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Café Crush: The Best Café s in Manly For A Beachside Breakfast

Correct us if we’re wrong, but there are few things better than a weekend brekkie by the beach. And Manly's slew of laid-back, buzzy cafés make the perfect morning pit stop. From wholesome nourish bowls at The Boathouse to decadent croissants at Rollers, there’s something here for every type of brunch-goer. So next time you’re in Manly, maximise your beach time knowing that these 7 cafés are just a short stroll away. 

Ruby Lane

A licensed organic grocery and café, Manly's Ruby Lane has a wholefood and sustainable approach to dining, offering up a range of nourishing, dietary-friendly bites. A local hangout during the week, and a popular weekend brunch spot. Be sure to get in early over the weekend to grab a table. For a wholesome start to the day, order their famous Paleo Bread served with lashings of housemade cashew butter. 

The Boathouse

Fitting perfectly into its idyllic Shelly Beach surrounds, The Boathouse is a kiosk, café and restaurant, all-in-one, serving up delicious breakfast classics in a rustic-chic setting. With indoor and outdoor dining options, they're open for breakfast and lunch, but they don't take reservations, so get in quick to score a waterside table.

Rollers Bakehouse

When it comes to their delicious flaky croissants, the genius bakers at Rollers never mess around. For breakfast, try the Coconut and Banana croissant with spiced coconut and strawberry jam - it's so  worth getting out of bed for. The space is cosy with communal tables, a cute courtyard and succulents aplenty. Oh, its also millennial pink and oozing with California-cool vibes, the stuff Insta-dreams are made of. 


Down at Manly Beach, Girdlers is made for long, lazy brunches. With rustic and natural interiors, it’s also a health lover’s haven famed for its acai bowls, and sweet buckwheat crepes served with berries and coconut ice cream. For a savoury option, order the Cauliflower-rice Shukshuka for a unique take on the Israeli classic. The coffee is also excellent, and there are a few flavours of kombucha on tap.

Fika Swedish Kitchen

Fika is a ritual that involves taking a break for coffee and a bite, while catching up with family and friends. Something that we all happily live by. Moments from the beach, Fika Swedish Kitchen serves up Nordic delights for breakfast and lunch. Pair your meal with a Glow-J juice or a glass of O’Boy (Swedish chocolate milk), and admire the Scandinavian fit-out.


This wholefood café has a gorgeous feel-good vibe, and almost everything is made from scratch, with little to no wastage. After your morning ocean swim, order the Brekky Wrap which uses Turmeric Eggs as a wrap, filled with a generous portion of spicy beans, greens and avocado. Or, opt for the classic bircher muesli, which is topped with hemp, bee pollen and granola. Ora, which means 'alive' in Maori, will leave you feeling exactly that, healthy, nourished and alive. 

Love Juice Superfood Bar

Passionate about all things healthy, the team at Love Juice Superfood Bar offer fresh and nourishing fare, perfect for a bite on the go. From modest beginnings of a Kombi mobile juice bar, their vibrant bar now offers an array juices and smoothies, seasonal plates, vegan treats and locally roasted organic coffee. 


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