, film festivals, and more.
Where: 69 Avoca Dr

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