As summer rolls around the annual pilgrimage to the Victorian coastline begins. Slowly but surely the streets of Melbourne empty and the beaches of Portsea, Lorne and Anglesea fill. During the summer months, the population of these quiet coastal towns swells in size. Wye River has a resident population of little more than 100 people throughout the year; once summer hits it grows to 6000. We’re going to hazard a guess that a few of you may be in these numbers. Whether you’re ducking down for a cheeky day trip, a weekender or settling in for the summer, you’ll want some good breakfast and coffee options. We’ve put together a list of a few places worth checking out whilst away on your summer break.

Bellarine Peninsula:

La Madre Bakery
18 Milton Street, Geelong
(03) 5272 1727

Starfish Bakery
78 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads
(03) 5254 2772

Great Ocean Road:

Red Till
143A Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
(03) 5263 2900

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The Bottle of Milk
52 Mount Joy Parade, Lorne
(03) 5289 2005

Aireys Inlet Foodstore & Cafe
89 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet
(03) 5289 6641

Wye River General Store
35 Great Ocean Road, Wye River?
(03) 5289 0247

Mornington Peninsula:

Dee’s Kitchen
19 Pier Street, Dromana
(03) 5981 4666

Pier Provedore
38 Cook Street, Flinders
(03) 9589 0591

Red Hill’s Caterers & Cafe Store
5 Mornington-Flinders Road, Red Hill
(03) 5931 0122

Merricks General Wine Store
3458–3460 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks
(03) 5989 8088

The Sisters Kitchen Garden Cafe
149–151 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento
(03) 5984 4646

Bass Coast:

Red Elk Cafe
27 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch
(03) 5674 3264