Overlooking the beach on Apollo Bay’s main strip, this contemporary space fosters the work of local artists with paintings on the walls for sale. Comfy wicker chairs on the balcony invite lunchtime customers to stay all day. The breakfast menu features interesting dishes such as Israeli eggs poached in Napoli sauce, served with crunchy sourdough and house-made baked beans. Tapas-style dishes are the go for lunch, while whole local fish prepared with a variety of spices and flavours or the seafood paella are popular for dinner. The wine list features local labels as well as good examples of specific wine varieties such as shiraz from the Barossa and cabernet sauvignon from Coonawarra.
125–127 Great Ocean Rd; (03) 5237 7411; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; closed Wed in winter