Best Cafes on the Mornington Peninsula

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We know how snobby Melburnians can be about their coffee but rest assured that you’ll still be able to get the perfect soy latte on the Mornington Peninsula. Known for its picturesque beaches and hidden swimming holes, there are plenty of coastal cafes with delicious food with funky vibes. Even if you’re vegan, there are plenty of spots that cater for all dietary requirements.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite spots for breakfast or brunch.

Pelikan Societe // Hastings

Pelikan Societe never disappoints and they have a range of dishes on their all-day menu, so whether you’re feeling like breakfast, lunch or something in between, you’ll find it at Pelikan Societe. The view overlooking Hastings Bight and the marina is another reason to come, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows so you’ll be able to really soak it all in. Some standout dishes include their shakshuka, banana bread and Cuban sandwich.

Looking to stay near Pelikan Societe? You can find a number of Balnarring holiday accommodation options, which is only a short drive away.

Laneway Espresso // Dromana

If you’re looking for some Melbourne vibes, then head to Laneway Espresso in Dromana. Funky décor, excellent coffee and all your breakfast classics can be found here including poached eggs with avo, corn fritters and muesli. For those looking for lunch, there’s a great buttermilk fried chicken burger or for those who don’t eat meat, a vegan mushroom burger. Laneway is also dog friendly for outdoor seating so feel free to bring your pooch.

Looking to stay near Laneway Espresso? You can find plenty of accommodation in the heart of Dromana and best of all, it’s right on the beach.

Freaky Tiki // Rye

Freaky Tiki in Rye not only has great food and coffee but it’s extremely affordable. You can get a freaky egg and bacon roll with hollandaise sauce, plus a regular coffee for only $10. Other cheap takeaway options include $15 burgers and toasties for only $8. Dining in you can expect dishes made with local produce including potato salad, bruschetta and smashed pumpkin.

Looking to stay near Freaky Tiki? You can find lots of Rye holiday beach house options within walking distance to the shops and beach.

Sardo // Sorrento

You can’t visit the Mornington Peninsula without indulging in some fresh seafood. Sardo is an Italian restaurant in Sorrento that serves up freshly caught produce including kingfish carpaccio, lobster and oysters. You can also find a selection of tasty pasta dishes including pappardelle with lamb neck ragu, ravioli and marinara. Make yourself feel like you’re in Italy by ordering an Aperol Spritz to wash it all down.

Looking to stay near Sardo? You can find a range of Sorrento holiday properties available that are close to the beach and walking distance to all the restaurants and cafes.

Mr Sticksenbones // Sorrento

Located on the main strip of Sorrento, Mr Sticksenbones is a friendly café with plenty of outdoor seating for groups of all sizes. The menu is simple but with a good range to choose from. You can find a range of breakfast and lunch options including baguettes, eggs on toast as well as burgers. The burgers are aptly named Mr Chook, Mr Pig and Mr Cow. They’re also licensed if you feel like a beer or a glass of wine.

Looking to stay near Mr Sticksenbones? You can find a range of Sorrento holiday properties available that are close to the beach and walking distance to all the restaurants and cafes.

Blairgowrie Beach Box // Blairgowrie

Good café with excellent coffee and friendly staff located in the heart of Blairgowrie. You can find hot meals including chicken schnitzel rolls, fresh flathead and chips, as well as cold drinks like milkshakes. The prices are reasonable and you can choose between sitting inside or alfresco tables. They also have a delicious range of cakes and muffins.

Looking to stay near Blairgowrie Beach Box? You can find a range of Blairgowrie holiday accommodation options available that are close to the beach and walking distance to all the restaurants and cafes.

Panda // Blairgowrie

According to their website, one of the most commonly asked questions at Panda is whether they serve Asian food, which the answer is no. The café is actually named after one of the owner’s old English Sheepdog puppies. Panda is open every day for all meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you’re after a hot dish, a snack or a cocktail, they serve it at Panda. You’ll find all the classic brunch items on their menu as well as pastas, seafood and a wine list full of local drops.

Looking to stay near Panda? You can find Blairgowrie holiday homes available that are close to the beach and walking distance to all the restaurants and cafes.

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