The central coast coffee scene is filled with chic cafes, friendly baristas, and of course, great coffee. Whether you are out running errands in your own neighborhood, on a day trip, or simply passing through the area, you are never far from a coffee shop brewing up the perfect cup. Some of the best coffee shops are hidden gems, and we wanted to ensure that you find the best, so we have compiled for you a list of the 10 best central coast coffee spots at which to get your caffeine fix.
The Burrow Coffee House is a cozy little cafe tucked away in the streets of the Entrance. It’s friendly hosts welcome you in like an old friend and the delicious Toby’s Estate beans make this a perfect place to pick up a cup of coffee. If you are looking to enjoy some fresh air while you get your caffeine fix, this little shop also offers outdoor seating.
Bella Natural Food Co
Bella Natural Food Co is always abuzz with life. Though the seats are usually in high demand at this cafe, their Toby’s Estate beans, brewed to perfection, make it well worth the wait. For those who would rather not wait for a seat, Terrigal Beach is just across the way, and Bella’s takeaway is ideal for a beachfront treat.
Like Minds in Avoca Beach is a favorite stop for central coast coffee. It is conveniently located and consistently serves up exceptional coffee. Their menu is simple, but has something for everyone, from cold-drip to espresso to flat white brewed to perfection. This welcoming shop is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and get your caffeine fix with friends.
Coast 175 Ettalong
Located in Ettalong Beach, Coast 175 is a delightful little cafe serving up delicious Campos coffee. Even when the crowds pour in, the wait staff always offers fast and friendly service. With both indoor seating as well as an outdoor courtyard, it is a great little place in any weather. Despite the occasional tight parking, this cafe ranks high out of the local coffee shops, and is an absolute favorite among the locals.
The Village Emporium
Whether you are looking to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee or get a takeaway for your commute, the Village Emporium is a charming little place to stop in. It is conveniently located in the Wamberal shops, and has a spacious seating area, so you can relax without feeling crowded. The dark, rick brew of their Grand Cru coffee is sure to give you your caffeine fix for the day.
The Glass Onion Society
If you are looking for a unique and eclectic feel with your central coast coffee experience, then The Glass Onion Society is the place to go. Their espresso bar boasts their own coffee blend, called “Dreamcatcher,” and they brew some of the best espresso around. Their seating area is spacious and inviting, with plenty of room for you and your friends. This is a great place to slow down and enjoy an exceptionally good cup of coffee.
Barber Shop Espresso
Barber Shop Espresso is located on Toukley’s main strip. You will find that the menu at this little cafe is unique. They have chosen to skip the food altogether, because they are all about what they do best…coffee. They take pride in their fruity Toby’s Estate blend beans, and the results are fantastic. It is a great place to get a cup of takeaway or enjoy coffee and conversation with a friend. The seating area is small but laid back, making for a relaxed setting.
Ooomph cafe offers locally roasted beans, brewed up espresso style. This industrial-style cafe was originally opened in East Gosford, but has become such a local favorite that they have branched out and opened a second location in Avoca. The Avoca location fits the beach area well, with a light and breezy atmosphere. Great coffee and friendly service make this one of the best coffee shops around.
Jimmy G’s is the place to go for a great cup of coffee in Gosford. The atmosphere is relaxed and the friendly baristas know how to make you feel like family. Whether you want to sit down and enjoy on site, or order a takeaway, Jimmy G’s is sure to please. They now have five locations to choose from, spread across Gosford.
Green Tangerine is a delightful little cafe in Long Jetty. Serving up excellent coffee in a funky setting is what they do best. The owners are involved in running Green Tangerine, and strive to make your experience there a great one. It is easy to find and has plenty of parking, making it a great option for a breakfast or lunch coffee stop.