Nearly everyone I know has a relationship with my drug of choice CAFFINE!!
I love the stuff.
To celebrate this LOVE I am going to share my 5 favourite best coffee spots on the sexy end of the Mornington Peninsula. Big blue bay or big blue ocean, the slim bit of land between the two houses more than a few caffeine providores to explore when you are next down from fabulous Melbourne
From St Andrews Beach, home to the romantic Big Blue Backyard where plunger coffee with your delicious breakfast provisions is always a staple, all the way to Portsea, home to Point Nepean National Park (brilliant for a long walk, ride or if you are mad enough a run). Let’s start at the tip
Portsea, Fishermans Beach framed by the pier that acts as an exclamation mark to the iconic Portsea Hotel. It happens to be my all-time favourite swimming beach because of the instant deep water, colourful bathing boxes and bobbing yachts in summer and RADIO LUNA3944
Radio Luna3944 is relatively new, in fact, the ‘girls’ Emma (front of house & to die for barrister) & Gaby (chef extraordinaire) are just about to march into their first official WHOLE summer. Pop in for a sublime coffee after your swim, walk or ride. You will probably be seduced by the eclectic relaxed ambience and stay on for a lazy lunch. The food is DELICIOUS, sustainably sourced, menu simple, and there is a take-home option. Open Thursday – Monday 10-4 pm
Moving on to the buzz of Sorrento Main street. My vote goes to The Sisters KGC for a very relaxed vibe coffee in a renovated old nursery, now kitchen garden. The Sisters Kitchen Garden Cafe is down the bottom end of the street towards the ocean beach, they do a mean breakfast too. I am holding out to see what the newly refurbed STRINGERS STORE will look like and what it will offer. Word on the street has it they will re-open with their new look, feel, menu and regular staff on Cup Weekend!!
You can’t go past Blairgowrie shopping strip or in fact, there is no need to go further in either direction. You have the renovated milk bar that does a roaring tradie trade and a hot coffee, or St Ernest that take their coffee earnestly and right next door is a gift shop with a vegan inspired snacky kind of in the middle of two meals menu and really yummy coffee. I have yet to explore the other side of the IGA that has two further cafes and a short stroll will take you to PANDA’s the restaurant at Boathouse Resort opposite the last petrol station on the Mornington Peninsula.
St Andrews Beach
From the ‘front beach’ veer down the back road, towards St Andrews Beach, the St Andrews Beach Brewery, Gunnamatta horse trails, and the amazing Gunnamatta surf beach. On your way, you will find the shortest strip of “Rye back beach” shops.
Best chips and gravy from the milk bar, Mr. T delivers pizzas in the evening, Rye back beach cellars for the last minute wine or beer stock up and then there is HUNTER! I have fallen in love with HUNTER-100% vegan so don’t get shitty when you have to choose between nut milk of all kinds of soy. These girls serve the best commonfolk coffee and their Ryechai is brilliant too. They make the best veggie wraps and the most unbelievable mushroom pie – there is not muchroooom left after that!