Coast 89, Toowoon Bay, NSW


Sunday morning.   The perfect morning to sleep, lazily get ready and meander down to your favourite cafe for bunch.  Made all the more perfect as it was day three of our inaugural staycation.  While Coast 89 may not be my go to café, it is certainly top of my list for a slice of banoffee pie and some girly bonding for Mummy Daughter Dates.  Perhaps the only reason the Water’s Edge beats this place out as my go to café is the view at…. the water’s edge.  This place certainly has it beat for delicious things to eat and interior atmosphere.

The Restaurant

Coast 89 is located in a darling little bank of shops that have a delightfully boutique feel about them, quite unexpected for the out of the way area they are in.  In recent years the single block long group of eateries, boutique gift and clothing stores and local services has undergone a facelift and is now a rather pleasant place to take as troll in from the Bay after a swim or to while away some spare time on a weekend.

The unique blend of azure and white wallpaper combined with stainless steel on the walls is carried through to the fixtures with a chalkboard for specials dominating one wall.

The Food

I’ve been coming to Coast 89 ever since they opened several  years ago and I haven’t had a bad meal yet.  I won’t lie and say it is my favourite eggs benny on the coast, but overall the meals are lovely.   The menu is diverse and even my fussiest eater always finds something to practically gorge herself on.

Pro Tip:  Miss Fussy Fifteen recommends the Bacon and Egg Roll


The prices are reasonable and you get value for money with your meal.  Although I don’t drink coffee, I’m assured that it is important that it is good and hot.  By all accounts the coffee is both good and hot here.  One thing I do like is cake and pie. I can tell you from firsthand experience that the cake and pie are both delicious, fresh and oh so yummy.  So if you’re looking for somewhere to share a sweet treat with a girlfriend or to treat your little one to a babychino while you suckle on natures finest gift to keep you going for the rest of the day, Coast 89 should be on your list of places to go.

You will find an extensive menu on the Coast 89 website but in store is where you will find the specials.  A chalk board takes up the better portion of an entire wall and is filled with specials not listed online.  A particular favourite of mine is the warm chicken salad with cashews and maple dressing.  They have not yet invented words to describe how I feel about this dish.  Only low guttural slightly suggestive sounds come close.
89 Toowoon Bay Road, Toowoon Bay   –   02 4333 7999

Monday closed   –   Tuesday 7:30am – 3pm   –   Wednesday 7:30am – 3pm
Thursday 7:30am – 3pm   –   Friday 7:30am & dinner from 6pm
Saturday 7:30am & dinner from 6pm   –   Sunday 7:30am – 2pm


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