Whether it’s fresh seafood by the beach or home-style scones in the hinterland, the Coffs Coast is a foodie destination that always delights.
Renowned for high-quality produce, passionate and skilled local chefs, cooks, brewers, artisans, restaurateurs and vignerons transform the local bounty of land and sea. You’ll find dining delights in all corners of the Coffs Coast. Cruise through this tasting list for just some of the many great places to eat and drink.
START THE DAY RIGHT
For breakfast and brunch, you can’t go wrong anywhere on the Coffs Coast. In Sawtell try Split Cafe, The Kiosk or The French Basket. Around Coffs Harbour check out Pansabella, Old Johns and The Mermaid Beach House. And further north try Beach House Cafe, Black Apple or Bluebottles Café.
Renowned for pristine waters, you’ll find local award-winning seafood served as delicious fish ‘n’ chips, all along the Coffs Coast. Jump into White Salt or Sofishticated in Woolgoolga, The Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-op at the marina, or check out Seasalt at Woolgoolga and Coffs Jetty, and Seasalt Fishmongers in Toormina.
SPICE IT UP
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to flavours from around the world. In Coffs try Ootoya Japanese, Hungry Bears for Korean delights, Mana Chinta Ethiopian restaurant and Filipino dishes at Pig & Khai. Get extra spicy at Woopi Tandoori Nights, Taste of North India at the Jetty or Lime Mexican Sawtell.
Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options are fast finding their way onto Coffs Coast restaurant menus. In Coffs try Fork Knows, Café Ophelia and The Happy Frog for plant-based goodness. Or check out the creative dishes from Ground Earth Café in Woolgoolga and 63 First Avenue in Sawtell.
Local Food Favourites
Many of our region’s cafes, bars and restaurants prioritise fresh local produce on their seasonal menus, catering to an ever-expanding food scene.