The south coast of New South Wales is one of Australia's best kept secrets(until now). Much more beautiful than the north - give Surfers Paradise a miss, go South! Well, the water is cold in the winter, but in any season you can call in and have a great brunch or lunch at the Pilgrims - is also eat-in, not just takeaway. At the back there is a terrace which is quiet and sunny.
Their veggie and vegan burgers are sensational, my favourite is the Blissburger: veggieburger, salad, pineapple, peanut sauce.Then there are their drinks, try the mango smoothie.
Only trouble is that a burger and a smoothie is a big lunch - share with a friend! Prices are reasonable, I think good value for the quality you get.
Pity it closes at 15:00 hours and closed on Mondays.
Milton is a small country town a few km inland from the coast, 8km south is Ulladulla which is more urban. Closest beaches are the beautiful Mollymook and Narrawallee(5km). Inland are the stunning but rugged Budawang Ranges.
Great area to spend a holiday! ( I have since my childhood and no, I don't work in a tourist agency!)
Cons: closes at 15:00