7:00am - 4:00pm
105/109 Flora Terrace North Beach 6020
(08) 9246 2878

It’s hard to talk about Tropico without cliches. You can’t really ignore the salty sea air, the sound of crashing waves, or the steady stream of sun-kissed surfers and smiling morning walkers that fill this seaside eatery. A laid-back Californian vibe oozes through every aspect of this northern beaches restaurant. There’s even a palm tree out the front.

The menu features lime-cured salmon with juicy mango and crispy coconut, and barbecued short-rib steamed buns. The beach theme is even carried through to the coffee – Tropico serves Will and Co beans from Bondi.

Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy a grown-up thick-shake of house-made salted caramel topped with honeycomb.

As the sun goes down, the cocktails are hard to ignore. The apple pie is a clever concoction of cold-pressed apple shaken with cinnamon, vodka and gingerbread. Tropico proves that clichés aren’t always a bad thing.