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ettalong Beach tourist resort

Viva Italia in Ettalong

The eastern end of Ettalong Beach is dominated by a striking building, the Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort. It houses an impressive complex of businesses including the Ettalong Markets, Cinema Paradiso, Motel Paradiso and an array of quality restaurant... Read More...

Block ‘n Tackle Brewery Kincumber

If the best kind of businesses come about through personal passion, then the Coast’s newest brewery is surely headed for great things. Michael Pepper (Pep) and Al Jones have a passion for all grain brewing, and Greg Tobin and Brett Brown have a pass... Read More...
Vinatge Fair - Fairhaven Services - Fair Craven'

Vintage Fair the Collective – Fare Cravin’

I’d be willing to bet that you’ve driven past the Fairhaven site in Point Clare numerous times, oblivious to the delights at the end of the long driveway. For years Fairhaven Services has been providing support for locals with disabilities. They sti... Read More...
Interiors by Chloe East Gosford

Interiors by Chloe East Gosford

The charming shopping village of East Gosford, known for its quality, independent cafes, homewares and decorating stores, has an equally charming new addition in Interiors by Chloe. A short stroll from Victoria St, Interiors by Chloe is an Aladdin’s... Read More...

Adriana Parncutt of Adri’s Shop

Creating a little piece of her homeland led Adriana Parncutt of Adri’s Shop to a successful new business venture. Adriana Parncutt knows her gingerbread. Growing up in the Czech Republic, homemade gingerbread was a part of every celebration. Years... Read More...
Like Minds Avoca Beach

Like Minds Avoca

Trying to describe Like Minds can involve a lot of words, and quite a few “umm ...s” as well. But really, it’s all in the name. Housed in an old corner shop in Avoca, Like Minds is a cafe, exhibition space, creative hub, design studio, learning sp... Read More...
Ooomph Cafe and Foodstore East Gosford

Ooomph Cafe and Foodstore

Andrew Mansfield has been peddling organic produce in East Gosford for some time now. After a career in corporate processes which took him to London, Andrew was keen to try a different career when he came back to Australia. Moving to the Coast, A... Read More...
Coast 175 Ettalong

Coast 175, Ettalong Beach

A stylish reincarnation for one of Ettalong’s iconic buildings sees it become a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. The first time Monique Keogh saw the old corner store building opposite Cinema Paradiso she was hurrying for the Palm Bea... Read More...
Six Strings Brewing Company Erina

Six String Brewing Company Erina

A warehouse in Erina is the unlikely setting for a new venue that combines beer brewing, top-quality food and great live entertainment. Six String Brewing Company is an operation that exudes confidence and smells of success (and hops). Yet just th... Read More...


I say chocolate but Cocopure is about much more than that. In fact it’s really about coconut ... Steven Lawson and his wife, Monique, first came across cold-pressed coconut oil after they chucked in a life of city-based desk slavery and headed off... Read More...

Firescreek Fruit Winery Holgate

Think of wine and you will generally associate it with grapes. Why not strawberries? guavas? kiwifruit? It’s true that the grape has certain qualities that make it perfect for winemaking but almost all fruit and herbs have the potential to become ... Read More...

Distillery Botanica Erina

Known for more than 40 years as The Fragrant Garden, Philip Moore transformed the property into Distillery Botanica in 2005. As the founder of Renaissance Herbs, Australia’s largest wholesale herb nursery, Philip brought his wealth of knowledge o... Read More...
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