At the south end of Mann Street in Gosford, you'll find a beautifully designed cafe with Mediterranean dishes and elegant cocktails. It's a popular brunch spot; the sunny eatery is open from breakfast till 3pm daily, and when the menu clocks over from brekkie bowls to long lunch territory you'll want to order a souvlaki pita. It comes with a choice of three fillings: slow roasted lamb shoulder, house-made falafel or grilled chicken with garlic aioli, tzatziki and eggplant dip. Not your vibe? The brisket cheeseburger has a reputation all its own.
But what you're really here for is a leisurely catch up with friends over a boozy lunch. The wine list features natural drops like From Sunday's chardonnay and Lucky's syrah/pinot noir, both from Orange. There's also Lost Buoy sauvignon blanc from Adelaide Hills, pale ales from local brewery Six Strings, and yuzu vodka spritzes and salted white grapefruit mojitos. Take yours to the terrace, or linger in one of the cosy booths.