So, you’ve braved it and come down from Sydney to spend a weekend on the sunny Central Coast.

But your sceptical. You have your favourite morning coffee spot and brunch destination and your just not sure if the coast will be up to scratch.

Well can we just say, fear no more! We’re delivering our 10-favourite brunch, lunch and coffee spots all over the coast. So, grab your keep cup because we are about to spill some serious tea.


Boy and The Rose

Location – North Avoca

Away from the hustle and bustle of Terrigal The Boy and the Rose is a small locals café full of vibrant people and delicious food.

Our Order –

Dragon Fruit Bowl

Oreo Shake

Prawn and Chorizo Scramble




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Like Minds Avoca

Location – Avoca

With a philosophy to be as waster free and sustainable as possible these guys have really created such a beautiful community in Avoca. Head down the road from them every Wednesday from 4-6 and find their local farmers markets with a variety of the best fruits and veggies you will find on the coast.

Our Order –

Cacao Elixir

Sunshine Dhal Bowl

Surfers Toast


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The Glass Onion

Location – Long Jetty

Our OG guys, the guys that started the Long Jetty movement from a quiet rundown town to an energetic cool funky place. This is our go-to coffee spot every morning.

Our Order –

Freakin’ Fritters

Schmick Chick Burger

Strong Coffee!


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Bamboo Buddha


Location – Holgate/ Matcham


We love our meat don’t get us wrong however the tranquil bamboo forest, flowing water and lush greenery that surrounds this café makes it hard to not put it in the top 10, besides the food is so good here you forget you even need meat for a meal.

Our Order –

Veggie Curry

Crispy Risotto

Homemade Pastries


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Location – Terrigal

Best coffee in Terrigal and the best food too. These guys work hard to create unique dishes that taste incredible as well as sourcing so much of their ingredients locally. This is the locals spot for the Terrigal folk.

Our Order –

The Loaded Toastie

Pork Belly Eggs Benny

Six String Coastie Beer


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Location – Erina

Great coffee and food and in such a convenient spot for those days you need a quick take away when running errands. We love the chill atmosphere here and the smell of coffee walking past this place just gets you in the door quick smart!

Our Order –

Banana Pancakes

Avocado Toast

Mango Smoothie


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The Fat Goose


Location – Killcare


It may be just a small café in Killcare, but it packs a big punch. Home to THE BEST pies you will get on the coast all of the fillings and pastry are handmade and baked every day and amazing after a good hike or trip to the beach!

Our Order –

Beef and Onion Pie

Baked Mushroom Burger

16 Hour Cooked Baharat spiced beef


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Location – East Gosford

An escape from the Gosford CBD an airy, warehouse-style place cooking creative brunch dishes and brioche burgers with organic produce.

Our Order –

Best Ever Bacon and Egg Burger

Portuguese Tart

Three Little Bennies


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The Boat House


Location – Patonga


By now many of us have been to one of the many boathouses but let us argue that the location of this one is what sets it apart from the rest. Catch the ferry in from palm beach if you are in Sydney and join the coast lifestyle for a few magical hours.

Our Order –

Ricotta Hotcakes

Chicken Wings

Cold Seafood Platter


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Lords of Pour


Location – Ettalong


Lords of Pour is a small specialty cafe with a relaxed environment, focusing on simple, fresh, house-made, quality food and drink. A great lunch or morning coffee spot for any day of the week!

Our Order –

The Summer Bowl

Benny Burger

Iced Long Black


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Meg & Dom

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