If you’re a Wollongong local, you’ll already know how lucky you are to have some of the best dining locations in New South Wales on your doorstep. Read below to find out some of the best cafes and restaurants in the Wollongong area that offer delicious meals regardless of how hungry you may be.
Two Doors Up

Relax and indulge, Two Doors Up - Wollongong
Relax and indulge, Two Doors Up – Wollongong

If you’re looking for a relaxing location where you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere while indulging in delicious food, look no further than Two Doors Up. This fantastic spot is home to a great menu that is suitable for both bigger and smaller appetites. Fancy a few share plates over a bottle of wine? From 4pm daily Two Doors Up serve a number of bar snacks and nibbles that offer the ultimate social dining experience for you and your friends.
Choose from their delicious menu that includes mouth-watering dishes such as salt and pepper squid served on a bed of rocket with citrus aioli, and beef and bean nachos presented with guacamole and sour cream. Are you after something to compliment that full bodied bottle of red? Order the cheese platter that includes four different types of cheese alongside breads, pâté and fruit. Regardless of what you choose, Two Doors Up provides the finest food in Fairy Meadow and is certainly not one to be missed.
Where: Shop 1/31 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, NSW, 2519Fairy Meadow, NSW, 2519
Seascape Café and Catering
Incredible views, Seascape Cafe and Catering - Port Kembla
Incredible views, Seascape Cafe and Catering – Port Kembla

Hurry on down to Seascape Café and Catering this lunchtime for a meal that will leave you feeling comfortably full. If you find yourself with an hour or two spare in Port Kembla, don’t go past this friendly café. Located on the gorgeous foreshore, relax in this nautical setting as you browse over their delectable menu that includes both light lunches and regular portions.
If you’re stomach can’t handle anything too heavy have no fear, as this little café serves up a number of delicious dishes that are perfect for you. Enjoy one of the gourmet wraps on the menu that include fillings such as baked pumpkin, salsa, feta and salad. If you just fancy something to pick at, order a bowl of wedges served alongside your choice of either sour cream or sweet chilli dip. If you’re looking to escape to the coast for lunch this week, make sure you visit the friendly team at Seascape Café and Catering.
Where: 91 Foreshore Road, Port Kembla, NSW, 2505
The Shack Café Thirroul
Warming soups and treats, The Shack Cafe Thirroul - Thirroul
Warming soups and treats, The Shack Cafe Thirroul – Thirroul

If you love cafes with personality, you’re going to adore The Shack Café Thirroul. This friendly location offers a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy a delicious meal while you relax into the comfy furniture and sip on your favourite coffee. Offering a number of delicious meals and treats, regardless of how hungry you may be, The Shack Café Thirroul will satisfy your needs.
Serving up tasty lunches including homemade soup, freshly baked treats and barista coffee, the only trouble you’ll have at this friendly location, is deciding when to leave. If you’re looking for a light breakfast try a tasty mix of yoghurt, muesli and berries, to satisfy your hunger without bloating you out. Whatever you choose, you can guarantee you won’t leave disappointed when it comes to this lovely little café on the outskirts of Wollongong.
Where: 364-366 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, NSW, 2515
Looking for something to do in Wollongong? Check out this fantastic blog that features some great walks as well as placed to eat!
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