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    • Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      As mums we don’t take time out for ourselves and pampering is usually sacrificed. As much as we love our little ones ‘me time’ could be just what the doctor ordered. So why don’t you spoil yourself and indulge in some pampering, enjoy the peace and quiet, even better...

    • You Know You’re a Mum When…

      You Know You’re a Mum When…

      From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the little signs that...

    • Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      This week’s lovely local mum is Celeste Lord. Having only recently moved to the area she fills us in on what she loves best about raising a family on the Coffs Coast. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it? I have lived in Coffs...

    • It’s Time For You Chookado

      It’s Time For You Chookado

      So you’re a mum now. And the second that baby was born this deep seeded emotion you can’t control suddenly entered your life. Guilt. It hits you like a cold day in numerous ways. It haunts you on a range of topics – feeding, sleep, play, education… It hits you when...

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      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Mother’s Day this year will fall on Sunday, 10 May.  While it may be one of the more unusual Mothers days to date and with everyone still adhering to the social distancing rules, you can still pamper from afar. The most common motherly saying is “oh, you didn’t need...

      Fathers Day 2019

      Fathers Day 2019

      The 1st of September is Father’s Day in Australia, the perfect time for honoring fathers or the important male figure in your life.  We often forget the sacrifices and contributions they have made in our lives. This Father’s Day, show him how much you appreciate all...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Finding a new GP and or bulk billed surgery can be time-consuming.  Taken from recommendations of our local mums we have collated a list of some of the bulk-billed GP’s and surgeries around Coffs Harbour. We have also included a couple of private practices which have...

    • Holidays and Travel

      Holidaying with kids? Check out our top tips to make travelling with kids a breeze. We are blessed to be based here in Coffs Harbour with an awesome holiday vibe all year round. Find out the best the region has to offer for school holidays.
    • School Holiday Guide

      School Holiday Guide

      Summer is here, it’s getting hot and the kids are gearing up for school holidays. While the Coast has so much to offer with its stunning beaches, reserves, coastal walks, waterfalls and parks the kids do like a bit of variety. If you are wondering how to keep the kids...

      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      If you plan on hanging up the apron this year and want to get in to the holiday spirit what better way than starting with a perfect meal. Sharing the Christmas meal with family, friends and loved ones is the best way to celebrate the festive season, which is all about...

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Keep on giving this Christmas by supporting Coffs small businesses and “shop it local” these holidays. Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easy with our Christmas ideas guide. We have pulled together a list of some of our favourites, buy local this Christmas! Gifts...

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season. Coffs Central Santa Photos Don’t queue, book in your private Santa Photos and enjoy the...

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Nothing says Christmas like the joyous sounds of carols sung together with family and friends by candlelight. If you love singing your heart out to Christmas Carols, there are some great free community events to attend throughout December. Here is the Coffs Coast...

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      From beauty, career, fashion, health and fitness, money, home, real estate and relationships. You will find it all the relevant info for Coffs Coast Mums.
    • Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter is great fun and we're doing it a bit differently at home this year. It’s a lovely time to spend with your immediate family and a great excuse to indulge in some guilt-free sweet treats. The smell of chocolate is in the air! We have gathered up some fun and...

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      We are nearing the start of the school year and back to thinking about the dreaded school lunches. For those that have children starting Kindy or returning back to school it can be overwhelming coming up with new ideas to ensure that the kids get some variety. Did you...

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Deciding on an area to live and building a life with your family can be a tough choice to make.  Many factors come into that process, and deciding on what your family's priorities are, will not be the same for everyone. So, let's think about Coffs Harbour as a...

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Australia thanks to Mrs Janet Heyden, who helped pioneer it after she started a campaign in Sydney to raise money to buy gifts for lonely or forgotten mothers?  The original meaning of Mother's Day was to acknowledge and...

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, one thing is certain it doesn't have to be all about chocolate. If you are looking for something a little different this year or just wanting to cut down on the sugar intake there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that your...

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So, you’ve decided it’s time for a night out. Maybe a romantic night with that special someone, or maybe a night out with the girls, or maybe it’s just time to treat a loved one out for a special occasion. Now the question is, where do you go?

Here are some of the best restaurants for dining in Coffs for more special occasions.

Taste Restaurant

Sawtell’s Best Kept Secret. Perfectly situated in the idyllic Sawtell Village, Taste Restaurant is one of Coffs Harbour’s hidden gems. Offering amazing food and exceptional.

To those who’ve never dined at Taste…. it’s certainly worth a visit. It’s a quaint little restaurant that welcomes any occasion, whether it’s an intimate romantic dinner, a tasty meal after work or a gathering of family and friends.

You can dine in air-conditioned comfort or al fresco in the warmer months overlooking the picturesque main street.

Bevan brings his classic French training to the best sourced ingredients and produce, and adds tantalising flavour and influence from around the world.

As the sole chef in the Taste kitchen, he delivers his passion for beautiful food with every dish. Locals and tourists alike are amazed at the food produced by just one pair of hands.

Taste has a well-earned reputation for great food and service.

11 First Avenue Sawtell NSW

Reservations: 66 583 583

Website: https://tasterestaurant.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Latitude 30

Modern Australian Cuisine, Tapas, Seafood, Bar and Restaurant with Spectacular Ocean Views.

Executive chef and proprietor Marcus Blackwell is one of the owners and has world class restaurant experience, with dishes that change with the seasons; look for a seafood mezze with king prawns, smoked salmon, oysters and Morton Bay bugs. Traditional Paella, a remarkable wine list, including overseas wines such as French Champagne and Spanish Rioja.

From relaxed deck seating with stunning views of the ocean & marina through to a more intimate dining experience.

Unit 8/1 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Reservations (02) 6651 6888

Website: https://latitude30.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday 11.00am – 10.00pm

Velvets Restaurant at Two Tails Winery

The modern Spanish tapas style menu showcases the best local produce ensuring your time at

Velvets Restaurant is one to remember.

Located in the heart of the Orara Valley, Nana Glen, Velvets Restaurant has something for everyone. Enjoy your meals with sweeping views over the vineyard in a quiet and peaceful setting.

Also ensure you taste the local wines at the Cellar Door.

963 Orara Way, Nana Glen, New South Wales

Reservations (02) 6654 3633

Website: http://www.twotailswines.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-4:30pm

Breakfast is Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am

Element Bar

We’re Coffs Harbour’s most exciting & unique venue, all built around a relaxed, authentic social experience with delicious food; a fantastic bar with a huge choice of craft beers, wines, cocktails & drinks; plenty of live music & an awesome vibe !! All in a stunning modern rustic urban industrial environment…smack in the heart of Coffs Harbour’s best restaurant precinct, The Jetty Strip.

380 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Reservations: (02) 6651 6655

Website: https://www.elementbar.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Open 7 days from Midday

Fiasco Restaurant

A seasonally changing menu, with highlights from different regions of Italy, means there is always something new to experience. The heartwarming cooking and service, combined with an award-winning wine list, have achieved Fiasco a place in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide every year since 2008.

Stefano and his team are passionate about using small, local producers in all areas of the business. They aim to keep alive the Italian tradition of a strong connection all the way from the paddock to the plate. It’s this relationship that ensures the highest quality seasonal ingredients and provides the inspiration for many of the dishes.

22 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Reservations 02 6651 2006

Website: https://fiascorestaurant.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday to Saturday From 5pm

Cedar Bar and Kitchen

Just a 25 minute drive from Coffs Harbour, Cedar Bar & Kitchen is nestled in the heart of Bellingen in a 110 year-old church. The carefully restored building boasts original stained glass windows and 7-metre high ceilings. The food concept at Cedar Bar & Kitchen is a relaxed take on local, simple ingredients with regionally sourced proteins and local fresh produce. From share plates – perfect for a lazy afternoon with a glass of Rosé on the balcony, to slow braised meats paired with a crisp small batch apple cider.

8 Church Street, Bellingen

Reservations: (02) 6655 1001

Website: http://www.cedarbar.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Wed – Friday 11.00am – 10pm.   Sat 9.00am – 10pm and Sun 9.00am – 3pm

Shearwater Restaurant

The view from Shear Water Restaurant should be toasted with good wine, and to make the dining experience there perfect, the restaurant allows you to bring your favourite drop.

Alternatively, enjoy some of their own choices as you tuck into fresh seafood of Modern Australian style and an Asian edge. The water is framed by Australia’s beautiful bush which is always a stunning sight at to see over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Promenade, 321 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Reservations: (02) 6651 6053

Website: http://shearwaterrestaurant.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues and Sunday 8.00am – 4.00pm and Wed- Saturday 8.00am – 10.00pm

Surf Street Emerald Beach

Just a few lazy metres from the beach, you can sit on the deck under cover and watch the surf and catch up with friends while you enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch. As the sun goes down we prepare for dinner with an affordable seasonal menu and wine list.

Surf Street Cafe has recently undergone a facelift giving it a more casual new look and feel. Our menu is seasonal utilising fresh local produce from our region. There is ample parking too.

104 Fiddaman Road, Emerald Beach

Reservations: (02) 6656 1888

Website: http://surfstreet.com.au/

Hours of Operation: Wed & Sunday 8:00am to 2.00pm; Thursdays-Saturday 8.00am to 9.00pm


La Hacienda 101

A modern Mexican restaurant located in Emerald Beach, NSW aiming to provide our guests with a unique, Mexican experience and a fun night for all. Only a short walk from the beach, La Hacienda 101 is fully licenced and offers both eat-in and take away options.

101 Fiddaman Road, Emerald Beach

Reservations: (02) 6656 1633

Website: http://www.lahacienda101.com.au/

Hours of Operation: From 5pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays