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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

The perfect cafes to chill in after your morning surf

There is nothing more relaxing than spending hours in the ocean away from our hectic lives on land. With the sun beaming onto your skin, the salt water splashing around you and the smell of the sea, this has got to be heaven, right? Whether you're a keen surfer who has been hitting the waves since you were a nipper or new to the sport and loving every minute, it's no secret that surfing is a great way to chill out. However, after spending hours in the water, you're going to want to fill up your empty stomach and hydrate your body, so we suggest popping into one of these cafes for a post-surf feed.

Port Macquarie is spoilt with a number of fantastic cafes which are open from early hours to late afternoons. After surfing one of these local spots, be sure to swing by and treat yourself to a delicious cup of coffee and a wholesome breakfast to replenish your energy and hydrate your body.

For the best right handers visit Grants Beach

Enjoying the waves - Port Macquarie
Enjoying the waves – Port Macquarie

If you’re an experienced surfer and looking for some of the best right-handers in the area, make sure you take a trip to Grants Beach. This sandy stretch is three and a half kilometres long and poses as a popular wave for both locals and visitors alike. Are you keen to surf but your partner would prefer to stay out of the water? Luckily there is a brilliant walking track that runs alongside the beach, allowing both of you to get some exercise before indulging in brekky.
Where: Grants Beach, North Haven, NSW, 2443

Surf the waves and stroll along the sand at Lighthouse Beach

Gorgeous view from the Lighthouse - Port Macquarie
Gorgeous view from the Lighthouse – Port Macquarie

Nine kilometres long, Lighthouse Beach offers a healthy supply of beach breaks, with the best of the waves at the northern end. Depending on the conditions, this spot is good for both beginners and advanced levels as well as posing as the perfect spot to take the family for a day of fun. If the waves aren’t up to standard you can enjoy some time fishing on the south side of the Watonga Rocks or take a walk up to the lighthouse.
Where: Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

Cafe Buzz

Barista coffee, Buzz Cafe - Port Macquarie
Barista coffee, Buzz Cafe – Port Macquarie

After your morning surf head down to Cafe Buzz for a fine blend of coffee, that will be sure to get rid of that salty taste from the sea. The friendly team at this lovely little cafe are well-known for whipping up some of the best hot drinks in the area, so if you’re feeling low on energy after all those waves, this is certainly the place to be. As well as exceptional coffee, Cafe Buzz serves up a number of delicious dishes that will satisfy your hunger from the moment they touch your lips. For a filling and nutritious breakfast, order a delicious bowl of macadamia muesli served with milk and honey. Open from 6:30am to 5pm every day, whether you decide to visit for a quick brekky or a late lunch, Cafe Buzz is the place to be.
Where: Shop 9, Peachtree Walk, 71 Horton Street, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

LV’s on Clarence

Modern decor, LV's On Clarence - Port Macquarie
Modern decor, LV’s On Clarence – Port Macquarie

Pop into LV’s on Clarence for a relaxing post-surf breakfast. This friendly cafe is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town and offers a casual atmosphere, friendly service and exceptional food. Regardless of whether you’re a sweet tooth or a savoury lover, the breakfast menu at LV’s on Clarence has something for everyone. If your mornings don’t feel right without a plate of sweet indulgence, make sure you order the brioche french toast which is served with espresso maple, fresh berries and crispy pancetta. If you prefer more savoury options choose the paleo; this dish includes roasted root veggie patty, three poached eggs, LV’s Salmon, tomato, avocado, bacon and sautéed spinach with a balsamic glaze. Whatever dish you decide, wash it all down with a cup of barista coffee and relax in this modern location.
Where: 1/74 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

Searching for the perfect lunchtime location? Check out Relax and lunch, the Port Macquarie way, for the ultimate spots to enjoy a delicious meal.

Where do you grab brekky after the surf? Enlighten us below!

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