The Coffs Coast packs a punch when it comes to foodie experiences. Whether it’s freshly caught seafood, fine wines, craft beers or incredible coffee, there’s a foodie experience here to tickle your taste buds.
The local food movement has gathered momentum in recent years – and the stories behind many of our most successful producers are as fascinating as the flavours they create. Food and drink offer an insight into the eclectic communities of the Coffs Coast, allowing visitors to connect with and learn about local producers on tours, at markets and even at the farm (or brewery!) gate. So whatever you have a taste for, it’s here to satisfy those cravings.
Woolgoolga’s Critters Distillery is a bespoke operation producing high-quality vodka and gin with personality and passion. Husband and wife team Chris and Nicola Fraser focus on Australian ingredients and support local suppliers while carefully perfecting the fermentation process and crafting a meticulously clean product. Critters are one of the few Australian distilleries that produce spirits from scratch. They also repurpose any waste materials to remain as sustainable as possible.
Enjoy the Distillery Experience to learn how their spirits are created using Australian wheat and locally sourced sugar and botanicals. Then view the state-of-the-art equipment for the fermenting process, and taste delicious cocktails paired with local foods. Finish your visit by treating yourself to a bottle or two to take home.
Woopi Brewing Co., to the locals and those in the know, is a proud community craft brewery. Designed to celebrate and connect locals and visitors in a family-friendly environment that reflects the relaxed and vibrant beach culture of our coastal region. Experience the local beach lifestyle of Woopi, enjoy a delicious cold beer, great food and live music in a relaxed beer garden setting.
Element Bar is an exciting and unique venue, all built around a relaxed, authentic social experience with delicious food; a fantastic bar with a huge choice of craft beers, wines, cocktails and drinks; plenty of live music and an awesome vibe! All in a stunning modern rustic urban industrial environment…smack in the heart of Coffs Harbour’s best restaurant precinct, The Jetty Strip.
Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s
The Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-op, situated at the International Marina, has been reflective of a vibrant working harbour for generations. The Co-op is owned by a group of 40 local fishermen who are committed to supplying the region with freshly caught seafood. The Co-op is probably best known for its award-winning snapper and prawns and supplies locally caught seafood to restaurants around the region and the country.
If fresh, delicious seafood sounds enticing, then the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-op presents a tasting opportunity you won’t want to miss.
King Tide Brewing
A brand new brewpub in the heart of Coffs Harbour, King Tide Brewing, boasts a European-inspired kitchen, local landmark-inspired brews and a cutting-edge brewhouse. Beer lovers will find over 12 different frothy creations pumping out of the chilled taps, many of which rotate on a regular basis. A place to enjoy fresh, quality beer and delicious tasty foods using local produce and cooked to perfection over charcoal.
Delve into the fascinating world of coffee at Artisti, conveniently located between Coffs Harbour and Sawtell. View the roasting facilities and warehouse while sampling the vast selection of blends and single origins that are roasted in-house.
Friendly, expert baristas are on hand to share their knowledge and love of great coffee. Visitors can browse the broad range of coffee-related accessories and purchase products directly from the source. Or simply take in the heavenly aroma of roasting coffee and enjoy a cup or two.
A relaxed bar and restaurant serving modern Australian food alongside wine, cocktails and craft beer. Shiny green subway tiles, timber flooring and architectural lighting set the scene for a relaxed Sunday-long lunch or a night out with friends, enjoy a cheeky cocktail or two and soak up the atmosphere of a warm Sawtell night.
Bar Que Sera is open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner and afternoon aperitivo.
Looking for a unique way to see all the foodie experiences on the Coffs Coast… why not do it on the back of a Boom Mustang Trike?
Coffs Harbour Trike & PrivateTours offers a range of tours. You can advise exactly where you want to go or leave it up to the knowledgeable Brent to come up with the ultimate tour for you!
With a growing number of tour packages and destinations, as well as the introduction of a Renault Master Bus to accompany the trike, the tours can take up to 13 guests.
Bite Food & Art Tours provide unique experiences for visitors who love food. Choose from walking tours that fuse art and food in the Coffs Harbour CBD or create your own custom experience that combines the best of the beach, hinterland and city. With wineries, cafes, coffee roasteries, restaurants, farms and seafood outlets abounding, the choices are endless. Grab a group of friends and let your imagination lead the way!
For something different,, try one of the new Terrible Art Classes. Tours are conducted by friendly professional guides who share the stories and insights that set the Coffs Coast food scene apart.
The Barrel Run Custom Tours is a tour company located on the Coffs Coast. They specialise in behind-the-scenes tours of local breweries, wineries and distillery tours, as well as offering custom tours.
Locals and visitors to the Coffs Harbour region will be transported to and from their location, and between venues, in the fully air-conditioned bus that caters for up to 13 participants.