Local Eats in Lake Macquarie

Love to eat? Then you’ll love Lake Macquarie. It’s the place for a great coffee, fish and chips on the jetty, and organic tomatoes from the farmers market. Find a cafe that’s loved by the locals or the perfect spot for sunset beers with friends. And wherever you go, you’re never far from that vast expanse of sparkling blue water.

Cool cafes

Boffee in Caves Beach is a local favourite for brunch. In Warners Bay, grab coffee and a toastie from Brennans or settle in for decadent waffles topped with Tim Tams, Cherry Ripe or Maltesers at Table 1 Espresso. It’s breakfast and lunch with water views at The Lake House Cafe and you can browse for homewares with your coffee at Common Circus in Belmont.

Eating at Brennan's Cafe, Warners Bay

Lunch and dinner hangouts

There’s no schedule in Lake Macquarie. A long lunch easily rolls into a lazy dinner. Grab a seat in the beer garden at The Royal Crown Hotel in Dudley, by the marina at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, overlooking the ocean at Caves Coastal Bar or lakeside at The Boat Shed Bar. Finish the night with arcade games and karaoke at Dullboy’s Social Co.

Picnic on the jetty at Reffertys Resort in Lake Macquarie

Fresh farmers markets

All the tasty fresh produce, local seafood and gourmet delights you’ve been eating in cafes and restaurants can be found in farmers markets around the region. Try the Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of the month, Toronto Monthly Markets on the first Thursday and the Respect All Markets Cooranbong on the third Sunday.

Farmers Market Produce in Lake Macquarie