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Shae Killey3 years ago

Discover the Wollongong coastline beauty

Living in Wollongong and haven't done the Blue Mile? Arguably the best vantage point in the whole of Wollongong, take a walk from Flagstaff Hill to North Beach for picturesque scenery you won't forget. Regardless of which direction you face, you will be surrounded with breathtaking views; look east and you'll see the raw beauty of the South Pacific Ocean and look west for the magnificence that is the Illawarra escarpment. It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a beautiful place to go for your afternoon run or you just need a spot to relax and absorb some natural beauty, you won't regret a trip to this Wollongong attraction.

While you’re guaranteed spectacular views of the Wollongong coastline the whole way along the newly constructed boardwalk on Cliff Road, it can be hard to find a good dining experience at nearby cafes. We’ve gone to the trouble and found the 3 best Wollongong cafes for you to fuel up at either before or after your trip.

Nonabel Coffee Lounge & Takeaway

Delicious seafood, Nonabel Cafe - Wollongong
Delicious seafood, Nonabel Coffee Lounge and Takeaway – Wollongong

If you’re visiting the Blue Mile then you’re going to need to stop in at Nonabel Coffee Lounge and Takeaway for a lunchtime experience that’s just as beautiful as the sights you’ll be seeing later on. Specialising in a variety of fresh seafood selections, you really can’t look past the fried and grilled prawns with crispy chips and salad. Why should the first class views stop because you’re having a feed? At Nonabel Coffee Lounge and Takeaway you can dine alfresco while overlooking the harbour with a glass of wine in hand and a first class meal in front of you. With such a great location, the great tasting food and friendly staff will feel like an added bonus.
Where: Lot 2 Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW

Connie’s Cliff Road Cafe

Sweat treats, Connies Cliff Road Cafe - Wollongong
Sweat treats, Connie’s Cliff Road Cafe – Wollongong

Do you like to exercise with friends? What better way to start your day than with a picturesque walk along the boardwalk followed by delicious cup of coffee. Connie’s Cliff Road Cafe is situated adjacent to the Blue Mile itself and is the perfect place to refuel after you’ve burned a bit of energy. Restore those lost proteins and carbs with a cheesy bacon, Hawaiian melt with salad which is sure to hit the spot. Otherwise, if you’re craving a sugar hit the banana bread with ricotta, mixed berries, honey and topped with icing sugar will satisfy that sweet tooth. Whatever you do be sure to order a creamy cappuccino to go alongside your breakfast meal for the perfect start to your day.
Where: 1/16 Cliff Rd Wollongong NSW

Cafe Adore

Lamb souvlaki wraps mmm, Cafe Adore - Wollongong
Lamb souvlaki wraps mmm, Cafe Adore – Wollongong

After you’ve discovered the beauty of the Blue Mile, head down to the nearby Wollongong CBD for delectable cafe style food experience at Cafe Adore. Is a $5 coffee and cake deal enough to get you excited? Take a seat at this cosy cafe and indulge in a little treat alongside a premium blend coffee. If you’re not a fan of caffeine, there’s also a delicious Cadbury white chocolate mocha available as an alternative. If it’s a bit later in the day and you’re after something more wholesome, we suggest the lamb souvlaki wraps with salad that are to die for. Otherwise, there’s a range of other meals available on their ever-changing specials board. Since you’re in the area, why not grab a takeaway latte and head to Wollongong Central for some retail therapy to top off a great day.
Where: 280 Keira Street Wollongong

If you have had a blast during your visit to the Blue Mile and you’re looking to experience more of the area, Click here to learn about discovering the Gong in a purring Porsche.

Are you a regular to Blue Mile? Let us know which Wollongong Cafes you like to refuel at when you are in the area.

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