Best Cafes & Restaurants in The Entrance, NSW

Ken's Humble Pie Shop $

Ken's Humble Pie Shop is the best pie shop not only on the Central Coast but possibly far beyond.

Ken makes pies from scratch using the freshest ingredients!

Meats are slow-cooked or roasted to perfection. Then, it's combined with mouthwatering seafood or vegetables. All encased in a delightful, flaky pastry.

And to top it off, treat yourself to a delicious profiterole, vanilla slice or lamington.

Open daily from 7 am to 4:30 pm. 

32 Coral St. 

Albie's Coffee Bar $

If you're a coffee lover, head to the hole-in-a-wall Albie's Coffee Bar. Passional baristas craft exceptional coffees from espresso to milk-based to cold brew and batch brew.

They serve Veneziano coffee, roasted to perfection.

If you're hungry, try their delectable toasties, croissants and pastries.

Situated by the lake, this café's prime location and top-notch coffee and food make it the perfect way to kickstart your day.

Opens daily 6 am to 12 pm. 

1a Tuggerah Pde.

Cafe Escape $

Cafe Escape is a local favourite known for its excellent service, delicious meals and welcoming atmosphere. The vibe is casual and the menu is diverse, offering vegetarian and vegan options.

You can sit indoors or outdoors.

Try a classic bacon and eggs breakfast or French toast with maple syrup. The coffee is great, too.

Opens for breakfast and lunch.

15 Victoria Ave.

Little Pinoy Kitchen $

Experience authentic Filipino cuisine in a welcoming eatery. Try a savoury rice bowl, pork adobo or sisig, and follow up with a halo-halo. They also have Australian favourites and Bento boxes on the menu.

It's a great place for breakfasts and lunches.

It's a family-run restaurant, which adds a personal touch to the dining experience.

2 Denning Street.

The Spot At The Entrance $

Start your day with classic Australian breakfast favourites like a bacon and egg roll, eggs benedict or a big brekkie.

For lunch, you'll find freshly made toasties, sandwiches, and delicious burgers.

Don't miss their family pasta night on Wed night. You get to choose your favourite pasta and sauce.

The exceptional service sets this place apart. The owner, Maria, goes the extra mile to make you feel at home. Plus, it's kid-friendly, making it a great choice for families.

Opens daily from 7 am except Sat.

1/227 The Entrance Rd.

The Pocket Coffee House $$

The cafe offers great breakfast options and a cozy atmosphere with large pot plants. 

The early morning sun makes it a pleasant place for breakfast or lunch.

For breakfast, try the Pancake Stack or The Benedict topped with hollandaise sauce. For a healthier option, savour an açai bowl with fruit.

They also make great coffee.

6/35 Coral St.

Los Dos Hombres $$

Immerse yourself in a vibrant Mexican fiesta and enjoy authentic Mexican food. Savour enchiladas, burrito bowl, fajitas, quesadilla and tacos made with traditional spices. There are also gluten-free options.

The atmosphere is a blast, with a fun and upbeat vibe. The decor features sombrero hats and music that'll transport you to Mexico.

Opens for dinner on weekdays and for lunch and dinner on weekends. The restaurant is BYO.

147/3 Victoria Ave.

Fonzirelli Pizza $$

Fonzirelli restaurant serves consistently delicious, fresh Italian dishes. And, of course, all-time favourites like pizzas and pasta.

I recommend trying the Mexico City, BBQ Chicken, Devil's Touch or Margherita pizza - they're all amazing. They also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Their pasta is great, too. Try the Spaghetti Marinara!

BYO wine only.

Open for lunch Fri to Sun from 12 pm and dinner from Wed to Sun from 5 pm.

101 The Entrance Rd.

The Lakes Hotel $$

The bistro boasts an outstanding casual, contemporary menu in a vibrant setting. The laid-back atmosphere is perfect for casual dining, socialising and family gatherings. 

Their daily specials are not only delicious but also great value:

  • chicken schnitzel on Mondays
  • rump steaks on Tuesdays
  • beer Battered Flathead on Wednesdays
  • Atlantic Salmon on Thursdays
  • classic roast on Sundays

Adding to the fun, they host events such as trivia nights and karaoke, which add a lively touch to the atmosphere. Plus, there's a fantastic selection of beer on tap.

201 The Entrance Rd. 

Coastal Heaven $$

Savour the taste of authentic Indian and Hyderabadi cuisine at this hidden gem.

You’re faced with endless choices of flavoursome dishes. Try butter chicken, Kadai Chicken, prawn malabari, Goan fish curry, veg samosas…

There are also vegetarian options.

Enjoy the inviting ambience and welcoming service.

The restaurant is BYO.

Open daily for dinner and some days for lunch. 

113 The Entrance Rd. 

Cue and Crew $$$

Cue and Crew is a cafe, restaurant and fully licensed bar.

They use the finest, hand-picked ingredients. They smoke meats over slow-burning iron bark wood, which results in meats bursting in rich flavours.

The brisket, pork belly, ribs, smoky wings and burgers are incredible. The meat practically falls off the bones. It's a taste sensation you won't want to miss!

Open for breakfast from 6 am on weekdays and Sun and for dinner on Fri and Sat. Slow smoked BBQ happens on Fri and Sat from 6 pm.

20 Hargraves St, The Entrance North

Ocean Restaurant $$$$

Ocean Restaurant offers a magnificent seafood dining experience with stunning ocean views.

You'll savour fresh dishes bursting with flavour and beautifully presented. The menu is full of exciting and delicious options.

You can count on great food consistency, and following the chef's recommendations is a must-try.

Enjoy the inviting ambience with rustic charm, cozy lighting and melodious music.

Open for lunch daily from 12 pm and dinner Mon to Sat from 6 pm. 

102 Ocean Pde. 

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