Ebenezer Coffee and Wine Bar
Black Rock’s iconic clock tower looms overhead at Ebenezer Coffee and Wine Bar, and just beyond it is the crystalline waters of Port Phillip Bay.
Full of dark wood and wrought iron, there is a great level of detail at Ebenezer. The furniture is all custom made by VN Projects, and the “slate” tiles on the walls, on closer inspection, are actually thickly painted corrugated cardboard. A brass cladding wraps the entire building, which will age to a soft patina.
The wine list features small-batch wines from some of Victoria’s best producers. The Lana Pinot Grigio from Alfred Pizzini of Pizzini Wines is perfect for a balmy summer night. If you’re looking for a red, try the Halls Gap Estate Cab Sav from Dan Buckle of Domaine Chandon.
The menu is split into three sections – grazing, smaller plates and larger plates. It includes polenta chips with truffle oil, parmesan and fried rosemary; duck arancini with chipotle aioli; braised beef cheek, with heirloom carrots, sautéed greens, mustard brulee and jus.
If you're here for breakfast or lunch there's Axil Coffee; the usual toast and egg dishes; and burgers and sliders.