What’s on at Ripples

Ripples: A Hastings Point culinary delight


Nestled in the heart of Hastings Point, within the idyllic surrounds of Tasman Holiday Parks – North Star, lies a culinary treasure waiting to be discovered. Ripples Licensed Cafe, is a destination in itself, positioned where the ocean breeze meets the coastal vibe and every dish tells a story. Here, the commitment to fresh, local ingredients is not just a philosophy but a celebration of the Tweed Coast’s rich harvest, from the freshest of seafood to garden-fresh vegetables. Ripples transforms dining into an experience, inviting families, locals, and travellers to gather around tables that echo with laughter, shared stories, and the clinking of glasses. Welcome to Ripples Cafe, where dining becomes an unforgettable part of your Hastings Point adventure at Tasman Holiday Parks, North Star.


Breakfast Offerings

Open from 8am, breakfast options are endless including the popular Big Breakfast, a hearty ensemble of bacon, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, hash browns, and toast, providing the energy needed for a day of adventure. For those seeking a lighter, yet equally satisfying start, the Eggs Benny, with its choice of smoked salmon, bacon, or avocado, toasted sourdough with poached eggs and a velvety hollandaise sauce is a popular choice.

Not to be missed, the Acai Granola Bowl offers a refreshing, antioxidant-rich option, with coconut yogurt, fresh seasonal fruits, and a drizzle of honey. Each dish not only caters to varying palates but also highlights the cafe’s commitment to using fresh, local ingredients.


Smashed Avo on Sourdough | Ripples Licensed Cafe


Lunchtime Delights

As the midday sun warms the coast, if you’re after a light meal following a morning of swimming, the Vietnamese Noodle Salad, with its tender pork belly and vibrant dressing, and the Thai Beef Salad. Burgers, from the classic Cheeseburger to the vegetarian-friendly Mushroom & Haloumi Burger, are elevated by the quality of ingredients and the touch of gourmet flair. Notably, the inclusion of kid-friendly options ensures that families can enjoy a diverse, satisfying meal together, in a setting that feels both welcoming and casual. Don’t forget to check out our daily lunch specials board! It’s your gateway to discovering exclusive options at unbeatable prices.


Grilled Chicken Burger | Ripples Licensed Cafe


Dinner Specialties

As dusk approaches, dinner at Ripples Cafe is not to be missed. The Asian Salmon, delicately placed on a bed of steamed jasmine rice, is a testament to the cafe’s use of local seafood, while the Fettuccine Carbonara, with its creamy garlic sauce and generous sprinkle of parmesan, is a nod to the timeless appeal of Italian cuisine. These dishes, among others, will leave you feeling fully satisfied. Additionally, the menu includes a diverse selection of offerings, such as the Beetroot and Brown Rice Bowl for those seeking a vegetarian option, and the Prawn and Chorizo Pasta, which melds the flavors of the sea with spicy chorizo in a rich Napoli sauce. With options catering to various tastes and dietary preferences, Ripples ensures that every guest finds something to enjoy​


Asian Salmon | Ripples Licensed Cafe


Beverage Selection

A meal at Ripples Cafe is incomplete without delving into their beverage selection. From the robust, barista-made Byron Bay coffee to the curated selection of wines and cocktails, each beverage is chosen to complement the meal and enhance the dining experience. The cafe takes pride in its extensive beverage menu, which not only showcases local wine and beer selections but also includes an array of artisanal beverages, including smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and bespoke mocktails designed to delight the palate of every diner. The inclusion of organic and biodynamic options reflects the cafe’s commitment to sustainability and quality.

Friday afternoons from 4pm – 6pm and Saturdays from 2pm – 4pm mark the weekly Beers and Beats session, where live music mixed with Happy Hour prices offers guests within the park and visitors alike the chance to unwind with a drink in hand, overlooking the scenic surroundings of Hastings Point. This vibrant gathering spot becomes a hub of relaxation and enjoyment, where the melodies of local musicians blend with the sounds of laughter and conversation, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. It’s a testament to Ripples Cafe’s dedication to providing a holistic dining and entertainment experience, where the drinks are as much a drawcard as the food, and the ambiance is crafted with as much care as the menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a cold beer on a hot day, a glass of wine as the sun sets, or a cocktail crafted with flair, Ripples offers the perfect backdrop to create memories with friends and family.


Grande Sour Cocktail | Ripples Licensed Cafe


Desserts and Snacks

For those with a sweet tooth or anyone in search of a delightful snack, Ripples Licensed Cafe in Hastings Point, NSW, offers a tempting array of desserts and snacks that perfectly complement the rest of its menu. A standout option is the Coffee and Cake combo, available for $10, which presents a perfect opportunity for a morning boost or an afternoon delight. Beyond this enticing offer, Ripples caters to various dietary preferences, including vegan and gluten-free options, ensuring everyone has a chance to indulge.

The cafe takes pride in its selection of cakes and slices, designed to satisfy any craving. From rich, decadent chocolate cakes to lighter, fruit-infused slices, there’s a sweet treat for every palate. For those looking for a classic comfort food option, the homemade cookies are a must-try, baked fresh and perfect for pairing with a cup of coffee or tea. Ice cream sundaes serve as another highlight of their dessert menu, offering a cooling respite on warm days, with creamy ice cream and a variety of toppings that create a perfect blend of flavors and textures.


Coffee and Cake | Ripples Licensed Cafe


Each meal at Ripples, from breakfast to dinner, is a chapter in a story of culinary excellence, local pride, and shared joy. it’s a vibrant celebration of local produce, culinary innovation, and communal dining. With beverages that toast to the day’s moments, and desserts that sweeten the palate, Let Ripples Cafe be your next destination for an unforgettable dining experience that caters to every taste, at any time of the day. Embrace the invitation to gather, celebrate, and indulge in the flavours that define this unique corner of the world. Take action and make your reservation – we can’t wait to see you.


Book a table today: https://rippleslicensedcafe.com.au/contact-us/make-a-reservation/