The Great Ocean Road is not only a spectacular scenic drive, but it’s also a haven for foodies and coffee lovers alike. With an abundance of charming cafes nestled in picturesque towns along the way, it’s an adventure in taste and relaxation. In this guide, we’re sharing our top five cafe picks, ensuring you have the best takeaway coffee and tasty treats during your journey.
Located just off the beach is Little Things Big Things Cafe in Torquay, known for its excellent coffee and expansive healthy menu. This vegetarian cafe is the perfect spot for refuelling, whatever your dietary needs may be. Enjoy fresh juices, smoothie bowls, and homemade pies, before exploring the coastal landscape.
Located in the heart of Port Fairy, Bank St. + Co offers a relaxing atmosphere and a modern menu that will delight your taste buds. Known for its exciting brunch options, this Great Ocean Road cafe is an ideal spot for a leisurely breakfast or a quick snack while on the road.
Famous for its scrumptious pastries and pies, the Apollo Bay Bakery is the perfect stop for a mid-drive snack. Their freshly baked goods, combined with a warm cup of coffee, make for a delightful experience. This cafe and bakery also offer gluten-free pies and vegan pasties so there’s something for everyone, don’t leave without trying their iconic scallop pie!
Bohemia Cafe and Bar in Warrnambool provides a unique dining experience with an eclectic mix of food and beverages. With their exciting menu of delicious dishes for breakfast or lunch, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Their friendly staff and warm atmosphere make this cafe a must-visit on your Great Ocean Road trip.
Perched on the picturesque Erskine River in Lorne, Swing Bridge Cafe boasts stunning views and a cosy atmosphere. Situated between the river and surf beach, this cafe is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Savour their exceptional coffee and hearty breakfast options while taking in panoramic views of the water.
From Torquay to Warrnambool, the Great Ocean Road is home to some of the best cafes in Victoria. Each cafe offers a unique experience, with many showcasing the region’s local produce. With our guide, you’ll have no problem finding a perfect spot for your next coffee break or satisfying your hunger during your coastal adventure. So explore the beauty of the Great Ocean Road and indulge in the delightful cafes that await you.
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