Port Melbourne is a bustling inner suburb known for it’s bay and riverside walks and picnic spots, its upscale cafe and restaurant scene, and it’s high-end apartments with fabulous views. There are so many things to eat and things to do in Port Melbourne and we don’t want you to miss out on any of them. Whether your a tourist or a local, have a read through our Port Melbourne guide and we’re sure you’ll find something new.
Like any Melbourne suburb that’s up to date with the times, Port Melbourne has developed its own restaurant and cafe scene bustling with innovative menus and hip decor. Check out some of our favourite eateries, or follow our foodie guides for local knowledge on the best cafes.
-Hurricane Handsome:Serves locally roasted coffee from 7am seven days a week, and offers creative non-coffee options like turmeric lattes, matcha tea, or acai smoothies. They offer non-dairy options such as almond, soy or coconut milk and have plenty of food options for the health conscious customer.
-Grey and Bliss cafe: Open from early morning until late evening, you can come here for an all day lunch, or enjoy a coffee date choosing from an entire menu dedicated to beverages. You can spice things up with options like butter coffee, cold drip, or a whipped-cream irish coffee, or go for an ethically-sourced tea with organic milk.
-Balderdash cafe:This is the place to go if you want to experience hipster Melbourne cafe culture at its finest. Sit down at a long communal table in this converted 1800s pub and order from a chalk-written blackboard menu amongst exposed piping and burlap coffee sack highlights. These guys pride themselves on having the best quality espresso and filter coffee, but your Chai and Hot chocolate loving friends will certainly be looked after.
If you’re after a fail-proof desert spot in Port Melbourne, look no further than Ice Cafe Venezia, written up in our artisanal ice cream post for the greater City of Port Phillip. Ice Cafe Venezia is a family-run artisanal ice cream parlour using recipes over 50 years old. The exceptional taste of their ice cream comes from using fresh, whole ingredients such as real fruit or vanilla beans rather than flavour additives. They offer 15 vegan options among their 40 flavours. On cold days go in for their crepes and waffles.
There are so many things to do in Port Melbourne, the hardest part is deciding where to get started. We recommend picking one item from each list on your next free day and taking it from there!
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