The perfect stepping-stone to Collaroy Beach, The Pelican Pavilion has spread its revamped wings into a yellow-and-white-striped-awning kind of establishment. Next door to The Collaroy Hotel, the pavilion works a treat with its open bay windows framing the horizon and washed-back floorboards that spell out “beach shack”.

The renovations are two months old and are drawing in the old regulars as well as a new brood. The sea green, wicker accessories and bungalow appeal is perfect for an early riser pit stop or a long, afternoon grazer.

The focus is on health. Get your dose of Vitamin D then shuffle a few steps to order a fresh juice and Vitality salad; packed full of spiced sweet potato and toasted seeds. A custom crab-printed package of fish and chips is a feast for two, or enjoy the brioche French toast with vanilla pannacotta for something sweeter.

Open from 6.30am, the Pavilion dishes up its signature waffle fries and Coffin Bay Oysters until the afternoon. Make your way up to The Collaroy Hotel for dinner and a drink, or hire the Pavilion for you and your closest 50 if you want to stick around.

Pelican Pavilion
1064 Pittwater Road
Collaroy Beach
(02) 9982 3924

Daily 6.30am–3pm