Ettalong

Restaurants

Stylish dining at The BOX Ettalong

Since opening on Ettalong's waterfront a few years ago, The BOX on the Water has breathed new life into fine dining on the Peninsula.

Restaurants

A Slice of Heaven: The Coast’s Best Pizza

Only a few years ago, there was a limited supply of good pizza on the Coast. Pizza purists were in the grip of withdrawals, unable to find a traditional thin crust or a classic calzone to satisfy their cravings. Thankfully, things have changed and the Coastie pizza scene is now thriving. From traditional Italian at Terrigal

Bars

A Tipple or Two at the Coast’s Top Bars

With an endless coastline offering some of the best views in Australia, the Central Coast offers myriad places to watch the sun go down with a bevvy in hand. Whether your sundowner of choice is an afternoon beer or a classy cocktail, we’ve got you covered with this hit list of the top twelve chic Coastie bars.

Eat & Drink

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

Shop

Shop til You Drop at New Coastie Stores

Up and down the Coast, there is no shortage of niche shops selling beautiful beachy bits and bobs, and hot homewares  which can transform anyone and any home into a coastal chic haven. Taking Central Coast shopping to the next level, the latest batch of boutiques combine a striking mix of coastal style, handcrafted goods, vintage

Destinations

Warm Up With New Winter Hot Spots

Like snakes and bears, Coasties have a habit of hibernating in winter. Snuggled up in winter woolies, under a blanket or in front of the fire, with a vino in hand, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the comfort of the couch. Some Central Coast restaurants even shut up shop over winter, enjoying a

Cafes

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

Eat & Drink

Celebrate NYE in Style on the Coast

It’s the biggest night of the year and to help you end 2017 with a coastal chic bang, we’ve compiled some of the hottest and hippest things happening on the Central Coast this New Year. Seaside restaurants are putting on exquisite meals, beachfront bars are teeing up epic parties and for something a bit racey,

Cafes

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

Cafes

A Few New Cafes & Bars on the Coast

The Coast is evolving at such a rapid pace, it seems as though there is an exciting new bar, restaurant or cafe opening up every other weekend. These past few months have been particularly productive with a handful of new restaurants and cafes bursting onto the scene. From a new pasta bar in Woy Woy

Cafes

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

Cafes

Coast 175: a Coastal Chic cafe in Ettalong

With its white-washed walls, sunflower-striped awnings and a rusty old ship’s wheel, Coast 175 is like a bright and happy slice of the Mediterranean on the Coast’s Peninsula. Inside the corner street cafe, a glass float hangs on the wall like a misty half-fallen tear drop, pineapples lie in a beautiful wooden boat and a

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