February 3, 2019 / By Tim Falk
Narooma may be best known for its natural beauty and unspoilt beaches, but this charming coastal town also boasts a thriving café scene. With an abundance of fresh local produce to choose from, the town’s foodie culture offers unique dining experiences all year round. So, where’s the best place to go for breakfast in Narooma? From smashed avo and big breakfasts to aromatic coffees and freshly-squeezed juices, Narooma’s best cafes offer something to suit even the most discerning diner. Here’s my guide to four of the favourite brekky spots.
The View — Coffee & Bites (above)
You don’t have to be a genius to work out where the inspiration for the name of this popular café comes from — the shimmering vistas of Wagonga Inlet demand your attention from the moment you enter this Campbell Street eatery. Happily, those million-dollar views are backed up by an equally impressive breakfast menu. From the gourmet bacon and egg roll to the lip-lickingly good eggs Montserrat, your taste buds are in for a treat. The coffee at The View is also some of the best in town and you can drop in for cup every day except Thursday. So grab an outdoor table, take your pick from the extensive menu and then just sit back and take in the beautiful coastal scenery.
Bound to Earth (above)
The next stop on our Narooma breakfast adventure is the Bound to Earth Espresso Bar, which is tucked away on Noorooma Crescent. While Bound to Earth is only a small and humble shopfront, it serves up some big breakfast flavours in a funky vintage setting. The focus here is on making the most of locally sourced produce, including cheese, meats, honey and more. The coffee is also a favourite with most visitors, reminiscent of something you’d be more likely to find in Sydney’s inner west than in a small coastal town. Best of all, Bound to Earth also boasts a decidedly chilled and laid-back atmosphere, which is exactly what you want when you’re enjoying a lazy weekend getaway.
Sea Salt Café, Dalmeny (below)
A 15-minute drive north of Narooma, the peaceful town of Dalmeny is well worth including on your Narooma weekend itinerary. Not only does it boast more pristine beaches for which the region is famous, it’s also home to this welcoming little café. With a wide range of breakfast options on offer, Sea Salt Café serves up delicious fare to help you start your day the right way. It also offers wonderfully smooth coffee and enticing home-made cakes, so feel free to pop in throughout the day if you’re just after a quick snack. Whatever you choose, grab an outside table and soak up the relaxed vibe and impressive beach views.
Ice cream for breakfast — really? Don’t be fooled by the name of this popular Narooma café; while it’s the perfect spot to treat yourself to a home-made ice cream on a hot summer’s day, it also serves up mouth watering breakfasts. From café favourites to gourmet creations, there’s something to suit every appetite. Best of all, the coffee is delicious (see the image of the tumeric latte above) and always hits the spot on a lazy Sunday morning. And once you’ve polished off your breakfast, you might want to pick up a sweet treat — the home-made muffins in particular get rave reviews — to enjoy later in the day.
What ever your fancy - you'll find great food and friendly people in this lovely part of the Far South Coast!
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