Carter Smith Devlin & Co

Williamstown’s Nelson Place once suffered from a lacklustre reputation, but it's on the ups thanks to places such as Carter Smith Devlin & Co.

With a great view, first-class coffee and an extensive menu – the hash browns with triple-smoked ham, poached eggs, chives with homemade hollandaise are a local favourite – it’s leading the charge to bring life back to the waterfront. There's also mac'n'chese and grilled octopus on the menu, thanks to a former fine-dining chef in the kitchen.