Gusto On The Beach at South Curl Curl SLSC

Here’s a cafe and takeaway kiosk with marvellous views up the lovely Northern Beaches coastline. Gusto On The Beach is in the SLSC building at South Curl Curl, with indoors and outdoors seating and the sand is right there.

This is a great spot if your children are old enough to play on the beach by themselves, they can whizz off once they have scoffed their meal.

South Curl Curl Cafe beach view
Love a cafe right by the beach.

Gusto On The Beach at South Curl Curl SLSC

South Curl Curl SLSC, Carrington Parade, South Curl Curl

Open: Seven days, 8am to 3pm or 4pm depending on season.

Gusto On The Beach website

The new inside decor is lovely, with scatter cushions and the white wooden panelling giving it a really beachy feel.

The cafe can get terribly busy, as can the kiosk, especially on Sunday mornings in summer when Nippers swarm the beach.

During the week it’s all much more laid back.  Breakfasts, lunches, drinks and snacks are served.  Check out the latent menu in the photo, but expect changes too.

This is the flagship cafe of Gusto Coffee, a well known cafe which roasts their beans close by in Mona Vale. So you can expect a top notch coffee here.

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Such relaxing decor inside the cafe

Children’s Menu: No

Highchairs: Yes

Toilets/ Baby Change: Toilets are very close by in the SLSC, no change tables.

Mum’s Report: We love South Curl Curl and one of its best attractions is that we can sit down at the cafe or at least get a takeaway coffee and ice blocks for the kids.

Extra:  Read the post about South Curl Curl beach and rock pool here.

Parking: There is a small carpark down beside the SLSC, otherwise street parking on Carrington Parade.

South Curl Curl Cafe beach views from Gusto
Cafe with a sea view

South Curl Curl rock pool with cafe behind
The cafe is in the SLSC at the rear on the left here, gorgeous old building.
art deco slsc building south curl curl cafe
Grainy shot on a stormy day
South Curl Curl Cafe beach
This is an oldshot of the cafe, the seats have changed these days.

When our older boys were little we used to bring them to Nippers here, so South Curly beach and this cafe and kiosk have a place in our hearts.

South Curl Curl Cafe beach ocean pool
A dip in South Curl Curl rock pool, followed by lunch and a coffee… it’s the life of Riley, I’m telling you
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Chicken sandwich at Gusto On The Beach – you can’t go wrong


Gusto On The Beach Map

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The brown rice and red quinoa salad, with pulled pork. I’m so healthy!!

Where do you go for a treat?

Do you love an ocean pool like I do?

Find many more family-friendly Sydney cafes here.

Find more Northern Beaches kid-friendly cafes here.

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  1. says: Johanna

    This looks like an awesome place to escape with or without the kids. I love the name of the cafe. I remember the days of being so grateful not to have to cook for a multitude of palates, that going out was a real pleasure even if it was cardboard consistency with mayo. As the kids leave home, you begin to get more discerning which is both good and bad I think!

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Oh that’s me, I could weep with gratitude just cos I don’t have to shop, clear or wash up. It can all get a BIT repetitive. But I find when out with friends too that I’m too busy gabbing to mind much about what I’m eating… must eat more mindfully… one day!

  2. says: Seana Smith

    Being a foodie can become an ambition for the future… and yes, beaches with pools alongside are so good, great for families especially when there’s a shallow kids area as there is at Curly.

  3. says: Tat

    Looks like a great place to relax with kids… or without. I know what you mean that it is never often enough. That salad does look delicious.

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