5 January 2023

Eight great coffee stops from Batemans Bay to Broulee

| Lisa Herbert
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Consistently good product and service from Alfresco, now in Batemans Bay. Photo: Facebook.

Travelling south from Batemans Bay this holiday season? Get off the highway and explore some excellent joints serving great coffee and fabulous flavours on the Eurobodalla Coast. You’ll be rewarded with quality food and drinks, wonderful service and that special coastal feel.

Alfresco Coffee Roasters Batemans Bay
5 North Street, Batemans Bay

The Alfresco coffee-roasting legends of Moruya recently opened this cafe in North Street in the Bay, open 6:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday, and 7:30 am to 1 pm Saturday. Coffee? Absolutely one of the best on the coast – hot, cold, beans, paraphernalia, from an espresso shot to an iced latte, these people know what they are doing. Plus, they serve delicious breakfasts, brunch, smoothies, toasties, abundant Balance Bowls, and all kinds of cake, that always-perfect coffee accompaniment. Alfresco Coffee is a thriving local business and it’s a pleasure to watch it grow and deliver on product and service around our beautiful coast.

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Taking over from The Venetian is Little Paradise in Batemans Bay. Photo: Facebook.

Little Paradise Coffee Roasters
Address: 3/32 Orient St, Batemans Bay

What was once the popular The Venetian boutique cafe and coffee roaster in Batemans Bay is now Little Paradise. As with their previous incarnation, they are roasting beans, now with the help of Alfresco Coffee in Moruya. The cafe is light and sunny, open from 6 am until 3 pm Monday to Friday, with a small menu of cakes, slices and toasties, real tea, chai, matcha organic tea, and hot chocolate. The Endless Summer coffee blend, with its lovely aqua packaging, has found its way to several cafes on the South Coast. On the website, you can still order some of the old Venetian staples like the Coffee Snob and Mediterranean blends, plus Endless Summer and two single origins. Like your beans? Come here.

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Smiling service and excellent coffee are hallmarks of Crumb in Batehaven. Photo: Lisa Herbert.

Crumb Cafe
Address: 268 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay

At Crumb Cafe we recently enjoyed one of the best coffees and best breakfasts we’ve had. A perfectly textured latte and no need for an extra shot with that ONA Coffee richness. Just delicious. We couldn’t resist the Crumb breakfast, the meals looked so good going past to other diners – a sizzling-hot pan of rich-red tomato sugo with eggs, greens and chorizo with warm bread and butter on the side made our morning. Brekky is served until 11:30 and then it’s on to burgers, and vegie salads with loads of gourmet touches like pickles, crumbs, relishes, exotic fruit and nuts, and a well-stocked cabinet of edible goodness.

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Espresso Garden – happy coffee from a vintage Citroen truck in Batehaven. Photo: Lisa Herbert.

Espresso Garden
13 Edward Road, Batehaven

We just love it when we run across little enterprises serving up coffee and eats in unexpected places. Out walking in Batehaven one morning we stumbled into the Edward Road Market Place, where these happy folk were serving up the love from their cute vintage Citroen coffee van. Hello, coffee and brioche breakfast roll!

Espresso Garden brews Seven Miles gusto beans, has great gluten-free eats from local lass Sarah’s Kitchen & Catering, sugar-free milkshakes, makes delicious toasties and BLTs, and utilises a favourite morning tonic – maple-smoked bacon. Plus, Angelo can often be found making pizza in his little fired oven. Four other enterprises are involved in this open-air courtyard, including a plant nursery, bric-a-brac, a providore and an art gallery. A sweet, kid-safe find in the streets of Batehaven. Wednesday to Friday 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am to 3 pm.


A rich, dark roast from Seven Miles Coffee is brewed at the Rivermouth General Store in Tomakin. Photo: Facebook.

The Rivermouth General Store
Address: 101 Sunpatch Parade, Tomakin

Friendly, cosy, surfer-stylish – welcome to the Rivermouth General Store. A place for a morning coffee under the skies of Tomakin, The Rivermouth serves a good breakfast and great selection of light lunches. Plus, you’ll find smoothies and juices, spiders and shakes, as well as intriguing variations like dandelion soy latte and brewed spiced chai. Coffee beans are a darker roast from Delano/Seven Miles and you can have any milk you desire. Offerings are simple and straight-up delicious, covering all bases with gluten-free and vegan options. Keep cups, milk, tea towels and other goodies are on show in an eclectic little storefront. Check their socials for occasional evenings and kick your shoes off.

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Always buzzing, friendly and delivering the good stuff, Mossy Point Cafe has a bold menu. Photo: Lisa Herbert.

The Mossy Cafe
Address: 31 Pacific Street, Shop 7, Mossy Point

Extremely popular Mossy Cafe is big and busy with a bold menu. Much of the product is made from scratch, sourced locally, and the owners pride themselves on knowing where everything comes from. Guerrilla Roasters‘ coffee is always well made and there’s 50c off if you bring our own takeaway cup. There’s an excellent all-day menu offering sourdough breakfasts, eggs all ways, loaded brekky fries and pimped-up scrambled eggs, Mossy bowls of granola, smoothies, or Mexican salsa-laden salads, Seoul Bowls and Rainbow Salad Bowls. Strange and beautiful birds were calling from the trees shading us, umbrellas were up and the service was swift. It’s open every day, so relax and enjoy. (You can also visit the Mossy crew at the Eurobodalla Botanic Garden when you go over that way, Mossy on Gardens.)

Single Fin Canteen

It’s like stepping into a surf shed at Single Fin Canteen, Broulee. Photo: Facebook.

Single Fin Canteen & Goods
Address: Shop 3/79 Coronation Drive, Broulee

Walking into Single Fin is a bit like walking into a beach party. Fake lawn and breeze blocks, fringed umbrellas and surfboards adorn the interior. Sit back in a sun lounge and check out the retro vibe, where every corner is a cute vignette of surfboard bits, mirrors, lamps and quite loud shirts. It’s a very friendly joint. Our lattes were delicious with well-textured milk and a strong caramel shot, made with their Single Fin blend of beans from a Wollongong roaster. They have a selection of gelato from Kiama producer The Pines, as well as pastries and bircher muesli in the cabinet, and refreshing natural juice pops. A happy place in beautiful Broulee, right next to the Broulee Brewhouse (just saying).


We love this colourful cafe hiding behind the main drag of Broulee, Killibinbin. Photo: Facebook.

Address: 23-25 Grant St, Broulee

It’s always a bright, sunshiny kind of day at Killibinbin, a little cafe with a big heart in Broulee. A lovely vibe, big smiles, colourful and eclectic decor and loads of good stuff to eat and drink, both organic and wholesome. This place is a bit of a locals’ secret, and like many secrets it’s a little bit exciting to find. Mogo sourdough, big bowls of bounteous salads, toasties, pies, quesadillas, breakfast cups, and darned delicious coffee. Brewing a dark roast from Moruya Coffee Company. Good vibrations abound. Open every day.

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Bernie Richards8:30 am 30 Dec 19

Cafe 366 in Lilli Pilli near the boat ramp has great coffee, bountiful breakfasts, delectable cakies and delicious lunch options you want to linger longer for. Chips aren’t just chips at this fabulous spot, they have a secret spice which everyone loves (especially my 11 year old). The staff are wonderfully welcoming too.

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