There are two general stores on Lord Howe Island. Joys Shop sells most grocery items, fresh fruit, vegetables and souvenirs. Thompsons Store sells grocery items, gifts, souvenirs and fishing gear. Both general stores sell fresh bread. Diamonds in the ‘CBD’ (previously known as the Top Shop) sells meat, fruit and vegetables.
The CBD is also home to the Lord Howe Island Post Office, the Community Hall, and Anchorage Cafe (which is open 7 days and serves coffee, light meals and bakery items).