August 6, 2022

Where to eat in Jervis Bay?

With the growing popularity of the South Coast there are more and more cafes and restaurants on offer in Huskisson, Vincentia, and the surrounding areas.

Of course, when we’re asked, “Where would you recommend to eat?” we’re always mindful that this is somewhat subjective as it is biased by our preferences. 

With that said… here goes.


We always start by talking about a cafe called ‘5 Little Pigs’ which has consistently great food and coffee available. Darren, the owner, is a highly trained chef as is Rohan the 2IC. They also have a great crew ‘front of house’ and behind the scenes, turning out consistently delicious breakfasts, lunches and coffees.

Locals tip: Make sure you look up towards the ceiling where you’ll see a range of specials available. These change regularly and are often pretty creative!

Interesting Fact: The name 5 Little Pigs is based on the reality that Darren and his wife have five kids! 

Next, given our preference for plant-based food we are pleased to share the growing number of options available.

The longest-serving option is Pilgrims Cafe. They have a great team and great coffee with a wide range of yummy, vegetarian food that they are happy to adapt for other requirements e.g. vegan, Gluten-free etc.

Another option with a heavily plant influenced menu is Serotonin (on Currambene). They offer conscious coffee with a beautiful kitchen and bar that turns out awesome food with an extensive drinks menu.

Next, still in Huskisson high street is Salty Joes. John and Tiff, the owners are Husky locals and have been an active part of the cafe and restaurant scene for a long time. Salty Joes tips it’s cap to Southern California and has a great menu with something for everyone.

Salty’s also have world-themed dinner options and a vast selection of cocktails and craft beers. It’s never boring with these guys and you will always feel welcome.


Just 2km up the road from Sea Mist you’ll find a small shopping centre that forms the centre of Vincentia. There are a growing number of cafes, but the one that we can recommend is called Albert ‘n Miso.

These guys are serious about their food. So much so, they bake their own bread and roast their own coffee beans! The menu is great and the food fresh. 

Locals tip #1: Their hot chips could be the best on the planet. That’s a massive call but it could, in fact, be true! 

Interesting Fact: Vincentia was originally known as South Huskisson… We wish it had kept that name, it just feels a bit more quaint that way.

Hyams Beach

Whilst it is technically the ‘only’ cafe at Hyams Beach, the team at Hyams Beach Cafe does a great job. Whilst it (unfortunately) does not provide views of the beach itself, it’s cute decor and great food options make it worth a visit.

Locals tip: We often choose from their takeaway menu and go and sit on the beach to eat. It’s a cheaper and more fun way to go about life! Other times, we just like to go and kick back on their veranda and have a pot of tea on a sunny afternoon…

But what about evening meals?

That’s a great question…

As with the cafes, the following is biased towards our preferences but, in saying that, we’ve also included some generally accepted ‘local knowledge’ too.

As with the cafes, the following is biased towards our preferences but, in saying that, we’ve also included some generally accepted ‘local knowledge’ too.

We’re torn between Taj Indian restaurant which is probably where you’d find us most regularly but, we absolutely love Peta & Eva’s Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta restaurant too.

Taj Indian has been in Huskisson for almost two-decades and is run by a father and son team. The food is fresh, delicious and served with a smile. They are licensed but BYO is possible to. If you mention that we recommended you go there, they’ll look after you…

Peta & Eva run a wonderful, authentic Italian restaurant – you know, the kind where there are three generations of family working there on any given night!

It’s too hard to pick between their simple, delicious pizza and pasta but, make sure you leave room room for some tiramisu!

Next, there is the Huskisson Hotel – an iconic piece of high street history! It’s the only ‘pub’ in Huskisson and offers amazing views across the bay. For food there are two options:

  1. The Bistro – classic pub food that’s generally good but, in busy times (and. they get BUSY!) the quality can drop off
  2. The Pavilion – the newest edition and a lovely modern restaurant overlooking Jervis Bay. Booking is highly recommended

If you fancy a touch of ‘South-East Asian’ dinner with a couple of cocktails or glasses of grape juice then Wild Ginger is a solid option. They’re a great crew and are super consistent with their food. You can check out their menu here.

Club Jervis Bay offers you the ‘best view in town’ and have a couple of lunch/dinner options.

  1. The Bayview Bistro has all the classics and daily ‘specials board’ for you to chose from
  2. The Cheesy Grin offers the second best pizzas in town! (You just can’t get past the authenticity of Peta & Eva)

If you like Chinese food then James’ Kitchen will not disappoint. It’s across the street from the pub and is consistently delicious. The only comment we would add is that, it always feels like it was pretty expensive – but we still go…

For the meat eaters – Stonegrill in the main street take their meat seriously. Tony, who has owned the restaurant for two-decades or more is very particular about sourcing his beef. You have the chance to cook your own on a ‘hot rock’ or they have in-house chefs who can prepare other meals.

For something more casual, maybe sitting at Husky Wharf watching the world go by, then you have the ‘World Famous Fish and Chip’ shop on the main street. Whilst ‘world famous’ is a massive claim… they certainly serve some pretty awesome fish and chips! Be warned, if it’s holiday season you could have a 40-60 minute wait – but they’re worth it!

There are more!! But, these are the ones that we can speak to…