Burnt Honey Bakery
Copacabana is located on a crescent-shaped beach just south of Avoca, meaning it is slightly cut-off from the rest of the Central Coast. But the lack of thoroughfare traffic makes this quaint surfy town all the more delightful!
Burnt Honey Bakery is an 18-month-old bakery that’s quickly established itself as a local pilgrimage destination. Expect glistening chocolate eclairs, neenish tarts, handmade pastries and olive sourdough focaccia on the menu, all made on site. Get in quick, they’re only open until sold out!
Shop 1/224 Del Monte Pl, Copacabana
Located at the stunning accommodation lodge, Bells at Killcare, The Wildflower is where to go if you’re after something a little bit bougie and a lot local. Headed up by renowned chef, Sean Connolly, fifteen per cent of the produce on the menu is sourced from the restaurant’s own 500m2 kitchen garden, which includes an orchard, olive trees, beehives and free range hens.
With as many regionally sourced producers, growers, winemakers and suppliers as possible, a menu highlight is the locally harvested seafood – such as the crayfish caught off nearby Macmasters Beach!
107 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights
The newly minted sister of Terrigal’s Caribbean rum shack, Mumbo Jumbos, Shady Palms is a local favourite in-the-making. Owners Heather, Isaac and Steve drew on the local surf culture when fitting out the space in in-land Avoca Beach, creating a breezy, tropical vibe with references to mid-century Hawaii and 80s California.
The dining, drinking and live music venue comprises a beer garden with lime washed stone booths, an island-style cocktail bar and a bungalow with a more traditional dining room with a vast selection of tap beer, wines and speciality cocktails. Serious vibes!
366 Avoca Drive, Kincumber