Bay Leaf Cafe
This welcoming shopfront cafe has been serving happy customers for 17 years. Hearty breakfasts include BLT and avocado bagel with dill mayonnaise, pancakes with banana and maple syrup, and vegetarian zucchini and feta fritters served with grilled tomato, mushrooms and hummus. Lunch might be salt-and-pepper squid or grilled local fish with coriander and lime on Asian coleslaw, while for dinner there’s pasta marinara or lamb rump stuffed with feta and red capsicum. In between, regulars munch on homemade muffins and croissants, or sip hearty soups. A good wine list includes interesting local wines.
131 Great Ocean Rd; (03) 5237 6470; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner Nov–May, daily for breakfast and lunch May–Nov