The Best Avalon Beach Restaurants and Cafés You Need to Visit

Avalon Beach is home to an array of tempting dining options
Avalon Beach is home to an array of tempting dining options | © Cromo Digital / Alamy Stock Photo
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19 October 2020

Australia’s Avalon Beach isn’t just known for its pristine shores, sandstone cliffs and surfing – this northern Sydney beachside suburb also boasts some of the area’s top local cuisine. Here is Culture Trip’s pick of the best.

Beach House Avalon

Bistro, Healthy, $$$
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The bright and airy Beach House has a kiosk, a café and a bar. Whether you’re in the mood to relax and enjoy the sweeping ocean views, or you prefer to take a quick dip while you’re waiting for your food to arrive, it’s the quintessential beachside eatery. Bring the family; the kids will like the Lil’ Nippers menu, which includes fish fingers and chips.

Nourished Wholefood Cafe

Canteen, Gluten-free, $$$
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It’s no surprise that this popular café is packed during breakfast and lunch. Whether you’re running in to pick up a paleo bliss bar or soaking up the casual vibe over its coconut green smoothie bowl, you’ll appreciate its nutritious options and trendy vibe.

Bookoccino

Cafe, Australian
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It’s not only the thousands of books that line the walls that have people flocking to Bookoccino. This friendly café also hosts live music that you can listen to while sipping your morning coffee or afternoon wine. Bring a friend or come alone to enjoy coffee culture at its finest.

Bistro Boulevard

Bistro, Australian, $$$
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If you’re craving something more sophisticated than Avalon’s usual relaxed dining, Bistro Boulevard has been wowing customers since 1973. Resembling a classic French bistro, it features blackboard menus that showcase a mix of French and Australian cuisine. You can’t go past the freshly shucked Sydney oysters paired with red wine vinegar and shallots.

Sunset Diner

Bistro, American
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With its pink neon lights adorning light pink walls, Sunset Diner lives up to its moniker. This laid-back diner serves burgers, including beef, chicken, fish and mushroom varieties, shakes and fries in true American style. After dinner, you can walk down Avalon Parade to take in the lovely views of a real sunset.

Alma

Bistro, Mexican
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While Avalon Parade boasts an array of restaurants and cafes, you’ll want to put Alma on your must-try list. This tranquil restaurant serves Mexican-style meals that are perfect for sharing, making it an excellent spot to visit during the day or night with a group of friends. Don’t forget to check out the cocktail list; it has several refreshing choices.

These recommendations were updated on October 19, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.