Top cafes for breakfast near Mollymook, NSW

May 10, 2019 / By Andrew

If you are in Mollymook for the weekend, there is no better way to start the day than with a walk followed by a long slow breakfast. A stroll along Mollymook beach or the wilder Narrawallee beach are my favourites. Alternatively, you could meander around Ulladulla harbour, one of the South Coast’s few working fishing ports. If a boat comes in, you could see anything from the mighty marlin to the more humble flathead being unloaded ready for shipping to the Sydney fish markets. Whatever you chose to do, changes are you will have built up an appetite for a relaxing weekend breakfast. Here are my favourite choices. 


Right next to Ulladulla harbour you’ll find Native Cafe. With outdoor tables overlooking the harbour, great coffee and a menu offering whole food brekkie options, its a popular stop for locals and visitors alike. My pick is the granola bowl with oats, chia, dried fruit and nuts, accompanied by orange blossom yogurt. Another great option in Ulladulla is the Treehouse Cafe located next to the cinema.


Just off the northern end of Mollymook beach is Tallwood Eatery. A personal favourite, the cafe is located about 100 metres from Bannister’s Pavilion which offers great five star accommodation and a groovy rooftop pool bar serving drinks, lunch and dinner. Tallwood is a real favourite with locals, who know this is where you can get some of the region’s best coffee. I love the smoked salmon bowl or  the excellent egg and bacon roll with spicy chipotle mayo and eggplant chutney. Tallwood is also a great place for dinner and on Monday nights it offers a three course Chef's choice set menu ($45, including a glass of wine).


If you are happy to hope in the car, I recommend the short drive to Milton, a picture card perfect little town established in 1860. Top breakfast options include Pilgrims Cafe which has been serving vegetarian classics for on the South Coast for over 3 decades and still delivers! Try the breakfast burger with roasted mushrooms, avocado, a fried and a host of other goodies. Across the main road is the Driftwood Cafe which has good food and great views along the coast all the way to surfing mecca Green Island.

Wherever you choose to go, take your time and make the most of a long slow start to the day.

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