the mossy cafe

31 Pacific Street Mossy Point

The Mossy Cafe is far more than a spot you grab your latte and run – it’s an institution, and as some would say a family of coffee lovers, fur babies and friends for life.

When you dine at ‘The Mossy’, owner/managers Belinda and Dean are passionate about ensuring you are well fed, have a good laugh and slow down before you rush into the rest of your day. As Belinda says ‘its not just a cafe, its a destination.’

Be sure to pair your coffee as you like it (locally roasted Guerrilla Roasters coffee) with Eggs-as-you-like it and don’t miss the guacamole, or their delicious daily specials. Tip: Grab a table first and remember the table number when you order!

jj’s at the marina

27 Beach Road, Batemans Bay

Celebrate the beauty of the South Coast with JJ’s at the Marina in Batemans Bay. Overlooking the Marina, every seat has uninterrupted breath taking water views.

The menu focuses on locally and regionally sourced seafood and produce. You’ll find the classics, as well as shared plates with a modern twist. JJ’s also offers an extensive cocktail and impressive wine list. Wind down and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and water views.

JJ’s won’t just delight your tastebuds, there’s regular gigs by local musos and fun activities for kids on the weekends, so be sure to check out their updates before you book to make the most of your lunch date or evening!

raymond’s at malua bay

Shop 3, 4 Kuppa Avenue, Malua Bay

If you’ve visited Bateman’s Bay in the last 30 years, you’ve likely eaten at Raymond’s – his mango chicken and sizzling steak are legendary. Despite his well-loved premises succumbing to fires in early 2020, Raymond launched Raymond’s at Malua Bay in October 2020 with the full support of his family behind him.

Ultimately, it is his love of cooking, his love for his customers and Bateman’s Bay that keeps him going. When people say they love his cooking, that’s his happy place. He loves saying that ‘Everybody loves Raymond’ and we would love to host you and show you why!


Promenade Plaza, 1 Clyde St, Batemans Bay

If you been to Batemans Bay then you have most likely visited Starfish. Re-opening recently with a facelift and a fresh new menu sourcing lots of local ingredients. Perfectly located in the heart of town with the best view out to sea. Owner Paul O’Connor left behind his job in Russia to return to his roots on the South Coast. 

As a kid growing up Paul surfed every break along the south coast and made many of friends with some now legendary surfers. You can see it in the new decor which showcases signed memorabilia from Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Phil McDonald and local legend Shane Wehner.


60-64 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay

For those seeking modern dining when visiting Batemans Bay, make a trip to the award-winning Sandbar residing at Quays Hotel. Owner and chef David Tinker trained under three-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire in London and brings all he learned back to his hometown. At Sandbar you can enjoy sprawling water views from the balcony, before entering into a contemporary dining space styled with coastal inspiration. Find plush carpet underfoot, blond timber tables set with cloth napkins, sparkling glassware and comfortable steel blue upholstered chairs, creating a calming space to indulge in.

The Sandbar’s ever-changing menu is peppered with Japanese inspiration and French techniques, specialising in degustation options with dishes like yellowfin tuna, grilled fuyu persimmon, confit yuzu, fennel, blood orange pickled pumpkin, walnut oil and shiso. Finish with roasted Kyoto matcha marshmallow, just one of the creative desserts on offer.

tribe cafe

57 Beach Road, Catalina

For those looking for a healthier meal while at the coast, pop into Tribe Cafe. Owners, Mark and Kylie, moved to the coast from Leeton to fulfil their dream of owning a cafe just before the bushfires hit the region. It’s always tough to go to a new town and start a new business but these guys really had a hill to climb in their first year.

Now a thriving part of the community sourcing ingredients from local roasters and growers they present a healthy take on the cafe classics. Sharing a building with a Tribe Beauty, Soul Tribe Yoga & Wellness and Tidal Physiotherapy, it is truly a one stop shop to start your holiday right! Tribe Cafe is next door to Birdland Animal Park and is dog-friendly too!

Innes boatshed

1 Clyde St, Batemans Bay NSW

From the need to feed hungry young fishermen, to feeding almost every visitors the best seafood on the South Coast, Innes Boatshed certainly has a big reputation.

With prime position along the Batemans Bay foreshore, Innes Boatshed is a fantastic place to pick up your fill of cooked prawns, lobsters, delicious local oysters and crispy battered fish ‘n’ chips. Grab your drinks from the fridge, and eat out on the deck overlooking the bay, or find a spot on the Foreshore reserve nearby for a seafood picnic in the sun.