The Mermaid Beach House
Located at Park Beach, Coffs Harbour’s The Mermaid Beach House offers casual Italian cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. Some of the ingredients are even grown on-site. Try the Feed Me Menu to get a taste of the best. Also, make sure to try the housemade focaccia.
Bellingen Brewing Co
Bellingen Brewing Co. offers wood-fired pizzas and craft beer. This cozy brewery was created with local materials and timbers. There is also an excellent selection of Australian wines and cocktails if you don’t like beer.
Good Time Charlie
Get a New York-style bagel and some delicious coffee in Nambucca Heads before hitting the waves. This small, friendly coffee shop is located conveniently on the main road and serves delicious toasties.
Dark Arts Cafe & Bar
Dark Arts Cafe & Bar is tucked away behind a hidden laneway in Coffs Harbour. It has a bit of everything – locally roasted coffees, craft beers, wines, cocktails, and live music. The menus are filled with vegan, gluten-free, and kid-friendly choices. There’s always a buzz and bustle, no matter what time you go.
Bar Que Sera
Bar Que Sera, a Melbourne-based husband and wife team, opened the bar in Sawtell, a trendy town on the Coffs Coast. The Coffs Coast is home to many boutiques, cafes, and beautiful beaches. The relaxed bar/restaurant offers seasonal share plates, bar snacks, boutique wine, craft beer, and cocktails.
Za’atar, located in Bellingen’s heart, is a Middle Eastern restaurant that serves Israeli-style falafel, street food, and hummus. The extensive menu, which is available to take out and eat, is perfect for meat eaters, vegans, and vegetarians. Also, you can stock up on Middle Eastern products to create meals at home.
Latitude 30 is located in Coffs Harbour Marina Village and offers a stunning view of the ocean. Local fishers catch the seafood each morning. Try the seafood platter with fresh lobster, prawns and bugs, housemade bread, ceviche, and oysters.
Lime Mexican Sawtell
Lime, in Sawtell, is a great place to get a taste of Mexico. The menu at this burrito and taqueria is extensive, with tacos as well as quesadillas. Nachos, churros and nachos are also available. Happy hour is from 3-5 pm on weekends and 4-5 pm on weekdays.
Critters Distillery is a must-visit for spirit connoisseurs in Woolgoolga. Every drop of the alcohol, made from Australian wheat and cane sugar sourced locally, is fermented in-house. You can either take a tour or stop by to taste the alcohol.
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The Seaview Tavern is a family-friendly hotel located further up the coast in Woolgoolga. It offers excellent pub food and a large beer garden. This welcoming establishment has something for everyone, including a kids’ area, live entertainment, gaming, and much more. The chicken schnitzel is a popular choice if you are unsure what to order.