Top 10 Laid-Back Lunch Spots | Destination Wollongong


Celebrate by indulging in delicious food at the city’s laid-back lunch spots. Whether you are a local looking for a relaxing spot to unwind or a visitor eager to explore Wollongong’s culinary delights, we’ve got you covered.


Levendi offers an extensive menu that includes their beloved signature dish Fish & Chips. A great place for a casual feed, enjoying Wollongong’s stunning vantage points. 

Pepes On The Beach

The spacious deck, adorned with bean bags and hanging chairs, captures the essence of Mediterranean and Australian outdoor living.  The vibrant food & beverage menu, inspired by Californian flair, offers a fresh fusion of flavours ideal for sharing. Each dish is crafted to enhance the relaxed vibe Pepe’s is renowned for.


Nestled along the coastline, Headlands Hotel boasts breathtaking ocean views.  Dining options specialise in fresh, seasonal produce. The laidback, casual atmosphere of the Hotel compliments the variety of dining options available, including Woodfired Pizza, The Airstream and The Bistro open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

BASTA Trattoria

 A cozy Mediterranean & Italian inspired Restaurant and bar. Order up a freshly shaken cocktail or a saucy slice of authentic wood fired pizza – with the perfect, slightly crispy base of course. Classic Italian hospitality in an essentially Aussie low-key setting, BASTA always puts delicious dining on the table.

Lee and Me

Located on Crown Street, is a charming café perfect for a leisurely spring lunch. Their menu is filled with inventive and health-conscious options, including salads, sandwiches, and all-day breakfast dishes.


Overlooking North Beach, Diggies offers a relaxed beachside dining experience. Their menu is centred around fresh, local produce, making it an ideal spot to enjoy a light and healthy spring lunch. Don’t forget to try their fresh juices and smoothies.

North Beach Kiosk

Just a stone’s throw away from the sand, North Beach Kiosk is a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil lunch by the ocean. Their menu features simple yet tasty dishes including fish and chips, fresh juices, salads, burgers and smoothies.

Towradgi Beach Hotel

Offering a diverse menu with a spacious outdoor terrace and cabanas for hire. It’s an excellent choice for families or groups with options to suit all tastes, from fresh seafood to classic pub fare. 

Steamers Bar and Grill

Located near Wollongong Beach, is a must-visit for a relaxed beachside lunch. Their menu  is influenced by bold and dynamic flavours of street food from Asia, western Europe, the middle east and home. It’s the perfect spot to unwind, enjoy a cocktail and meal, and soak up the coastal views.