I absolutely love the relaxed atmosphere of Bum Balinos Cafe and the Bilgola Beach views are to die for. The food and coffee are not bad either. I love escaping down here for a coffee after school drop off, or early on the weekend before the crowd arrives. Bring your cozzies and take a dip in the surf. It's a great way to work off any calories taken on at the cafe. The whole place is magical and a visit to Bilgola Beach and Kiosk, will certainly lift your spirits.
This place always has a good crowd.
And the views are sublime.
The egg and bacon roll was a good option at $8.
So here's what you'll need to know:
Location: Overlooking Bilgola Beach. Turn onto The Serpentine from Barrenjoey Rd Bilgola.
Distance from Sydney CBD: 36km from central Sydney and about 1 hour by car via the Wakehurst Pwy.
Phone: (61) (2) 9973 1988. No reservations.
Open: For breakfast and lunch daily. Mon - Thurs 6am -4pm. Fri - Sun 6am - 5pm. Check this for any changes in the deep dark depths of Winter.
The vibe: Friendly, relaxed and casual alfresco.
Restaurant and Bar: Simple and fresh cafe fare, with good coffee.
Kid's Menu: No, but plenty of options for kids.
Parking: Ticketed parking in the adjacent council carpark. There is an overflow car park on the western side of The Serpentine. It gets busy on the weekend.
Public Transport: Yes, Take the L90 from behind Wynyard Station, which stops on Barrenjoey Rd. It's just a short walk down the hill to the beach.
Toilets: No not at the cafe. You need to use the ones adjacent to the surf club, 20 metres across the car park.
Shade: Yes there is a an under cover dining area to the front to the cafe overlooking the beach and a further tree shaded area in front of that.
Views: Stunning of Bilgola Beach.
Other attractions: Bilgola Beach and rock pool. Saturday race club at the pool (details here). Also, have a walk around the streets near the beach, some of the houses are gorgeous.
In general: The cafe is CASH ONLY
Bilgola Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Sydney, so why not make a day of it?
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