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A couple enjoying a drink whilst overlooking Coogee Beach
Photograph: Anna Kucera

Coogee area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Coogee

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It's not as famous as Bondi but Coogee beach is just as popular with locals and backpackers alike during the summer.

The Coogee Bay Hotel has traditionally dominated sea front socialising but has lately been joined by Justin Hemmes' mammoth Coogee Pavilion, a multi-level party palace that functions as a more genteel and family friendly area in daylight hours. 

The best restaurants in Coogee

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

  • price 1 of 4

This local favourite has queues almost all the way to the beach

Coogee Pavilion

Coogee Pavilion

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The hospitality group that ate Sydney is moving in on its beaches, one bite at a time

Mimi's

Mimi's

  • price 3 of 4

Sydney has a taste for the luxe life and Mimi’s is here to provide another dose of the finer things

Bistro on the Greens

Bistro on the Greens

Part of the South Coogee Bowling Club, the restaurant has high chairs, a play pen for the under fives (complete with a TV) and a clear view of the greens...

The best bars in Coogee

Coogee Pavilion

Coogee Pavilion

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The hospitality group that ate Sydney is moving in on its beaches, one bite at a time

Una Mas

Una Mas

  • price 2 of 4

If anyone knows how to piece together a Mediterranean fantasy by the sea, it’s Merivale

Coogee Bay Hotel

Coogee Bay Hotel

  • price 1 of 4

Coogee Bay Hotel faces onto the golden sands of Coogee Beach, and is known for its live music venue Selina's, quality accommodation, and Marra Bar & Grill

More things to do in Coogee

McIver's Ladies Baths

McIver's Ladies Baths

This safe space for women and children is one of the most private places to bathe in all of Sydney

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach

Bondi's underappreciated little sister? Perhaps. But give Coogee its due. Compact and beautiful with good lookout points at either end, the main strip on...

Maloney's Grocer

Maloney's Grocer

Maloney’s changed the Eastern Suburbs for the better when it opened 11 years ago – no longer did Coogee locals have to slog to Bondi Junction to...