the Belgrave Cartel empire
Northern Beaches locals associate the Belgrave Cartel as a synonymous cool Manly hangout. With the “golden triangle”, of Belgrave Cartel on Belgrave Street, Little Belgrave Cartel on South Steyne, and Cove Espresso Co on the wharf. These brothers own the space they play in and have now expanded into new territories up the beaches to Mona Vale.
The iconic Belgrave Cartel bar on Belgrave Street has been a firm haunt for many years, a local’s go-to place for not just amazing drinks and dining, but a creative experience in itself. With European inspired paintings and old-school décor transporting you back to an era of the past, it’s a feast for the eyes as well. Every artwork on the wall tells a story and you won’t want to leave this “hole-in-the-wall” bar once you find a corner to nestle into.
Following hot on the heels is the Little Belgrave Cartel, tucked next to Hotel Steyne with unrivalled ocean views to boast. ‘Little’ brother Drew sails this ship here always with a yarn to lighten your day. Staking their Manly territory, the boys also have the Cove Espresso Co right on the Manly wharf – just in case you want to grab another coffee on-the-go while you race down to catch a ferry.
Lolo’s Lounge on Bungan St. in Mona Vale is their fourth piece of café - bar real estate, the Northernmost link in their chain of venues. Open late every Thursday to Sunday, they serve top-notch burgers and jaffles that go down nicely with a cocktail or two. For a fun twist on the traditional mojito, try their signature ‘Lolojito’, a mix of white rum, crème de cassis and blackcurrant syrup. This funky American diner-décor inspired restaurant oozes a completely different vibe compared to their first venture, but that’s what makes each and every one of these spots so special. Original in their menu together with one-of-a-kind atmosphere for each location, they serve up exactly what their customers want. From Manly to Mona Vale. •
A: 6 Belgrave Street Manly 2095
T: 02 9976 6548
O: Mon-Tues: 6am-2pm; Wed-Sat: 6am-til late;
Sun: 7am-10pm. Happy hour: Wed-Sun: 5pm-6pm
LITTLE BELGRAVE CARTEL
A: 41 South Steyne Manly
T: 02 9976 6548
O: Mon-Sun: 6.30am-3pm
COVE ESPRESSO CO
A: Manly Wharf, Manly
O: Mon-Wed: 6am-3.30pm; Sat-Sun: 8am-3.30pm
A: Shop 5 / 5 Bungan Street Mona Vale
T: 02 8406 0884
O: Mon-Wed: 7am-3pm; Wed-Sat: 7am-9pm; Sun: 7am-6pm