Norah Head may just be the NSW Central Coast’s best kept secret. A sleepy beach town, with beaches, clothing boutiques and friendly cafes.
Here’s some three of our favourite places to visit whilst in Norah Head;
Frankie Lifestyle, clothing boutique
Terrigal’s Yasmin Starkey always dreamed about opening her own clothing store, so in 2016 she took the plunge, opening Frankie Lifestyle – a boutique clothing and lifestyle shop in the beautiful seaside suburb of Norah Head.
Named in honour of her adorable Samoyed puppy Frankie, the store offers a new style of boutique shopping to the area, with a mix of both fashion and homewares handpicked by Yas – who shares that she loves showcasing a great selection of much loved Australian brands.
“Assembly Label is a favourite Aussie label of mine, it’s just such good quality and really suits the relaxed, coastal style of the store,” she said.
“Superga sneakers are my everyday shoe, they go with just about any outfit. Midsummer Star is another favorite Aussie label of mine, their jewelry is just so unique and beautiful.”
It has been a whirlwind for go-getter Yas, who has recently had her second child, whilst continuing to run her business throughout COVID-19.
“Covid was tough, I made the decision to close the shop for a short time until restrictions eased up, especially being pregnant, I felt like it was the right decision,” she said.
“But I enjoyed focusing on my online store and personally delivering to customers via contactless delivery, all over the Central Coast.”
Yasmin grew up on the northern end of the Central Coast and said the Norah Head was a real hidden gem.
The Island Cafe
This fresh new café on Bungary Rd offers a relaxed vibe for locals and visitors.
Highlights include their veggie burgers, white chocolate raspberry Blondie, coffee, rich creamy milkshakes in mason jars, bacon and egg relish wraps and hearty soups.
The General Store Cafe
Previously known as the Ark café, The General Store is a well-known and cherished institution in Norah Head.
Run by locals who love the area, their food philosophy is fresh, local and seasonal.
Located right next to the beach and a nature trail that leads to the Lighthouse lookout, the location is perfect for exploring with a rockpool down below that is perfect for swimming with kids.
Menu favourites include unique items like plant based waffles, vegetarian halloumi bowls with pumpkin hummus, burrito bowls and burgers.
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