Go From Beach to Brunch at The Little Kitchen in Coogee

The Little Kitchen
Photo credit: The Little Kitchen Coogee/Facebook

After a refreshing morning spent at Coogee Beach, nothing beats heading to a local cafe for a satisfying brunch. One of the best options for beachgoers is The Little Kitchen, located on Arden Street just a short stroll from the sand.


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Whilst it may not have the sweeping ocean views that some other beachside cafes boast, this charming spot makes up for it with top-notch food that keeps locals and visitors alike coming back for more. 

Whether you’re craving a burger stacked with bacon and egg, fluffy pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, or a wholesome bowl of granola with fresh fruit, you will find something tempting on the menu. Crumpets with smashed avocado and poached eggs are also a popular pick.

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The Little Kitchen is a cosy, family-owned establishment run by husband and wife team Neil and Amy Thompson. Their goal was simple – open a cafe with an emphasis on serving fresh, high-quality food in a relaxed setting. The result is a bright, inviting space filled with rustic wooden tables and some outdoor seating when weather permits.

Owners Neil and Amy Thompson (Photo credit: The Little Kitchen Coogee/Facebook)

Coffee is sourced from Bassett Espresso, and is reputedly one of the best cups you will find among the eastern beaches. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available for those looking for something stronger than caffeine.

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The menu changes regularly to take advantage of the best seasonal produce. The Thompsons work with local growers and organic suppliers to bring the freshest ingredients to your plate.


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The Little Kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily, with the kitchen firing up at 7:00 a.m. each morning. 

Whether you need an early caffeine fix before hitting the waves or a midday snack between beach sessions, this cafe has your cravings covered. Next time you’re exploring the Coogee shoreline, pop into this charming brunch gem for a taste of neighbourhood flavour.

Published 1-August-2023