Finding a Wollongong cafe that ticks all the boxes can be hard. Either the food is good and the service is bad, or vice versa. We’ve found a few must-stop cafes for your morning pick me up, that won’t let you down!
The Green Room City Beach

The famous bacon and egg roll, The Green Room Cafe - Wollongong
The famous bacon and egg roll, The Green Room Cafe – Wollongong

While the cooler months might be settling in, still nothing beats a beachside breakfast to warm you up in the morning. Get a group of friends together and dine in the sea breeze, as you’re served by one their friendly staff at The Green Room City Beach. Their versatile menu is full of delicious breakfast treats, but be sure to order their famous bacon and egg roll. This breakfast monster includes two eggs, bacon, Swiss cheese, tomato, chilli jam and rouqette served on a glazed burger bun. While this article is focused around brekky feeds, it would be rude not to mention their mouth-watering signature burgers as this lunchtime treat has Wollongong locals raving. What are you waiting for? Give yourself The Green Room City Beach breakfast experience today.
Where: 1 Marine Dr Wollongong NSW
The Shack Thirroul
Beautiful rustic decor, The Shack Cafe Thirroul - Wollongong
Beautiful rustic decor, The Shack Thirroul – Wollongong

Whether you’d prefer to wake up with a fresh smoothie or a creamy Toby’s Estate blend coffee, you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Shack Thirroul. This family-friendly cafe located a 20-minute drive north of the Wollongong CBD, is the perfect place to start your day. If you’re bringing the kids along, we suggest ordering them the waffles with homemade berry coulis and cream – that will have them grinning from ear to ear. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, there’s a range of other healthy and wholesome breakfast selections that may be more suitable for you. In a hurry? That’s no excuse to skip breakfast! Grab a yoghurt and muesli with berries to go, coupled with a creamy takeaway cappuccino. For a great-tasting breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere, stop in and say hello to the team at The Shack Thirroul.
Where: 364-366 Lawrence Hargrave Dr Thirroul Wollongong NSW
Cafe Angeli
Simple yet tasty, Cafe Angeli - Wollongong
Simple yet tasty, Cafe Angeli – Wollongong

Perhaps you live a little closer to Corrimal? Nothing beats a nice hot coffee on a cool winter morning, especially when it’s perfectly poured by the staff at Cafe Angeli. Open 7:00am to 3:30pm, the team here use freshly brewed organic coffee beans, that perfectly complement their beautiful breakfast menu. This locally owned and run cafe is known for its simple yet tasty breakfast dishes served in generous portions, so come in take a seat in their alfresco dining area and find out for yourself. Want a delicious Cafe Angeli breakfast, but can’t be bothered moving anywhere? Cafe Angeli deliver anywhere within Corrimal from 10:30am until 2:00pm; it doesn’t get much better than that! Just one visit to Cafe Angeli and it’s sure to become your new favourite Wollongong cafe.
Where: 110 Railway St Corrimal Wollongong NSW
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