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Cove Cafe

The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4384 5083
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
“bruschetta” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really wonderful experience, with an excellent outlook in this waterfront location and beautiful food as well! Great service from friendly staff, the Cove Café is a must.

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I simply can’t fault the restaurant today. Service was great, our meals were all first class, our grand daughter loved the colouring in pencils, paper. A lovely family lunch. We’ve been here a number of times and today was a clear winner.

Thank SydneyJim56
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I have no idea what went wrong for the diners on 13th July as we were there on Wednesday, 11th and all was spot on. Having visitors to the coast we decided on Cove Cafe mainly due to the water’s edge location. The menu caters...More

Thank Packing247
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Took my two kids there for a late lunch. Ordered the $14 squid and a $6 side of chips. Kids got kids meals which included ice cream. Got about seven pieces of fried squid on a plate. Not a green in sight. Expected more for...More

Thank Coastiemum
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

What a life depriving experience this was. Maybe if we had eaten in and had sat down coffee they would have been ready faster.

Thank MelissahB
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The staff at the cove went out of their way to accommodate our unexpectedly large family group. We visited in the afternoon so there were no scones left ( unfortunately). the Lemon meringue pie, the sticky date pudding and the white Chocolate coconut muffins were...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

It had been a while since I visited the Cove so gave it another go as you can't beat the view. Greeting was friendly and they were super busy as most tables were full and they had opened up more verandah to tables since I'd...More

1  Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Eating out in Terrigal is always hit and miss at best, so taking the decision to go to lunch is something i don't look forward to. We chose the "The Cove" overlooking the haven, because the view is what Terrigal is about and although the...More

Thank gasman18111959
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

One of the best views on the central coast...tick! Well worn tables and chairs, wobbly and not the cleanest..... cross! Menus need reprinting, old dirty paper from too much handling, simple reprint twice a week would cost next to nothing.....cross! Coffee, excellent...tick! Attention and greeting,...More

2  Thank Ross S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I never been to the Cove Caffee and a long time ago that I been to Terrigal. What a spot to have lunch at especially on such a glorious day. I have read some of the average reviews and I can honestly say that we...More

1  Thank Da_Dutchy_64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Haven, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4384 5083
  • E-mail
If you haven’t been here before, Cove is a Licensed Café that is literally on the waters edge at the Haven, Terrigal. We absolutely love great food and the smell of a freshly ground coffee in the morning. We invite you to come down and relax, enjoy the views and our service – you don’t even have to bring a smile – we’ve got that covered for you already – free of charge.
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