The Central Coast of NSW has a lot to offer, with some of the best beaches in the country. But did you know that it’s home to some of the most interesting and inspiring places to dine?
The coast has a countless of fantastic cafes, restaurants and takeaway shops that are all worthy of a visit, but there’s a few that stand out. Here’s why:
1. The Ark Cafe – Norah Head
Just down the road from Norah Head Lighthouse, this gorgeous cafe is filled with the finest local art and the most amazing coffee aroma. There’s plenty of seating inside and out – there’s even beanbags you can relax on! They’ve got an excellent menu too, ranging from light snacks to delicious main meals and deserts.
2. Two Birds Gallery Cafe – Toowoon Bay
Two Birds is renowned on the coast for showcasing some of the best local art and handicrafts, as well as making a delicious coffee. A perfect place for Mothers Day or a catch up with the girls, they also do high teas starting at around $20. A very inspiring space that’ll leave you feeling refreshed.
3. Famished Cafe
A hidden secret in Gosford, this cosy eatery is worth a look around. Not an inch of the room is missing retro memorabilia. The staff are so friendly and charismatic, going to whatever extent to make your meal just right, and there’s a really lovely home-cooked vibe. There’s so much to look at, you can’t possibly have a boring meal here!
4. Gotham Coffee – Long Jetty & The Entrance
Calling all Batman fans! With two spectacularly themed cafes at two gorgeous locations, you simply must visit Gotham Coffee. With a sleek, gothic interior design contrasting from the vibrant beaches surrounding them, they’ve created an oasis that’s so unique yet comfortable, it even attracts local celebrities, Short Stack!
5. The Glass Onion Society – Long Jetty
Every time I have driven along The Entrance Road, this little cafe always been packed full of people. Not to mention my Instagram feed, which is full of photographs of their smoothie bowls. This relaxing space is filled with recycled and donated furniture, and they take great pride in