Bruno’s bounce round Bay Street
As the creative juice behind The Hamptons Apartments in Port Melbourne, Bruno Torres is no stranger to great service and luxury. Bruno took us on a walking tour of some popular places to relax, indulge and soak up a bit of local Bay Street character and flair.
Nothing quite says comfort mixed with luxury like home-style European cuisine. If like Bruno you’re on the look-out for great coffee, attentive service and the best custard square in the city, then Bella Cosi is the place for you.
This family run Italian café feels like coming home to mama’s kitchen where there’s always something warm and delicious waiting for you, straight from the oven. To top it off, you’re just a 3-minute walk from the beachfront – bellissima!
71 Beach Street, Port Melbourne
03 9676 2775
Tuesday to Sunday 7 am to 3pm
Caption: Rock Paper Scissors – Breakfast classics, with a twist
Bruno’s main tip for Rock Paper Scissors? The locals love it, so get in early! Known for its outstanding coffee and fresh approach to breakfast classics, it’s easy to see why this place is a top spot on the list. Another top tip: try the pancakes. They’re a crowd favourite, you won’t regret it.
Rock Paper Scissors:
136/138 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne
03 9676 9917
Monday to Saturday 7 am to 3 pm
Sunday 8 am to 3 pm
Caption: Third Wave Café – Flavours inspired by the classic American smoke house
For the brains behind Third Wave, genius really does come in threes. With a focus on their three stars – coffee, burgers and BBQ – it’s a meat lover’s paradise. It’s within close proximity to The Hamptons Apartments, which makes it an easy pick for a long lunch or a late-night snack.
With many reviews praising Third Wave to have ‘the best burgers in Melbourne’, it’s probably a good idea to get there and see what the hype is all about.
Third Wave Café:
189 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne
03 9676 2399
Monday to Friday 7 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 10 pm
Caption: Noisette – Baking bread and treats since 1825
You can’t go wrong with a French bakery with over 200 years of experience behind it. The Menard family behind Noisette bakery and cafe on Bay St have long been serving up stellar coffee and time-tested treats to match. A popular spot any day of the week, the crowds love the friendly, upbeat service and (of course) their croissants.
Noisette Port Melbourne:
84 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
03 9646 9555
Monday to Sunday 6.30 am to 5 pm
Caption: Hurricane Handsome – Where healthy and tasty meet
Featuring a menu brimming with choice and generous portions, Hurricane Handsome presents a whirlwind of flavours from around the globe with a fresh menu to match the seasons. With an abundance of vegetarian and vegan options, friendly staff and a comfy outdoor area, Hurricane Handsome is a popular hang-out place for Bruno and his team.
329-331 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
03 9645 1080
Monday to Sunday 7 am to 4 pm
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