Updated: Dec 2018

Best Central Coast Breakfast/Brunch Cafes

I don’t know if you know already but my hometown is swimming in some top-notch cafes! The Central Coast, in my humble opinion, is one of Australia’s most beautiful and under-rated regions. Located just 1.5 hours north of Sydney, with amazing beaches, great walking trails and delicious foodie spots! I’ve put together a little list of some of the best Central Coast Brunch cafes!


Related: “Rhonda’s Bar Terrigal- Modern Italian Dining on the Central Coast



Best Central Coast Breakfast/Brunch Cafes

Green Tangerine is a bakery and cafe located in the cool suburb of Long Jetty. Not only does this place offer killer coffee, and delicious dishes the vibe is stellar as well!

Their carefully curated menu is full of seasonal produce offering dishes like artisan sourdough with avo, cashew pesto topped with hazelnut dukkah and beetroot reduction or the favourite ‘The Betty’ which is a gourmet style B&E burger. To accompany your meal choose from a range of smoothies and juices or delicious coffee from The Little Marionette in Sydney.

Freshly daily baked speciality bread including Sourdoughs, Gluten Free, & French Traditional baguettes, Rustic Bread and of course our amazing Croissants & pastry range!

Address:393 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty NSW 2261
Contact:0422 607 252
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Like Minds

Once an old corner shop, Like Minds is much more than a cafe. This humble space lends its location to be an exhibition space, creative studio, lush veggie patch and when its not serving coffee during the day holds cool local events!

The owners have put love into everything they do and this is shown in the exceptional coffee and food! My favourite is the Smashed Avo with Goat Cheese!

They are all about fresh produce, sustainability & giving back to the local community. Sit back with a coffee in the garden and enjoy a long lunch with your closest friends.

Tip: They are closed Mondays 🙂

Address: 352 The Round Drive, Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Contact: (02) 4339 3219
Email: hello@like-minds.com.au

Bamboo Buddha

Ahh, my little oasis! Bamboo Buddha located in Holgate is my favourite for vegetarian and vegan dishes! This wholesome cafe is set in a serene Bali style setting with lush trees and even a koi pond! You will be transported to another place thanks to the ambience and tranquility they have created.

Tip: Enjoy the daily yoga classes with experienced Yogis! See the website for timetable;

‘Be nourished, nurtured & inspired’

Address: 221 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate, NSW
Website:  http://www.bamboobuddha.com.au/
Contact: (02) 4365 5810
Email: thebamboobuddha@gmail.com

View the Menu here

Bella Natural Food Co

UPDATE: Unfortunately this Cafe is now permanently closed.
Family owned business with a passion for natural and organic produce. They pride themselves on their exceptional coffee and organic food.
A real favourite amongst the locals you will find fresh juices and smoothies, homemade sauces and jams and gluten free options available.

“Our mission at Bella is to offer our customers a healthier and smarter choice when it comes to what they eat. Our fresh food bar offers a gourmet selection of daily prepared fresh salads, wraps and rolls, pastries, fresh cut fruit salad, yoghurt and homemade cakes and sweets.”

Tip: You will need to go more than once because my favourite is almost everything!

Address: 1 Kurrawyba Ave, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
Contact: (02) 4384 3422
Email: bellanatural@optusnet.com.au

Glee Coffee Roasters

Known for their handcrafted coffee this cafe has 3 locations including my local at Erina Heights. This is only a recent find, but serving one of the brunches I have eaten (see photos for proof below) It had to have a mention!

Owners and brothers, Ben and Chris Gleeson believe Aussies are world leaders in speciality coffee. And are striving to be constant contributors in building and innovating the industry!

Tip: Go before midday and order the baked beans!

Address: Shop 4, 490 Central Coast Highway
Erina Heights NSW
Website: http://www.gleecoffee.com.au/
Contact: (02) 4365 0770
Email: hello@gleecoffee.com.au

Tommy’s Cafe Gosford

Tommy’s Cafe provides customers with a menu designed around the seasons. Offering both a Breakfast & Lunch menu that features signature dishes unique to our Central Coast region. Complimenting our menu, Tommy’s use our own signature roast of coffee, offering a full bodied & well rounded profile.

Address: 1a Gertrude Place Gosford NSW 2250
Website: tommyscafegosford.com
Contact: 0243 211 141


Lovely husband and wife team Lawry and Wendy Gordon have created a thriving and inviting cafe. Located just minutes away from Wamberal beach they consistently deliver substance and quality food. Using Toby’s Estate coffee, this aesthetically pleasing space serves up a dose of inspiration (thanks to the decorated blackboard out the front) with your daily coffee!

Address: 127A Ocean View Drive, Wamberal, New South Wales
Contact: 4385 9260


With the best real estate in all of Terrigal, this sun-drenched cafe is always busy!
Located directly opposite Terrigal Beach, Bellyfish owners have created a colourful and innovative menu whilst still delivering those ‘cafe favourites’.


Address: Shop 4/112 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW.
Website: http://www.bellyfishcafe.com/
Contact: (02) 43856838

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The Surf Cafe

Located under Terrigal Surf Club on Terrigal Beach this made the list for several reasons! It’s definitely my most visited cafe on the coast. Also my cheeky puppy Jada won’t let me walk past, you see the very kind owner Dave has a very soft spot for my Puglet and every time we are there he comes over and gives her treats 🙂 :)! Apart from being incredibly pet-friendly, this cafe delivers exceptional coffee with an even better view!

Tip: Puppy friendly 😉

Address: 1 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal NSW 2260
Contact: (02) 4384 6283

The Glass Onion Society

Located in the up and coming area of Long Jetty, this quirky cafe has helped shape the scene in its area. Known for its quality espresso, cool gallery space, friendly staff and unique vintage furnishing this cafe is perfect for your next breakfast or brunch date!

“A weird and wonderful coffee and food experience for weird and wonderful humans”

You can view their full menu below!

Address: Shop 1&2/308 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty, NSW, Australia
Website: http://theglassonionsociety.com/
Contact: 02 4326 1650
Email: theglassonionsociety@gmail.com
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The Boy and the Rose

Just over a year old, this delightful cafe was always going to succeed because of its friendly owners. Tucked in the quiet streets of North Avoca, this is probably a locals best-kept secret! One of my personal favourites as its just a minute from my place and even closer to the beach. Serving up simple fresh meals, healthy smoothies and top quality coffee!

Address: Shop 3 21-23 North Avoca Parade, North Avoca
Contact: (02) 4385 4593
Email: theboyandtherose@gmail.com

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What is your favourite brunch meal? Let us know in the comments below!


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