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Beth McFadden3 years ago

A relaxing Sunday morning out in Coffs!

Every Sunday morning, Marina Drive in Coffs Harbour hosts the Harbourside Markets. These local markets are home to dozens of stalls with handmade goods and fresh produce. If you like to shop local for your weekly groceries, or have been looking for a special gift for someone, you're sure to find it at these diverse markets! If you're visiting to have a look through the stalls, we've also found some of the best local cafes to grab a bite to eat beforehand. We've got your lazy Sunday morning sorted, from breakfast and coffee right through to your fresh produce!

If you’re heading to the markets this Sunday, you’re in for a treat! The Harbourside Markets have dozens of stalls that operate every Sunday morning from 8am until 2pm. Stalls include fresh produce, handmade goods for the home and body, as well as unique clothing and much more. If you want to visit these lively markets, you’d better fill up beforehand so you have plenty of energy to check out the awesome goods! We’ve found three Coffs Harbour cafes nearby that pose as the perfect place to grab some breakfast and a coffee.

OP 81 Café

Amazing breakfast,
Amazing breakfast, OP 81 Cafe – Coffs Harbour

For a cosy cafe to warm you up before the markets, visit OP 81 Cafe. A uniquely decorated and renovated house, this cafe is home to a huge breakfast menu from an award-winning chef. They also offer a smooth blend of single origin coffee and plenty of hearty treats to enjoy.

For breakfast, we recommend trying one of their specials. These change regularly, but include dishes such as sweet corn and capsicum fritters. Or perhaps you’d prefer the apple and cinnamon breakfast risotto, served with brown sugar and lemon caramel. They have a range of divine freshly squeezed juices, but if you’d prefer a hot drink on this cold morning you really can’t go past their barista-made coffee. Still peckish after breakfast? Pick up a doughnut to go (if you’re lucky, you may even get to try the nutella filled doughnut!).
Where: 81 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Cafe Aqua

Grab a smooth coffee, Cafe Aqua - Coffs Harbour
Grab a smooth coffee, Cafe Aqua – Coffs Harbour

Another locally owned gem is Cafe Aqua; located on Ocean Parade, it’s just a short stroll to the markets after you’ve filled up on their breakfast menu. We recommend trying the Tuscan poached eggs, served with basil, goats cheese, tomato, rocket and crispy bacon on Turkish bread. Delish! If you’re visiting with your children, they also have a kid’s breakfast menu to keep your young ones happy.

The locals rave about the delicious coffee at Cafe Aqua, so if you don’t order one to enjoy alongside your breakfast, make sure you grab a cup to go! If you’ve missed breakfast but are keen to get something to eat after you’ve perused the markets, Cafe Aqua also have an extensive lunch menu. With dishes like the grass-fed beef burger, or the salt and sichuan pepper prawn salad, you’re sure to love everything at Cafe Aqua!
Where: 57 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Twisted Sisters Cafe

Grab a fresh meal, Twisted Sisters Cafe - Coffs Harbour
Grab a fresh meal, Twisted Sisters Cafe – Coffs Harbour

Twisted Sisters Cafe is a local coffee and breakfast hot spot, known for their high-quality caffeine and generous meal sizes. The team here brew up a premium blend of Toby’s Estate coffee beans, so for your morning fix, make this your go-to cafe.

Alongside their delicious food and coffee, this is an extremely family-friendly cafe with a kids play area, and plenty of private options for breastfeeding mums. Grab your family and head down here to order their toasted sourdough with jam and ricotta for a quick and easy breakfast. Feeling particularly hungry? Why don’t you try one of their mouthwatering omelettes, filled with ham, cheese and tomato.
Where: 370 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Want somewhere closer to home to fill up at? Check out this best Coffs brekky article for more ideas!

Are you heading to the Harbourside Markets this Sunday? Tell us which cafe you’ll be visiting beforehand!

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