Tucked away on Macleay Island is a little gem of a cafe, with a great vibe, super-friendly staff, excellent food, reasonable pricing - the Blue Parrot.
For a different night out it's worth catching the passenger ferry to, or if you're on Macleay, a must.
The Blue Parrot has activities - artist nights, mums days, etc. We went on a Friday night and listened to a wonderful guitarist playing cool background tunes.
If this place was on the mainland, it'd be packed often. Being on Macleay Island gives the consumer a little more room, but make sure you ring to ensure they are open.
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Blue Parrot immensely.