Spring into our Coastie Market Guide

From the shore of Avoca’s lake to The Entrance’s lagoon, every weekend, somewhere on the Coast, a local market springs to life. The Coast’s markets are as much about farm fresh produce from surrounding areas as creating a regular outlet for crafty Coasties to get entrepreneurial in their own backyard. They’re also a great chance to


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


Modern Organic: Long Jetty Zen

Yoga is exactly what Long Jetty needed. The hipster suburb had the funky cafes, the rad vintage clothes and the excess vinyl collections but was seriously lacking ‘namaste’. Enter yoga power couple Kirt and Kiran Mallie, and the zen garden of Modern Organic.  While technically Kirt is the yogi, and Kiran is the gem running the delicious organic


The Day Biota Came to Town

In a culinary coup for the Central Coast, Avoca restaurant Bombini partnered with Bowral’s Biota to present an epic Sunday feast. Combining the flavours of the Southern Highlands with fruit and veg plucked fresh from Bombini’s organic garden, the joint lunch was a celebration of regional produce. Despite the incessant rain, it turned out to be a


Eco Chic: Sustainable Living on the Coast

Sprouting everything from sustainable seedlings and salons to healing herbs and honey, the annual Ecoburbia festival brings a touch of the ethical and eco to Narara Valley High School. An initiative of the Narara Eco Living Network (NELN), part of the Narara Eco Village, the aptly-named festival is all about suburban sustainable living on the


Bombini, it’s worth the buzz

After years working with Stefano Manfredi at Bells, there was always going to be a lot of buzz about what Cameron Cansdell and Hayley Hardcastle did next (Cameron was head chef at Bells and Hayley managed the restaurant). With such an impressive restaurant pedigree, there was a lot of hype around the Killcare couple’s Avoca restaurant but



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