Kiama Best Eats

Your hit list for the best eats in Kiama

In this blog, we will be talking about the best eats in Kiama. Of course, Kiama is famous for its blowholes, but has a lot more to offer than just this natural phenomenon. With plenty of spots to make your brunch a breeze, have a great dinner or just to grab a delicious coffee, Kiama will without a doubt tickle your taste buds.

When travelling, whether for business or leisure, it’s always a bonus to get recommendations from the locals on where to eat. Well you’re in luck. As we luuuurve our food (and drinks), and we proudly support local Kiama businesses, we will happily share our top picks for the best Kiama eats.

The Best Kiama Eats – Breakfast and Brunch

Going out for breakfast and brunch in Kiama is a great morning ritual and there are quite a few amazing places to go. So get ready to settle in for long and lazy mornings (those that could easily last until late arvo) and fill up on Kiama’s best cafe bites before visiting the blowholes, beaches or hitting the shops.

The Hungry Monkey

Without a doubt the most ‘Instagrammable’ cafe in Kiama. The Hungry Monkey always delivers with beautifully presented breakfasts and brunches. With acai bowls, chilli eggs, hotcakes and epic burgers, you can’t go wrong. That’s why this cafe is one of the best eats in Kiama! The Hungry Monkey is normally quite busy so you might have to wait a little while for a table. However, it will be 100% worth the wait, trust us. The Hungry Monkey is a 10 minute walk from Nova Kiama.

Image Source: The Hungry Monkey
Image Source: The Hungry Monkey

Location: 5/32 Collins Street, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 403 397 353 | Website

Penny Whistlers

The breakfast views from Penny Whistlers are unmissable from every table. This hidden Kiama gem has lovely accommodating staff, fresh & tasty food with plenty of vegetarian & pescetarian options. The location is an absolute favourite; a relaxing place for a catch up with friends or a great spot to spend time with family. You can walk to Penny Whistlers from our hotel in just 7 minutes.

Penny Whistlers Kiama
Image Source: Penny Whistlers

Location: 5/31 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4233 2770 | Website

@Milkandhoney Cafe

Great family owned and operated cafe. Expect warm and friendly service and tasty food. The cafe has toys and high chairs for the little ones. Yummy food, large portions and reasonable prices: we’re a fan! Also, make sure to try some of their great variety of baked goods (we ♥ cake). Reach @Milkandhoney Cafe by foot from the hotel in just 5 minutes.

MilkandHoney Cafe Kiama
Image Source: @MilkandHoney

Location: 82 Terralong Street, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4232 1365 | Website

The Best Kiama Dinners

In Kiama you can take your pick from a great range of restaurants: from gourmet Australian cuisine to Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, award winning burgers, you name it. Kiama has a rich farming heritage and our local restaurants happily take advantage of the accessibility of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Expect great dining experiences with a laid-back coastal vibe. We believe the food in our area is the best in the NSW South Coast region, and have listed a few of our favourite dinner spots below.

Little Blowhole Art Bar

How does this sound: tapas, wine, art, beer and cocktails, combined with incredible ocean and countryside views…? Yes we thought so! Your trip to Kiama won’t be complete without visiting Little Blowhole Art Bar. With a delicious tapas menu perfect for sharing, a mix of local and international wines plus a variety of contemporary art exhibitions, you’re in for a great time. Getting to Little Blowhole Art Bar from the hotel is either a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk.

Little Blowhole Art Bar Kiama
Image Source: Little Blowhole Art Bar

Location: Shop 6/4 Tingira Crescent, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4232 4990 | Website

Olive & Vine

Olive & Vine Restaurant has an interesting and delicious modern Australian menu. Tasty, well thought out dishes with country style portions, make sure to try their gourmet pizza. Friendly attentive staff offering top notch service compliment the dining experience perfectly. The beachside restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for casual dining with friends or family. Nova Kiama is just a 4 minute walk down the road from Olive & Vine.

Olive & Vine
Image Source: Olive & Vine

Location: 87 Manning Street St, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4232 1268 | Website

JJ’s Indian Restaurant

JJ’s Indian Restaurant serves fresh dishes with authentic Indian ingredients. Try the Lamb Byrianni, Naan, Butter Chicken and Goat Curry! Comfy and busy restaurant with a happy vibe, you will be pleasantly surprised. Take advantage of the BYO option, or order from the menu as there is a solid selection of wines, beers, ciders and spirits. Nova Kiama is a 10 minute walk from JJ’s Indian; a nice easy stroll home after a delicious meal.

JJ's Indian Restaurant Kiama
Image Source: JJ’s Indian Restaurant

Location: 127 Terralong Street, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4232 4565 | Website

El Corazon Cocina De Mexico

For a fun and casual dinner, this Mexican food haven is infused with vintage vibes, cosy booths and some classic drinks (we love the cocktails). Inviting the flavours of Mexico to this restaurant just off the beach, El Corazon has all the basics covered. Nachos, burritos and of course some amazing margaritas (did we mention we love the cocktails?) to accompany the food. After a filling dinner you can pretty much roll home as we’re only 4 minutes down the road. Ándale!

El Corazon - Cocina de Mexico Kiama
Image Source: El Corazon – Cocina de Mexico

Location: Ground/6 Terralong St, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4232 4847 | Website

Hanoi On Manning

Hanoi on Manning is a family owned and operated Vietnamese restaurant. Serving both traditional and modern Vietnamese cuisine, their dishes are consistently lovely and perfectly spiced. Choose from a variety of boutique beers, order a glass from vino of the extensive wine list or BYO wine. It’s a leisurely 3 minute walk from the restaurant back to ours.

Hanoi on Manning Kiama
Image Source: Hanoi on Manning

Location: 1/10 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia
Contact: +61 2 4232 3315 | Website

We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog on the best eats in Kiama. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing brunch spot or a great dining experience out, Kiama is certainly bursting with options.

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