• Guide

    Six Central Coast Cafes Worthy of a Weekend Road Trip

    Get out of the city and sip specialty coffee in a historic warehouse or smoked chilli mochas in an art gallery.

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    Illawarra Brewing Company Brewhouse

    83–85 Montague Street, North Wollongong

    Take a tour at this Wollongong microbrewery — then try the beer from the source.

  • Guide

    NSW Breweries Worthy of a Weekend Road Trip

    Try freshly brewed dragon fruit beer on the coast, milkshake IPAs in Wollongong and malty lagers in Newcastle.

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    FogHorn Brewhouse

    218 King Street, Newcastle

    American eats, fresh brews and live tunes in Newcastle.

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    Five Barrel Brewing

    318 Keira Street, Wollongong

    Sink milkshake IPAs and hibiscus-infused brews at this Wollongong brewery.

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    Murray's Craft Brewing Co

    3443 Nelson Bay Road, Bobs Farm

    Road trip to this Port Stephens brewery for cheeseburger spring rolls and Coco Pops-inspired porter.

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    Bay Rd Brewing

    89 Donnison Street, Gosford

    A sprawling craft brewery and pub in the heart of Gosford.

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    Becker & Co

    162 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach

    A worthwhile pit stop for brunch and coffee in Avoca Beach.

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    Glee Coffee Roasters Chapman

    14 Alison Road, Wyong

    A speciality coffee hot spot located in a sprawling, historic Wyong building.

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    Flour & Co

    88 Toowoon Bay Road, Toowoon Bay

    A family-run cafe and bakery on the Central Coast.

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    Glass Onion Society - CLOSED

    308 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty

    With top-notch coffee, hearty meals and lots of sweet snacks, this small cafe is well worth a stop off when driving up the Central Coast.

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    Ooomph - CLOSED

    26A Adelaide Street, East Gosford

    You'll find top-notch coffee, pizzas and inventive brekkies at this Central Coast cafe.

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    Like Minds

    352 The Round Drive, Avoca Beach

    A zero-waste Central Coast cafe and creative hub.

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    Hope Estate

    2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin

    A sprawling vineyard in the Hunter with a winery, brewery and huge outdoor events space.

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    The Fat Goose

    3 Killcare Road, Killcare

    A Central Coast go-to for fresh bread, pies and hearty breakfasts.

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