Hatters Tea House Ettalong Beach

Three to See: Central Coast Cafes

Hatters Tea House
281 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach, (02) 4344 5525.

Hatters Tea House is like no other bakery/café on the Central Coast. Step back in time with its eclectic mix of vintage furniture and wall art, and be amazed by their Siphon vacuum coffee maker which has been modelled of the 1830’s original. Enjoy a wide selection of Montea Christo hot or iced tea blends and indulge in the most delicious cupcake and macaron offering on the Central Coast. Hatters Tea House is well worth the visit.

Impact Plant Cafe

Impact Café
Impact Plants, 9 Poole Close, Empire Bay, (02) 4369 1422.

Offering al-fresco dining, and an Australian cuisine, Impact Café is tucked away in lush dense tropical gardens with an array of unique and exotic plants. Open Wednesday through Sunday for a delicious breakfast and lunch, there is much variety to choose from and the coffee is fantastic too. Impact café is the ideal meeting place for the whole family as it is wheelchair accessible, child friendly and pet friendly. Sit back and hear the birds, and check out the fishpond that surrounds the deck.

aromas on sea terrigal

Aromas on Sea
Ocean Front Terrace, Crowne Plaza, Terrigal, (02) 4384 3501.

If you want the best view in town and outstanding coffee then Aromas on Sea is the place to be! The café’s menu of authentic casual beachside cuisine and exceptional service have made them a favourite of locals and visitors for many years now. Aromas on Sea offer a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and have live music on weekends. This thriving café has been a hit with Australian personalities including Packed to the Rafters actors, TV presenter Mike Whitney and professional golfer Andre Stolz to name a few. Image: thecattylife.com

Three More Cafes We Love – Staff Picks:
The Glass Onion Society (1/208 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty) 4326 1650.
Sul Rondo (4/170 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach) 4382 3820.
Cheeky Charlie’s Bar & Cafe (Fountain Plaza, Erina) 4365 3700

Empire Bay

Empire Bay

Welcome to Empire Bay.

Empire Bay accommodation gives you access to a popular coastal town on the Central Coast, NSW. This peaceful seaside town was not always known as Empire Bay – originally named Sorrento, after a local boarding school. It was only officially named Empire Bay in 1908 when a Postal Receiving Office was built in town and to avoid confusion with a town in Victoria with the same name, Sorrento became known as Empire Bay. The name is said to have been chosen at the time because there was no such town name in the Commonwealth region.

Located on the Bouddi Peninsula, Empire Bay is nearby popular tourist towns Ettalong Beach, Umina Beach and Woy Woy which offer plenty of leisurely activities for all occasions. Empire Bay Tavern is a popular place for locals and tourists as it offers great food, beverage and entertainment for friends and families alike. It also offers a courtesy bus back to your doorstep.

Ferry services regularly run from Empire Bay to Saratoga and Davistown. Take a short drive to Terrigal and Avoca Beach for surfing beaches and authentic cuisines such as Thai, Malaysian, Greek, Indian and seafood, of course.

Bouddi National Park is just moments away. This popular national park extends into the sea creating fully protected land, shore and marine habitats. It contains a series of small secluded beaches making it ideal for bushwalking, picnics, fishing, swimming and relation and privacy. Empire Bay is approximately 90 minutes drive to Sydney and Newcastle.

Directory: Things to do in Empire Bay

Empire Bay Marina (Public Wharf, Empire Bay 2257) 4369 1800

Empire Bay Tavern (1 Poole Cl, Empire Bay 2257) 4369 5840


Impact Plants Nursery & Cafe (9 Poole St, Empire Bay 2257) 4369 1422


Featured Empire Bay Accommodation


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Commanding 90-degree views, boat ramp and a relaxed Balinese theme, this waterfront sanctuary is truly tranquil.

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