Best Beach Bar and Restaurant: FNKY MNKY at Mad Monkey Coogee Beach
Not only is FNKY MNKY a restaurant serving delicious modernized pub food, but it’s a bar, co-working space and hostel! They serve up pizzas, burgers, pastas, and an array of healthy options for the clean-eaters. Dine inside the colorful restaurant or hang outside on the balcony with panoramic ocean views. Be sure to stay for some cheap beer and enjoy the regular events hosted here like Salsa Night, karaoke, and Saturday pancake breakfasts!
Location: 186 Arden St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
Contact: +61 2 9315 7888 | Website
Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday, open for dinner every night!
Best Breakfast in Coogee Beach: The Little Kitchen
A family-owned restaurant with a charming and rustic atmosphere, The Little Kitchen has outdoor seating for guests to enjoy. They open as early as 7 AM and the menu regularly changes based on the available products for the day. The salmon with dill yogurt and scrambled eggs and the braised lamb neck with eggplants and almonds are the clear winners here.
Best BBQ in Coogee Beach: Churrasco Coogee
When you’ve worked up an appetite after swimming or trekking the Bondi to Coogee walk, Churrasco is where you want to be. It serves authentic Brazilian style BBQ, giving diners a selection of all-you-can-eat antipasto, meats, and vegetables. Churrasco opens at 6 PM and it’s best to book a table before coming in.
Coogee Beach’s Best Restaurant With a View: Barzura
Open from 7 AM until late, Barzura offers the most amazing views of Coogee Beach and the Pacific Ocean, hands down. It features a vast menu, also catering to those with special dietary needs. But if you have to choose only one dish from this restaurant, let it be the Nasi Goreng and you’re sure to keep coming back.
Best Wine Bar in Coogee Beach: Little Jack Horner
Situated just across the Coogee beach with a nice view of Wedding Cake Island, this little café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At night, its wine bar comes alive with good sounds fit for any beach bar. If you’re a night owl, you can also drop by and enjoy their live band or comedy to wind down after a long day.
Best Organic Food in Coogee Beach: X74
X74 has an organic garden where they grow and source their fresh ingredients daily. The restaurant features a sumptuous menu made exclusively in their kitchen. The staff assures customers that no shortcuts are taken and no artificial ingredients are ever used in the food. If you drop by on a Tuesday night, it’s trivia night so grab your friends for some fun and friendly competition.
Location: 10 Bream St, Coogee NSW – VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9665 2222 | Facebook | Website
Hours: Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Best All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant in Coogee Beach: Farinha
When you mix traditional Italian food with eat-all-you-can Brazilian style service, you get Farinha. Guests can eat as much salad, bread, wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas as their heart desires or until their stomach hurt. It costs $35 per person and reservations are encouraged. If you don’t think your appetite is big enough, you can order the pizzas and pasta for takeaway and share with your friends.
Location: 222 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee NSW – VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9664 3462 | Facebook | Website
Hours: Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Coogee Beach’s Best Seafood: A Fish Called Coogee
If you’re a fish and chips fan then you would find this restaurant a little heaven by the beach. It has different types of fish and seafood available for you to choose from cod, marlin, salmon, perch, octopus, prawns and more. You pick how your food is cooked: fried, grilled or barbecued. They are served hot and fresh with a side of chips, corn or salad and your choice of sauce.
Best Coogee Beach Cafe: Café de France Coogee
No one does breakfast like Café de France and they even serve it all day long! Get a croissant for only $5 and pair it with your favorite coffee. But if you want something special, go for their sweet or savory crepes and you won’t regret it.
Location: 19 Havelock Ave, Coogee NSW – VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9664 4005 | Facebook | Website
Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Best Mexican Food in Coogee Beach: Beach Burrito Company, Coogee
This restaurant is a little piece of Mexico in the middle of Coogee, but they also have several branches scattered around Australia. The food is so good, you might forget your name after eating it. They have different deals on each day of the week, including $3 tacos on Tuesdays, 2 tacos and a beer for $10 on Thursdays and a whole lot more. Check out their website for the complete list of promos.
Best Burgers in Coogee Beach: Out of the Blue
Concrete Playgrounds describes Out of the Blue as, “cult burgers by the beach.” Bloggers and food enthusiasts have given this restaurant a thumbs-up and for good reason. The first thing you’ll notice is the long line of people waiting to get their hands on their yummy meal. Deep fried fish with a generous serving of chips start at $10 and burgers start at $7.
Location: 2/272 Clovelly Rd, Coogee NSW – VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9315 8380 | Facebook
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Coogee Beach’s Best Smoothie Shop: Melonhead
If you’re out for a run or just finished a sunbathe sesh on the beach, you can get healthy, fresh and cool refreshments from this smoothie shop. They have over 20 kinds of shakes and juices available and the servings are huge to keep you full until your next meal. The simple fruit shakes start at only $6 but if you want something more special, you can try their Honeybee Smoothie or their Acai Smoothie.
Best Pizza in Coogee Beach: Jack’s Pizza
Their pizzas come in four different sizes making it convenient to order for both solo eaters and big groups. They make pasta, bread rolls, and traditional, gourmet and even dessert pizzas. If you can only choose one, try their Coogee Bay Special pizza. Eat in, take it out or have it delivered, the choice is yours.
Best Thai Food in Coogee Beach: Chillax Thai
Chillax Thai is tucked in a street just a few steps away from the beach. Open from 5 PM daily, it serves mouth-watering, authentic Thai food that’s perfect on a warm and sunny day. You shouldn’t miss their crispy soft shell crab and their slow cook massaman beef curry.
Coogee Beach’s Best Indian Food: Flavour of North India
This restaurant serves authentic Indian food at very competitive prices. Their garlic naan and meat samosa cost $3 each and are to die for. But what you’re really here for are their generous servings of curries on rice. A medium meat curry will set you back $10.50 but you can add just $1 to make it a large and share it with your friends or reserve the leftovers for your next meal.
Best Coogee Coffee Shop: The Diver Café
If you’re serious about your caffeine, this place is where you should start your day. They know their coffee and they know it well. No matter how you take your coffee, the guys at this café will not disappoint you. They also have a good variety of milk to cater to your dietary needs.
Best Sushi in Coogee Beach: Sushigoi
Craving fresh sushi while laying on the beach? If so, it’s best to head to Sushigoi. It’s a sushi train restaurant so you can grab whatever catches your eye. The price of the food depends on the color of the plate you take, starting at $2.50.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Best Healthy Food Spots in Coogee: Cali Press Coogee Café
There’s no shortage of healthy food in Australia and this restaurant is a testament to this fact. They serve cold press juices, smoothies, lattes filled with nutrients and enzymes, concentrated shots full of vitamins, superfood bowls and fresh, homemade sandwiches. Bring it with you on your morning run for a quick energy boost, or dine in before you start your long day of sight-seeing.
Best Asian Fusion in Coogee: Sugarcane
This well-rated restaurant that serves Asian food is originally from Surry Hills but moved to the coastal suburb of Coogee in 2015. It’s open for breakfast and dinner daily and serves lunch from Thursday to Sunday. Prices are a little steep but ordering the dishes with bigger servings is recommended and is best to share with a friend.
More articles about where to eat in Sydney:
Still hungry? Check out these other articles about where to eat in Sydney! From the beaches to the city center, we’ve got plenty of recommendations for your munchies:
- Sydney Eat Street: 10 things to eat in Coogee by Jenifer Jagielski from The Daily Telegraph
- The 50 Best Cheap Eats in Sydney from Timeout
- Where to Eat in Sydney Right Now from Condé Nast Traveler
- The Top 10 Restaurants in Sydney by Andrew Kingsford-Smith from The Culture Trip
- Cheap Eats Sydney by Katie Tobias from Nomads World
If you’re wanting a nightcap to end your perfect day on the beach, check out our list of the best bars and pubs in Coogee!