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Shae Killey4 years ago

Foodies guide to a shopping spree in Wollongong

Winter is coming! So it's important that your wardrobe is filled with the latest designer winter wear so you not only look good, but stay warm. When last did you go out and have a good shop? It's time to get your handbag ready and treat yourself to an afternoon shopping spree in Wollongong; after all, what's the point of working our backsides off if we don't get to indulge in a bit of spending every now and again? We've saved you the trouble and found the 3 best shopping centres in Wollongong, along with a few food stops along the way.

For those CBD shoppers

Wollongong Central

Open 7 days a week, Wollongong Central is the leading destination for fashion retail in the area. With over 150 retailers including big names like Myer and David Jones, Wollongong Central really is the one stop shop when it comes to filling your wardrobe with winter wear. Shopping with the little ones? Don’t worry, the new playground area means that your kids will love Wollongong Central almost as much as you do.
Where: Wollongong Central Wollongong NSW

Graze Cafe Restaurant Bar

Talented baristas, Graze Cafe Restaurant Bar - Wollongong
Talented baristas, Graze Cafe Restaurant Bar – Wollongong

Located on Crown Street, or what locals refer to as ‘Eat Street’, Graze Cafe Restaurant Bar makes for the perfect location to rest those weary legs after you morning shop. With lunch specials available from Monday to Friday you can graze on a garlic prawn linguine with rich tomato and fennel for only $15 – leaving you with plenty of cash to spend on more important things like clothes. There’s also a range of other lunch specials, as well as an all day breakfast menu that is sure to satisfy your stomach.
Where: 156 Crown Street Wollongong NSW


For those living a bit further south

Dapto Mall

Don’t reside close to Wollongong’s CBD? Don’t worry you can still get all your shopping done at Dapto Mall. It doesn’t matter whether you need to go clothes shopping, get the latest video game or buy some groceries, Dapto Mall has a store for you. Like Wollongong Central, Dapto Mall also has a kids play area so you can reward the kids for being so well behaved while you sit and relax.
Where: Princes Hwy Dapto Wollongong NSW

Coffee Guru

Sweet treats, Coffee Guru Dapto - Wollongong
Sweet treats, Coffee Guru – Wollongong

Whether you want to grab a takeaway coffee before watching the kids burn off some energy in the play area or you’re shopping with some friends and want a place to catch up, Coffee Guru is the perfect place. Located inside Dapto Mall, order a tasty toastie or ham and cheese croissant from one of the friendly staff and then sit down and relax. This cafe acts as a tranquil escape to the shopping centre chaos that surrounds you.
Where: Dapto Mall Princes Hwy Dapto Wollongong NSW


For those who like everything in one place

Westfield Figtree

It doesn’t take an experienced shopper to realise that if a centre is owned by Westfield, you’re going to find what you’re looking for. Known for their comprehensive choice of retail outlets, you won’t go home empty handed if you’re looking for latest pair of designer boots or scarves this winter.
Where: 19 Princes Hwy Figtree Wollongong NSW

Gossips Coffee Lounge

Coffee and waffles mmmm, Gossips Coffee Lounge - Wollongong
Coffee and waffles mmmm, Gossips Coffee Lounge – Wollongong

What’s better than a bit of mid-week retail therapy? A bit of mid-week retail therapy combined with some waffles and coffee from Gossips Coffee Lounge. If you haven’t got a sweet tooth, order the big breakfast from their all day breakfast menu which features two eggs, mushrooms, sausage, hash brown, crispy bacon and tomato which is sure to hit the spot. Regardless of your taste, be sure to stop in at Gossips Coffee Lounge for the perfect end to a day’s shopping at Westfield Figtree.
Where: Westfield Figtree Princes Hwy Figtree Wollongong NSW


Have we left out your favourite place to shop? Let us know where we missed along with what Wollongong cafe you like to refuel at.

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