East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

The Cove Cafe

Lakes Entrance Restaurant and Cafe

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Open Hours: 8am - 3pm 7 Days a week

At The Cove Lakes Entrance, our cafe stands as a unique sanctuary where the rhythmic symphony of lapping waves meets the gentle rustle of native foliage. Located just across the footbridge and nestled between the serene embrace of the lake and the grandeur of the 90 mile beach, our enchanting location marks the starting point of the spectacular Entrance Walk. Surrounded by the enchanting presence of local wildlife, our cafe becomes a haven where the convergence of land and sea becomes a sensory celebration.

Join us at The Cove, where every moment is a harmonious blend of tranquility, coastal charm, and the delightful flavors that make us a destination like no other. Savor the familiar warmth of classic cafe offerings, skillfully prepared with a touch of our unique coastal charm. In addition to our time-honored favorites, we take pride in offering an extensive selection of vegan delights, carefully crafted to tantalize your taste buds.

Come and enjoy a coffee in your front row seat to the beauty of Lakes Entrance.


The Cove cafe is a cafe located on the Lake. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, morning tea or enjoying a relaxing lunch. Dining inside or out provides all abilities access.

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Phone 0490063240