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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

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

Being by the beach is all well and good but once the sun goes down the surfboards, goggles and togs get put away and those sun-kissed bodies need a place to...

More things to do in Coogee

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...

Selina's - Coogee Bay Hotel

Selina's - Coogee Bay Hotel

The Coogee Bay Hotel's refurbished live music and club venue. Although the capacity is 2,000 the venue is intimate and there are some great seats on the...