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


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

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Eight Ways to Entertain The Kids in Winter Hols

Winter doesn’t have to equal the blues on the Central Coast. There are loads of fun things happening indoors and outdoors so no matter what Mother Nature serves up these school holidays, the littlies will be happy and entertained. Here’s our July school holiday guide to ensure the winter break sizzles despite the chill (and best of


Smokin’ Hot – West Street’s BBQ Smokehouse

From a spare parts shop to a smokehouse –Sounds on West has injected some serious cool into West Street. Owned by the guys behind Six String Brewing Co, Chris Benson and Ryan Harris, and Chris’ brother Bryce, the Umina restaurant opened in late 2015 after a dramatic transformation. With Six String on tap, live music, a tantalising


Seaside Markets at Umina Beach

On the third Sunday of the month, the Peninsula Recreation Precinct at Umina Beach bursts into life with market stalls filling the grassy knoll from the surf club to the skate park. After launching at the end of last year, the Umina Beach Markets are among the newest market offerings on the Coast but have


Amour Ettalong

There is a boutique at the eastern end of Ettalong’s main road that sums up the way we feel about Ettalong – Amour Ettalong. We love it. With its trendy cafes, seaside dining, bustling bars and simple, natural beauty, there’s a lot to love about Ettalong. Since its waterfront has been revitalised, we’ve been spending