Delivering our dairy to cafes, restaurants and retailers throughout Victoria and beyond helps give us a pretty solid idea of the edible landscape of the land! Gone are the days when you couldn't find a decent brew on your way somewhere... sometimes you just need to know where to look!
PORT FAIRY - Sterling Espresso Bar
Sterling Espresso are the real deal when it comes to specialty coffee! They're proudly pouring Schulz Organic Milk for iced drinks and coffees alongside Cartel Roasters beans, too. If you don’t feel like milk, never fear! Sterling Espresso are dairy-free friendly, and many swear by their vegan toasties with bio-cheese! These folks have an extensive range of batch brew, iced filter and espresso to choose from and there's no reason to be shy around filter coffee here… it’s not like the American diner nightmare syrup that many associate with the word! Known amongst locals for their incredible hot chocolates, it's certainly worth a visit... you’re in great hands!
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Bussy McBusface is a popup (or drive-up) currently running a weekday specialty coffee operation based out of Din San Nursery and Goodlife Health Club in Dingley Village. They’re linked to Commonfolk, who have been runninng their own cafes and roasting their own coffee since 2012.
Don’t let operating out of Goodlife Health Club fool you, they’re champions of Levain Doughnuts (deadly) handmade artisan wares! Come for the special roasts, stay for the novelty, savour the flavours (and return for more!)
PT. CAMPBELL - GRASSROOTS DELI CAFE
Grassroots Deli Cafe are a hidden gem of Port Campbell… a little too hidden for their own good perhaps! What they lack in internet presence they make up for in excellent locality and a groundswell of local support. A hop skip and a jump from the foreshore on Lord St, Grassroots Deli Cafe are open daily, and even offer pizzas on Friday and Saturday nights! We hear they make a mean spicy popcorn chicken salad too.
Along with other local stalwarts Forage on the Foreshore and Gorge Chocolates, the Australian Breastfeeding Association have named them amongst a handful of officially breastfeeding friendly venues in the region, meaning they boast welcoming and friendly staff, a smoke free environment, and have room to move a pram. Important for those travelling through with the family!
WARRNAMBOOL - Rough Diamond Coffee
Local lad Henry Bird brings his passion for the bean to coffee lovers in the heart of Warrnambool. You really can’t go wrong with their short but sweet menu (think grab-and-go pastries, sandwiches and granola), but if you have time to brunch then we’ve heard their “smashed avo” is the talk of the town and even features our Schulz Organic Quark! Their pastry game is strong (like their coffee) with daily treats baked on-site, so be sure to pair your favourite specialty brew with a side of salted caramel cruffin!
Lorne - Swing Bridge Cafe & Boathouse
Think scenic location, charming locals and family friendly vibes with this little gem! Situated by the historic swing bridge where the river meets the sea, this little hub is known for it’s stunning views but that shouldn’t outshine the delicious eats they have on offer! They offer a broad menu but we have noticed the pulled pork burger takes to the limelight often on their socials so give that a go! On certain evenings in Summer they even do paella nights so be sure to check their Facebook for details. Epic coffee, eats and scenes… it’s over the bridge and swing into the cafe for us!