With Myer, Kmart, Target, Big W, Best & Less, Woolworths, Coles and ALDI, a Hoyts cinema, and more than 300 speciality stores, it’s also the Coast’s go-to destination for everything from last-minute Christmas shopping to whiling away a few hours with the family.
A short drive away, you can almost smell the morning’s coffee beans being brewed along the main streets of Terrigal and Avoca Beach, especially at brunch on a lazy weekend.
Both are blessed with a vibrant foodie scene, with myriad nooks for enjoying a casual plate and coffee to more formal fare. The delightful views and the Coast’s laidback charm are part of the magic.
Like Minds Avoca Beach, The Point Cafe, Sul Rondo, and Avoca Sands Cafe are just a few of Avoca Beach’s well-known meeting places. As an aside, Like Minds has a veggie patch on site and scraps are composted or fed to the neighbourhood chickens and worm farms.
Terrigal day-trippers are also spoilt for choice. The family-run Bellyfish, which promises an all-day brunch by the sea, Driftwood Terrigal, and Cove Cafe are among many great places to sit, sip and start the day in the best possible way.