Manly restaurants

Modern Australian in Manly

Good Hope

Handsomely designed, with a wall of wine and darkly elegant decor, this is a welcome recent Manly arrival. It offers share plates of innovative and surprising quality in an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere. Sunday brunc…
Latin American in Manly

Papi Chulo

Casually stylish, this light-filled location on Manly Wharf has a vague vibe of the decadent Latin American tropics suggested by its artfully distressed wood and brick, age-spotted mirrors and lazily spinning fans. …
Mexican in Manly

Chica Bonita

This upbeat place rises above its unprepossessing location: straddling the end of a dingy shopping arcade, with carpark views. It offers zingy, inventive Mexican fare from lunchtime burritos to evening tacos, with g…
Modern Australian in Manly


Occupying Manly's primo location on the wharf, Hugos has super views from its open windows and sought-after outdoor deck. Relax on the banquette seating and sip a cocktail, then tuck in to delicious pizzas or an Ita…
Cafe in Manly

Barefoot Coffee Traders

Run by surfer lads serving fair-trade organic coffee from a closet-sized open-to-the-breeze shop, Barefoot epitomises Manly cool. Food is limited but the Belgian chocolate waffles go magically well with a macchiato.…
Cafe in Manly

Belgrave Cartel

This well-established cafe does perhaps Manly's best espresso in a soothing vintage atmosphere with a couple of laneway-style outdoor tables. Breakfasts and Sunday brunches are guaranteed to please, as is the select…
Cafe in Manly

Boathouse Shelly Beach

This sweet little spot on picturesque Shelly Beach makes a top venue for breakfast juices, brunches, fish 'n' chips, oysters or daily fish specials, served either in the restaurant section or from the kiosk. There's…
Cafe in Manly

Bower Restaurant

Follow the foreshore southeast from Manly’s ocean beach to this salty little cafe/restaurant, so close to the sea that the windows often get sprayed (a major storm once closed it down for months). It's pretty casual…
Vegetarian in Manly

Pure Wholefoods

This whole-food minimart has a great little street cafe serving mainly organic vegetarian goodies, including flavoursome flans, salads, nori rolls, cakes, cookies, wraps, burgers and smoothies. (There is some meat o…
Thai in Manly

Chat Thai

Set inside Manly Wharf, this branch of the Thaitown favourite misses out on the harbour views – though you can just about watch the prow of the ferry nose in – but delivers on flavour.