Coffs Harbour

Cafes and Restaurants

  • Breakfast at Split Cafe – amazing coffee and delicious food. They’re blueberry and banana smoothie is to die for! Also, for serious bike riders they organise community cycling events…(
  • Yummy cafe food and friendly service at Cocoas in the Coffs Harbour Mall – freshly squeezed juices and good coffee too (
  • Seasalt Takeaway on First Ave Sawtell does the best sweet potato scallops and fresh seafood.
  • Attitude Burgers has great food and is positioned down at the Jetty Marina… Grab a burger and find a large flat rock to perch on along the break wall ( If you’re feeling slightly guilty, you can always take a long walk up Muttonbird Island.
  • The Jetty Strip and First Ave Sawtell are long stretches of assorted eating spots – plenty of range (cuisine & $).
  • If you’re after something special, a short 30min drive will find you in the little town of Bellingen where you can dine at the two-hatted restaurant, No. 2 Oak Street. (
  • Fancy drinking spots were few and far between, however recently they have been popping up over Coffs Harbour.
  • Try Old John’s cafe-cum-cocktail bar, Lattitude 40 Wine Bar or Ye Olde Bottle Shop for a cosy winter retreat.

Things to do

  • Sunday markets at the Jetty.
  • The Big Banana: Candy Store, Ice Skating, Toboggans.
  • Bunker Cartoon Gallery.
  • Pet Porpoise Pool.
  • Swimming at the quiet beach or river pool in Mylestom.
  • Sawtell Headland walks.

Things to do with kids

  • Beachstone Cafe in North Sapphire Beach is a must visit. Lots of natural sunlight flowing throughout the entire cafe, a small field& a kids playground with a flying fox attached all within the same compound of the cafe. The adults can sit for coffees/food whilst the kiddies have a play.
  • There’s storytime for kids at the library weekly followed by a craft session. Great place to meet other mums & kids.
  • Kindergym at the YMCA
  • A Good Web site for those families with children: –
  • Via this same website – there is a care and play page that lists lots of playgroups! –