The Central Coast’s cafes and restaurants have come up with creative solutions to feed and caffeinate you through this time of social distancing. From introducing home delivery to expanding their takeaway options.

We’ve compiled this feature on restaurants and cafés that are making changes to adapt to this new time, and how you can continue to support them.

❤︎ This isn’t about you. Or me. But us. ❤︎

Bookmark this feature, as we’ll be updating it regularly.

Central Coast cafe/restaurant owners, we’d love to include you.
Please email Playing in Puddles’ editor Katie on info@playinginpuddles.com.au with details on how you’re modifying, and whether you’re now offering takeaway, ready-to-eat meals and/or home delivery. Please provide links (not email attachments) to menus and remember to include details of how people can place orders – i.e. phone, email, online, etc.


Sounds on West, Umina

Scarecrow and garden at Sounds on West, Umina
Sounds on West, Umina | Image ©Playing in Puddles

Takeaway | Delivery : The popular American BBQ smokehouse, Sounds on West in Umina is offering a number of delivery options to their customers including UBER Eats and Menulog – you can even request contactless delivery.

There is also talk of them adding their famous smoked meats to the delivery menu to be sure to follow them on Facebook or Instagram for updates. PLUS they are offering 20% off all pick up orders Tuesday – Thursday for lunch AND dinner!

Playing in Puddles has visited – check out our review here.

Sounds on West
Location: 2/227-231 West St, Umina Beach.
Contact: 02 4339 9023
Website: www.soundsonwest.com.au


Cakes by Kyla, Gosford

Takeaway | Delivery : The amazingly generous Kyla Daniels, baker and owner of Cakes by Kyla, is looking to co-oordinate a functional delivery service 5 days a week which will run from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Kyla says, “We are committed to pushing through this uncertain future and we feel that this is a big step in the right direction”.

Cakes by Kyla
Location: 5/2 Watt St, Gosford.
Contact: cakesbykyla@live.com.au


Parklife Pop-Up Coffee, Terrigal

Parklife | Image ©Playing in Puddles

Takeaway | Drive-Thru Pick-Up : Focused on clean eats for kids and great organic coffee for Mums and Dads, Parklife Pop-Up Coffee in Terrigal will continue supporting the local community by offering pre-ordered home cooked food and coffee for pick up.

They’ll be putting together one amazing dish per day which will be available to collect ‘Drive-Thru’ style – perfect for those working from home or in isolation.

Plus, coming before the weekend (24 March), you’ll be able to order, pay & pickup contactless. Also PaulyMac will be cooking up a box every week on youtube, You can add proper milk, free range eggs & sourdough. We’ll look after you, stay tuned.

Parklife Pop-Up Coffee
Location: 11 Terrigal Dr, Terrigal.
Contact: 02 4385 5027
Hours: 8am-2pm.


Gosford RSL

Home Delivery | Takeaway : Gosford RSL is offering home delivery and takeaway on beverages and meals, including Irish stew, butter chicken and kids chicken nuggets! They’ll deliver up to 5km away. You can view the Takeaway Menu online here or call 4323 8320 to place your order.

Gosford RSL
Location: 26 Central Coast Highway West Gosford.
Contact: 4323 8320
Available: Daily 11:30am-8pm.


Bar Botanica, Erina

Mr Goaty Gleato at Bar Botanica

Home Delivery coming soon :

Jules and Dan have said, “You can purchase take-away tubs of our @mrgoatygelato from the @distillerybotanica cellar door, along with essential liquor provisions. ⁠

Once we’ve taken a breath, our plan is to hit the streets with home-delivered tubs of @mrgoatygelato and other mood-boosting treats. ⁠Stay tuned via our socials.⁠”

Bar Botanica
Location: 25 Portsmouth Rd, Erina.
Contact: 02 4339 9023
Website: www.barbotanica.com.au/


Like Minds Avoca

Delivery of meals and coffee beans coming soon : Like Minds cafe at Avoca has a garden setting alongside their coffee shop with multiple large tables and trees providing shade.

The owners have said, “Once we take a step back we will be thinking of ways we can support our community with delivered meals and coffee beans. Please stay updated here. As much as we are saddened and unsettled, we are also looking forward to spending time as a family, spending more time in our vegetable garden, appreciating nature and teaching our boy how to make more cakes! We hope that you can all use the time and space to do something meaningful too. We also look forward to re-opening with an abundance of love once the situation feels more safe”.

Like Minds Avoca
Location: 352 The Round DriveAvoca Beach.
Contact: hello@like-minds.com.au; 0429 599 053.


Osteria il Coccia, Ettalong

Takeaway | Delivery : Osteria il Coccia Italian restaurant (situated inside The Galleria, Ettalong beach) are now offering their full menu for takeaway orders! Customers can email or call them to pre-order for pick up, or they will deliver to locals in Ettalong Beach, Umina and Booker Bay.

Plus, they will be selling their fresh pasta, sourdough bread, their butter, fresh Sugo and Bolognese.

Osteria il Coccia
Location: 40/189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach.
Contact: info@osteriailcoccia.com.au; 02 4327 8952.
Website: www.osteriailcoccia.com.au


Pinocchio’s Wine and Pizza, Gosford

Takeaway | Delivery :

Pinocchio’s deliver pizza, pasta and WINE! Praise be.

The team at Pinocchio’s are dedicated to supporting the local community and will be delivering everyone’s favourite Italian to your door! Customers can order online or through UBER Eats.

TAKEAWAY COCKTAILS now available from 4pm today! (24 March). Pick up or delivery! 🥰 Order through the app, via phone or through the Pinocchios window.

Pinocchio’s Wine and Pizza
Location: 32 William St, Gosford.|
Contact: 02 4346 4721.
Website: www.pinocchioswinebar.com.au/


Remy & Co. Pasta Bar, Erina

Takeaway | Delivery : Remy & Co. Pasta Bar in Erina provide fresh, handmade Italian food to Central Coast families. What makes them super special is their focus on local produce!

Remy & Co. Pasta Bar
Location: 2 Ilya Avenue, Erina
Contact: 02 4303 0854
Website: www.remyandcopastabar.com.au/


Bombini, Avoca

Takeaway | Home delivery : Bombini owners Hayley and Cam will be introducing takeaway and home delivery. Here’s what they’ve said:

“Today will be our last service at bombini. Not forever, just for now.

We have been so fortunate. The magic we have created with our team and community is Invaluable.

We are conscious of offering financial and emotional support required to our staff during this time, we welcome any ideas that our community have to boost trade & secure local employment.

Our take home & delivery schedule will start Thursday March 26.

HAYLEY & CAM ❤️❤️”

Bombini
Location: 366 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach.
Contact: 4323 8320
Website: http://bombini.com.au/


Central Coast cafe/restaurant owners, we’d love to include you.
Please email Playing in Puddles’ editor Katie on info@playinginpuddles.com.au with details on how you’re modifying, and whether you’re now offering takeaway, ready-to-eat meals and/or home delivery.Please provide links (not email attachments) to menus and remember to include details of how people can place orders – i.e. phone, email, online, etc.