Cronulla is home to some of the best cafes in Sydney. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed waterfront dining experience or a caffeine fix, Cronulla has something for everyone. With great coffee, delicious food and stunning ocean views, these cafes are sure to please. So next time you’re in the area, be sure to check out one of these great cafes!
96 Degrees in Cronulla mall is a modern cafe serving perfectly brewed coffee from their exclusive in-house blend and top-quality breakfast and brunch dishes. Their vast menu offers something for everyone, from tender Wagyu steak sandwiches to nutritious vegan breakfasts to fluffy Nutella pancakes. Plus, their smoothies and cakes are delicious, which you can enjoy in the relaxed outdoor dining area.
4 / 15 Ocean Grove Avenue, Cronulla
Nulla Nulla is your go-to beachside cafe for all-day dining in Cronulla. Their extensive breakfast menu features Eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles, while their all-day offerings include a range of schnitzels, pizza, and many veggie options. Aside from high-quality food, the cafe boasts an attractive interior with colourful murals created by a local artist.
75 Cronulla St, Cronulla
Barefoot on the Beach Cafe sits right on the shoreline of South Cronulla beach, making it a popular spot to enjoy your morning coffee with a view. Alternatively, the beachside location and speedy service make it ideal for a takeaway picnic lunch. The family run cafe is renowned for its excellent coffee, but they also have a superb selection of fresh and healthy food, from bircher muesli to toasted sandwiches.
30 Gerrale St, Cronulla
Bianchini’s Espresso, a stone’s throw from South Cronulla beach, is your pit-stop for authentic Italian coffee, fueling you for your morning surf. They also have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, combining Italian classics with Australian favourites. We recommend the mouth watering cinnamon toast or the halloumi breakfast burger.
80 Mitchell Rd, Cronulla
Heart & Soul Cafe in the centre of Cronulla is a relaxed vegan and vegetarian eatery, dishing up tasty food that is good for your body, mind, and soul. The small cafe has just a handful of tables. So if you’re lucky enough to get one, make the most of it by tasting as much of the organic, ayurvedically balanced menu as possible.
2 Ocean Grove Ave, Cronulla
The small, laneway coffee shop, Grind Espresso has been one of Cronulla’s most popular cafes for coffee and breakfast since 2002. The shop is kitted out with bar-style couches, traditional wood furniture and even a refurbished barrel for a unique coffee table. Whether you opt for an almond flat white and pistachio cookie or the Aussie favourite, smashed avocado, you can’t go wrong at Grind Espresso.
Shop 14-16/2 Surf Rd, Cronulla
This family-run cafe and deli serve Greek inspired all-day breakfast dishes made with seasonal local produce. Ham also has a vast drinks menu, including many alternate lattes, juices and their Greek-style speciality frappe. The airy cafe has a lot of outdoor seating, making it a fab spot for your next weekend brunch.
3/17 Gerrale St, Cronulla
All-day breakfast joint Kafenio is ideally situated between the north and south beaches, drawing in surfers and beach-goers needing a caffeine hit or hearty lunch. Along with high-quality coffee, Kafenio has nine toastie variations to choose from that are guaranteed to put a stop to your hunger pangs. Plus, the outdoor seating area is spacious, so you never feel rushed.
9/1-7 Cronulla St, Cronulla
The simple yet modern Contento Cafe by South Cronulla Beach is famed for its healthy Acai bowls and host of other Aussie brunch favourites like eggs benny and avocado and sweet potato fritters. Conveniently located right across from the beach, it’s an ideal place for a post-surf brekkie or a takeaway coffee for your morning walk.
1/45 Gerrale St, Cronulla
Want some rotisserie chicken? Well C.C. Babcoq serves up poultry seven days a week until late. Or if you need something to impress, try the acclaimed banquet menu! While you’re by the beach in Cronulla it’d be rude not to have a cocktail or cold beer, again in luck there’s an extensive drink menu for any tipple.
Shop 4/5/66-70 Cronulla St, Cronulla
Tags: Modern Australian
The Nuns’ Pool by Shelly Park is a stylish eatery with white walls and furniture and tasteful plants dotted around. Their fresh seasonal menu of European and Mediterranean dishes and the spacious seating areas make The Nuns’ Pool a favourite spot for catching up with friends and family. Plus, make sure to try one of the delicious house baked cakes made fresh every day.
103 Ewos Parade, Cronulla
Vegetarian cafe Pilgrims whips us the tastiest plant-based foods that even your carnivore friends will love. The Gerrale street eatery is housed in a heritage-listed building with light-wood decor and exposed brick counters giving a stylish yet welcoming ambience. One trip to Pilgrims is not enough as their wide selection of veggie burgers, pies, wraps, and toasties will have you coming back every week.
97 Gerrale St, Cronulla
There might be no restaurant closer to Bate Bay than Next Door. Stunning views of the beach can only be enjoyed more with liquor right? This relaxed space notes friendship as its mission with a menu stating: ‘we only serve food we’d give to our friends, facilitating a great community feeling.
2/4-6 Kingsway, Cronulla
Tags: Modern Australian
Local chef Rob Lechowicz heads the centrally located Blackwood Pantry with years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants. As a result, the casual eatery has many creative dishes like miso avo toast, spicy bao rolls and prawn poke bowls. They also have an extensive drinks menu, including jugs of sangria, making Blackwood Pantry an inviting spot for a leisurely lunch.
5/33 Surf Ln, Cronulla