GF/V/DF: Coastie Cafes Cater to All

Anyone who has a food allergy or is on a restrictive diet knows all too well the awkward and disappointing moment when a cafe menu lands on the table with limited options. As little as a few years ago, cafés catering to dietary requirements were scarce. Today the Central Coast cafe scene is positively brimming with

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What’s New on the Coast: 2019

As the Central Coast continues on its tasty trajectory of becoming the next big culinary hot spot in regional Australia, the cafe, restaurant and bar scene is going from strength to strength. Adding to the epicurean excitement in 2019 are some fabulous new openings including a gin and gelato bar, a new restaurant headed by a

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Making Woy Woy Great Again

It was once called the Venice of Australia because of its idyllic location surrounded by pristine waterways, but since those good ole days when vintage Sydneysiders used to day trip north for the beach, Woy Woy has struggled with its identity. In recent years, an influx of city-slickers and commuters has started to change the fabric


South End Social: Gosford’s Chic New Eatery

The arrival of South End Social, a cafe-slash-bar located in the brand new Department of Finance building on Mann St, has heralded a new beginning for Gosford. It’s officially on its way to becoming a hip and happening CBD. With people constantly coming and going, ordering coffees and takeaway sandwiches, tapping on laptops, munching on burgers


Jasmine Greens: A Cafe with a Healthy Conscience

If you’re looking for great coffee, nourishing food and house-baked sweets right next to a beach and an action-packed park, Jasmine Greens might just be the haven you’ve been looking for. From takeaway treats and turmeric lattes with funky outdoor seating and a free book swap at the kiosk, to a cosy indoor cafe with a wholesome


Glee – the O.G of Coastie Coffee

Glee is all about coffee and people. That has been the philosophy of Glee Coffee Roasters from the beginning and it continues to underlie all their practices today.  Founded on the Central Coast almost 10 years ago, the evolution of good coffee in the region can just about be traced back to Glee. While the beans bring a lot of


The Coast’s Top 10 Takeaway Coffees

As the Coast becomes increasingly chic, so too are the cafes, their baristas and the quality of the coffee. No matter where you live or wherever you’re visiting, rest assured there is somewhere to get your coffee fix. From the tip of Toukley to the edge of Ettalong, here’s our guide to the Coast’s top


Ken Duncan: A Coastie Icon

He was almost arrested sword fighting Mel Gibson in Avoca and was Cyndi Lauper’s driver for a couple of days but we all know Ken Duncan best as one of Australia’s most iconic and talented landscape photographers. It’s a name that brings to mind beautiful panoramas of Australia’s countryside and seaside; stunning views with intense,


Like Minds, Good Intentions

Like Minds at Avoca is so much more than a café. Like the general store before it, it has been created with the needs of the community at its core. When that community is made up of a diverse mix including Coasties, city-slickers, families, retirees, hipsters, digital nomads and newcomers, it’s all about providing a


Lords of Pour: a world of coffee in Ettalong

Like many young Coasties, Ben Coward headed for the big smoke when he grew up and has returned years later to start a business and a family. Luckily for locals, the 29-year-old Umina resident has also brought a world of coffee with him. With beans from Ethiopia to El Salvador and an eclectic setting, Lords of


The Coast’s Best Smoothie Bowls

Smooth like a Sunday, lip-smackingly delicious, absolutely guilt-free and wickedly good for the soul, there is much to love about the latest breakfast trend - smoothie bowls.


Best Coastie Cafes for Wifi

Sometimes you just need to get connected. Whether you’re a digital nomad in search of some human interaction or just function better when matcha tea and turmeric lattes are on tap, cafes can provide the perfect backdrop for productivity. To help you stay connected no matter where you are on the Coast, here’s our pick of