Located on the Bellarine Peninsula of Victoria, Australia, Queenscliff is located south of Swan Bay. The town lies at the entrance to Port Phillip and offers several historic attractions. One is the Bellarina Railway – Queenscliff Station, which is a volunteer-operated, tourist steam-driven railway running on a 16-km (10-mi) stretch of formerly disused line. The steam train takes visitors from Queenscliff to Drysdale, close to the city of Geelong. Fort Queenscliff Museum offers a number of historic exhibits laid out in an old fortress. Meanwhile, Queenscliff Harbor is a working harbor where plenty of yachts and powerboats are moored, but also featuring a boardwalk lined with charter and dive operators, fashion stores, nautical gift stores and a day spa. A selection of restaurants is also available in the harbor, along with some of the best cafes you must try in Queenscliff, Australia. Scroll below for details.
1. Nelly's at the Pier
Nelly’s at the Pier is located in Princess Park in Queenscliff in a beautiful seaside location. Available for catering for special events, the cafe also serves a variety of freshly made sandwiches, bakery items and salads as well as other tasty options, along with excellent coffee, wine and other drinks. The playground nearby is perfect for the children to have fun while adults relax and enjoy the view.
Nelly's at the Pier
Address: Tobin Dr, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Nelly’s at the Pier
Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 8am - 2pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 3pm (closed from Mon - Wed)
2. Charlie Noble Cafe
Located in the Queenscliff Marina, Charlie Noble serves a range of tasty options for breakfast and lunch. A choice of egg dishes and pancakes are available for breakfast, while lunch sees a variety of salads, sandwiches, pasta and pizza, rounded off with a selection of side dishes, plus coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and Kombucha with juice. Meals can be enjoyed inside the cafe or outside on the deck with marina views.
Charlie Noble Cafe
Address: Shop 5/4 Wharf St E, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Charlie Noble Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 9am - 3pm; Fri: 9am - 3pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 3pm (closed on Wed & Thu)
3. Rolling Pin Pie & Cake Shop
Rolling Pin Pie & Cake Shop has been judged as the Best Gourmet Pie Maker in Australia for 2016 and 2017. A selection of 15 different golden gourmet pies is available, including Country Lamb and Rosemary, Breakfast Pie and Jumbo Chunky Beef. Pies are available to purchase to take home or to eat in the cafe, along with a choice of sandwiches, wraps, rolls, toasted Roti bread and delicious coffee. A selection of vegetarian, meat and Bombay pastries are also on offer. For those with a sweet tooth, Rolling Pin Pie & Cake Shop also offers cakes, biscuits, shortbread and delicious Lemon Meringue Pie or their renowned Beesting.
Rolling Pin Pie & Cake Shop
Address: 40 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Rolling Pin Pie & Cake Shop
Opening hours: 7:30am - 4pm (daily)
4. Saltbush Fine Foods
Saltbush Fine Foods is a restaurant and coffee shop serving a selection of food, including provedore, with local olive oils, lettuce, tomatoes, honey and condiments, combined with Italian pasta and sauces. Breakfast and lunch are available, including house-made specials and delicious Portuguese custard tarts, savory tarts and pavlova or gluten-free almond and chocolate cake. A number of savory tarts are served with fresh salads. During the winter months, visitors can relax in front of an open fire, while in summer, the cafe has alfresco seating on the street.
Saltbush Fine Foods
Address: 4/44 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Saltbush Fine Foods
Opening hours: 9:30am - 5pm (daily)
Located on the Bellarine Peninsula on the road to Queenscliff, Piknik is a popular converted roadhouse cafe with rustic wooden tables, a fireplace and a pop-up cellar door serving wines at the weekend. Food consists of seasonal, local produce, which means that the menu is also seasonal and changes all the time. Breakfast and brunch include free-range eggs, gluten-free French crepes with a variety of fillings, as well as ice cream and bruschetta, with house-made fig jam, bacon and blue cheese. Visitors can buy house-made jams to take home.
Address: 1195 Queenscliff Rd, Swan Bay, Victoria, Australia
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 7am - 3pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
6. Belsize & Co
Belsize & Co serve artisan food along with excellent coffee and a variety of tea in a cozy and eclectic interior. Serving breakfast and lunch, the cafe is known for its eggs Florentine, eggs Benedict, blueberry cheesecake, lemon slice, sourdough with mushrooms with goat’s cheese and savory muffins, served by a friendly and welcoming staff. Many reviewers say the coffee is the best they have had on the Bellarine.
Belsize & Co
Address: 67 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Belsize & Co
Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)
7. RORO Cafe & Food Store
RORO Cafe & Food Store is right at the beach in Queenscliff and offers beautiful bay and Point Nepean views. The sand is steps away. Seating is available both inside and outside on the terrace. The cafe is renowned for great coffee and an excellent breakfast, with a menu featuring food made from local and regional produce, including sandwiches, salads and more.
RORO Cafe & Food Store
Address: 1 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: RORO Cafe & Food Store
Opening hours: 7am - 6pm (daily)
8. Panache Cafe & Creperie Queenscliff
Panache Cafe & Creperie Queenscliff is renowned for serving delicious crepes with a selection of tasty fillings, along with a choice of cakes and baked items. Wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients are used in the preparation of the crepes, which include a selection of sweet and savory options, all low fat and healthy. Specially roasted coffee tops the treat, as well as a selection of teas and juices.
Panache Cafe & Creperie Queenscliff
Address: 68 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Panache Cafe & Creperie Queenscliff
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)
9. Alchemy Woodfire Bakehouse
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Alchemy Woodfire Bakehouse cooks up tasty, naturally leavened and organic breads, cakes and pastries in their special woodfire Scotch oven dating from 1905. They serve a delicious selection of sweet options, including cakes, biscuits and pies, as well as savory pies along with excellent coffee. The cafe also serves a range of light meals and snacks, healthy teas, fruit juices and more.
Alchemy Woodfire Bakehouse
Address: 36 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Alchemy Woodfire Bakehouse
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 10am - 3pm; Fri: 10am - 3:30pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 4pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
10. Shelter Shed Eatery & Bar
Shelter Shed Eatery & Bar serves breakfast and lunch most of the week and on Fridays and Saturdays, serves dinner too. Friday is Dumpling Night, while Saturday night is “Off the Grill.” The cafe is renowned for its excellent coffee and delicious croissants. Other recommended dishes include fresh seafood like calamari and scallops, their duck curry and polenta and mushrooms. According to many reviews, the staff and the owner are very friendly and efficient.
Shelter Shed Eatery & Bar
Address: 25 Hesse St, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Website: Shelter Shed Eatery & Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 8am - 4pm; Thu: 8am - 4pm; Fri: 8am - 4pm, 5:30pm - 8pm; Sat: 8am - 4pm, 5:30pm - 8pm (closed on Tue & Wed)
Relax with a coffee in Queenscliff
Explore everything this quaint Australian town has to offer in the way of history, museums, beaches, the harbor, marina and a steam railway. Buy souvenirs and gifts to take home and dine in the many restaurants, but also make time to have coffee, cake or a tasty pastry or crepe in one of the best cafes you must try in Queenscliff, Australia.
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