Coogee is a foodie’s dream come true! From fine dining to takeaway and everything in between, no matter what your budget, favourite cuisine or ambience there is something for everyone. With so much to choose from, either step out and discover for yourself or get inspired by our top picks.
Our closest café and good friends at Morning Glory arguably have one of the best beachside locations in Coogee. Indoor & outdoor seating, brekky & lunch served all day and yes, we rate their coffee!
128-130 Beach Street, Coogee
A local favourite, Courtyard Café’s alfresco seating offers sheltered outdoor dining and is always buzzing with families, and the odd furry friend. These guys know how to treat soy and almond milk (just one of the reasons why their coffee line is always so long) … or eat in and try their totally delicious ‘Courtyard Breakfast’.
260 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee
A beloved Coogee icon, Barzura Restaurant & Bar is right next to the Surf Club on the south side of Coogee Beach. Both indoor and outdoor tables have jaw-dropping ocean views so you can enjoy modern Australian cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner with your family, small or large group or loved one.
62 Carr St, Coogee
A totally authentic French experience, enjoy this sunny spot for brekky or lunch … or for something indulgent, book yourself a table on a Fri or Sat evening for their ‘Le Bar du Café de France’ perfect for a quiet girls catch up or romantic meal.
19 Havelock Ave, Coogee
Our friends at La Spiaggia pride themselves on their authentic Italian family dining experience with traditional pasta dishes, wood fired pizza and carefully curated wine list.
248 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee
A local favourite for the gorgeous ambience and exceptional food, Sugarcane serves up South East Asian cuisine, vibrant cocktails and a 100 strong wine list. From Coogee Sands Hotel, just walk along the promenade to the other end of the beach.
56 Carr St, Coogee
Their gorgeous dining room creates the right mood for a fabulous night out, paired with lovely drinks and modern Italian cuisine. For a large group, try and book their wonderful balcony table.
31 Alfreda St, Coogee
Quite simply, this is the place to go for a juice or smoothie in your togs. 256 Coogee Bay Road.
This is the place to join the almost permanent queue for Vietnamese Banh Mi. 268 Coogee Bay Road.
Huge variety of excellent sushi. 209B Coogee Bay Road.
Flavour of North India
Nice selection of gluten-free curries and Indian side dishes. 234 Coogee Bay Road.
Chish ‘n’ Fips
Simply fab fish’n’chips and burgers. Find them alongside the grass right near the centre of the beach.
Rustic, viking-themed Swedish wood-fired pizzas, plus gluten-free and vegetarian options. 171 Carrington Rd.
Our neighbours the ‘Pav’ make the most of their beachside location. The ground floor boasts indoor and outdoor dining with indoor kids play area. You’ll find fine dining, a cocktail bar and tapas on the middle floor and adults only bar with wrap around balcony on the top floor. 169 Dolphin St, Coogee.
Fondly known to the locals as ‘The Bowlo’, over the past few years, this former barefoot bowls club has repurposed their bowling greens into an enormous outdoor eating area with white picnic tables, festoon lights and a huge space for the kids to run around. With cheap drinks and bistro style meals, this is a fabulous place to enjoy the afternoon sunshine with friends and family. It’s just down the road at 51 Dolphin Street, Coogee.
This RSL club features a bar, bistro with kids area and outdoor terrace. There’s always lots of events happening so check out their website if you want to be there for Trivia Night! 2 Byron St, Coogee.
We love the European wine bar vibe and casual dining. 222 Coogee Bay Road.
A beachside Irish pub. 244 Coogee Bay Road.
Restaurant bar with great beach views and regular live music. 270-274 Coogee Bay Road.