Not to be outdone, the Observatory Hotel also has this bustling little ground-floor cafe with tables spilling onto the street. Milkbar Town Beach is friendly, the breakfast and lunch offerings are wholesomely healthy and being located behind Town Beach it feels seasidey. Coffee is organic and single origin, most ingredients, like the Ricardoes tomatoes and free-range eggs, are local and the bread is woodfired sourdough. A great place to linger, watch Port Macquarie go about its day and plan your next excursion over baked eggs and the morning paper.
Shop 2, 38 William Street, Port Macquarie; (02) 6583 2700