Coogee Beach boasts nothing but beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, and awesome tides. After an action-packed day of exploring, treat yourself to the culinary delights that the area has to offer.
With a huge range of Coogee restaurants and bars to choose from, we have created a shortlist to help make your decision easier. Whether you’re spending quality time with your family or hanging with your mates, you’ll find options to suit everyone around Coogee’s dining scene.
1. Coogee Pavilion
When visiting Coogee Beach, it’s hard to miss the popular Coogee Pavilion. This large establishment has a trendy and cosmopolitan vibe overlooking the beach. It’s the ideal place to set up for the afternoon and watch the world go by, all whilst sipping on tasty cocktails.
The ground floor of Coogee Pavilion presents a relaxed Coogee restaurant vibe, where families and surfers alike are welcome. Offering typical bar food, including woodfired pizzas, burgers and local seafood options.
Venture upstairs and you’ll discover the huge wrap-around bar area offering unbeatable views. It’s here you can indulge in a mouth-watering Mediterranean menu. The pavilion menu pairs perfectly with a crisp rose or schooner of your favourite beer.
2. Cali Press Coogee Cafe
Do you like to start the day with a healthy, freshly pressed juice? If the answer is yes, then you’ll love it at Cali Press Coogee Cafe. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all of the flavours on offer. You could even start the day with a superfood bowl - a vibrant, delicious and healthy way to kick start your day!
Take advantage of the Grab and Go Health Shelf, perfect if you’re heading out for the day - or maybe take advantage of their delivery option if you can’t make it in. Open from 6am to late afternoon, you’ll be able to enjoy a tasty pick me up here.
3. Sugarcane Restaurant
If you love delicate Asian flavours and warming spices, look no further than Sugarcane Restaurant. You’ll find authentic tastes of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia just a few seconds from the beach. It’s a great place for a family meal, a catch up with friends or a romantic dinner for two. The restaurant boasts a stunning traditional Thai design and is the perfect setting for any occasion.
Enjoy amazing fish dishes, such as a raw fish platter, pad thai, eggplant curry and so much more. Everything on the menu arrives at your table beautifully presented and is absolutely delicious.
Accompany your meal with vibrant cocktails or a great vintage wine from the 100 list. Then, enjoy a tasty dessert while soaking up the buzzing atmosphere - the perfect way to end your evening!
Set back from the beach, X74 is a restaurant and bar that offers an opportunity to visit a fine dining establishment.
The restaurant proudly boasts their own garden which allows the chefs to always use fresh ingredients. You may also want to enjoy the beverages that X74 has to offer. Offering a huge array of speciality beers and cocktails, the bar staff here will definitely impress you. If you’re wanting a unique dining experience then you really should make the time to visit X74.
5. Beach Burrito Company
Just a stone’s throw away from the beach is a Coogee restaurant that offers a tasty mix of authentic Australian culture and Mexican delights.
At Beach Burrito, you’ll need your shades. Why? Because the interior is beautifully vibrant with raw timber booths. Both indoor and outdoor seating options are available - sit back and unwind whilst absorbing the relaxing atmosphere.
There are many choices on the menu including popular favourites such as burritos, tacos and fajitas.Sample authentic Mexican beverages such as sangria jugs and pina coladas. Or maybe order a bucket of beers and really settle in for the night.
Barzura is located on the beachside promenade with sweeping panoramic views of the beach. You may want to grab a seat outside to soak up the sunshine and watch the world go by. If you prefer inside, you’ll notice that the interior boasts a trendy and modern vibe.
Barzura serves an authentic range of exquisite Thai food. When digging into mouthfuls of silky-soft noodles, you could almost be mistaken for thinking you’re perched on Pattaya Beach.
You may also want to drop by for breakfast or lunch - Barzura’s pancakes come highly recommended and boast many positive reviews.
7. Milky Lane Coogee
Just a short walk from the beach you’ll find this vibrant and cool Coogee restaurant that’s well worth a visit. You’ll love the trendy modern decor at Milky Lane Coogee. Find the past and present rap gods graffitied on the walls, and enjoy the urban street art.
Feed your soul with mouth-watering loaded burgers - the best in the area. Order some loaded fries, or mash potato balls that ooze with cheese. Come here to eat big and satisfy your monstrous appetite after a day of exploration. There are kids meals for the smaller tummies and halal options available, too.
Feast your eyes on the delicious thick milkshakes, they’ll come loaded with cream, ice-cream, sprinkles and chocolate. This is an unmissable naughty but treat that you can’t go past. Or, enjoy cocktails if you want to rewind, relax and spend time soaking up the atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated atmosphere, delicious appetisers and fancy beverages then head along to Wills. It's here you will experience an exquisite evening of sumptuous delights. Indulge in rock oysters or perhaps bread cannoli, chicken liver pate, chives and cherry. Executive chef Jordan Toft makes changes to his menu regularly, to showcase the best and fresh produce in the area.
The wine list is extensive and boasts many local wines. If you’re celebrating you might like sparkling wine, the 2015 Chardon Blanc de Blancs - Victoria. Or, Perhaps a cocktail? Choose a High Tide, made from yellow peach, Limoncello, Rinomato, Beefeater and Prosecco. Take your taste buds on a magnificent journey.
9. Coogee Wine Room
If you often seek the finest wines and are a true connoisseur, you’ll adore spending time at the Coogee Wine Room. There are vintages of wine available from all over the world, alongside glasses and half glasses you’ll be able to explore
Although you can find exquisite wines here, there is definitely more on offer. Head Chef, Sandro Di Marino, designs delicious mediterenean style menus that'll accompany your wine choices perfectly. You’ll be able to choose from charcuterie and cheese platters, to snacks and plates.
There is also an upstairs dining room and lounge available for hire. You’ll be able to host parties or even a wine tasting event. It’s an ideal place to be the host with the most.
10. Café De France
Café De France is a brief walk from Coogee beach and is located amongst a variety of shops. The outside of the café provides a European feel with its appearance.
The French food served at this establishment is exquisite with many options. The freshly made croissants and pastries will make your mouth water. Not to mention that these are freshly made every day. The menu is designed to bring the taste of France to Australia. Indulge in fresh ham and cheese baguettes, cheese boards, pate, crepes and many other delights.
Relax and enjoy beverages from the bar or bring your own bottle of wine for just 10 dollars.
Your Adventure Awaits
If you’re looking for the best Coogee accommodation that puts you in the heart of all the culinary hotspots, then Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach couldn’t be more ideal. Providing quick access to the beach, parks and of course, restaurants and bars, look no further than our spacious suites. Savour the uninterrupted views of the coastline as you unwind on the balcony.
Once you’ve sampled the delights on offer, we promise you’ll be coming back for more!