Here’s a list of Sydney’s best beach side kiosks and the food that made them famous – perfect places to enjoy and icy cold Coke while you take in the view.
Le Kiosk – Shelly BeachSmall and secluded away from the hustle and bustle of Manly, Shelly beach is a 10 minute walk along the waterfront promenade of Marine Parade, or a 20 minute swim across the open water if you’re feeling brave.
Famous for its freshly made beer battered fish and chips, Le Kiosk offers take away food and cold drinks. Patrons can sit in the areas surrounding the beach to watch the waves while they enjoy lunch.
Dunes Kiosk – Palm BeachTake your pick: battered fish and chips, wraps, freshly made cakes, goats cheese tarts, milkshakes, fresh juices and icy cold Cokes. Dunes Kiosk is not only at a fabulous location, it offers a wide range of food to suit every taste and budget. Weekday patrons have the option of eating in and on weekends the kiosk offers a dinning area under the shade of marquees.
Popular with tourists, Palm Beach is also the set of the Home and Away TV series. The restaurant next to Dunes Kiosk has served as the backdrop for a few episodes.
Garie Beach Kiosk – Garie BeachSet on a secluded beach in the Royal National park, Garie Beach Kiosk is famous for freshly baked, home made pies and sausage rolls, biscuits and muesli slices.
The kiosk also offers a range of cold soft drinks, coffees and milkshakes. Fresh burgers and salad rolls with ham and chicken are also made to order on the premises, just like an old-fashion milk bar.
Shark Beach Kiosk & Nielsen Park Cafe - VaucluseFormerly known as the Nielsen Park Kiosk, this heritage-listed cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. It offers traditional fish and chips, cakes and ice creams that can be enjoyed in-house, on the beach, or in the shade along the esplanade.
For an extra special experience the nearby Shark Beach Kiosk offers twilight fish and chips on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The menu includes flathead fillets and chips, plus grilled whiting or dory fillets, tempura battered whiting & tempura battered calamari.
Pavilion Kiosk - Maroubra BeachThe fish and chips are popular, the gourmet meat pies and sausage rolls a hit, but locals know the reason to come to the Pavilion Kiosk is its excellent selection of baked-on-premises cakes, muffins, biscuits and friands
Facing a shady park with picnic tables and BBQ facilities, this kiosk offers cold drinks and iced teas, and a barista to make lattes and macchiato while you watch the surf roll in.