There’ll be no going hungry on this holiday. Anglesea brings Melbourne’s culinary flair to the coast, with views and a relaxed surfer vibe to match. From a hearty or healthy breakfast and rich espresso coffee through to a fine dining dinner experience, you’ll need a holiday full of meals to try them all.

Of all the ‘must eat’ restaurants in Anglesea, below are some of our favourites.

The Coast Restaurant

The Coast Restaurant has established a fantastic reputation for serving delicious cuisine inspired by the rich flavours of Italy and the abundance of local seafood. The restaurant offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere with an extensive breakfast and dinner menu, combined with an ever-changing selection of locally sourced, seasonal dishes.

The Coast Restaurant’s extensive dinner menu offers options to suit everyone, including pizza, pasta, risotto, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. For breakfast, choose between the classics or something more original. Make sure you include a barista made espresso to fuel an active day.

Address: 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 1683
Email: [email protected]


Captain Moonlite

Captain Moonlite is an eatery and bar all about delicious food, tasty wine and above all, good vibes. Housed within the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club, Captain Moonlite is tucked into the cliff-edge overlooking the Anglesea surf beach and further afield toward Point Addis. Chef Matt Germanchis (Pei Modern, MoVida, Pandora’s Box) and partner Gemma Gange (Pei Modern, Jacques Reymond, Stokehouse), lead the team in providing coastal European food in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

Address: 100 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 2454
Email: [email protected]


4 Kings

With all-day breakfast, daily specials and fine Padre Coffee, 4 Kings has already ticked a few boxes before you walk in the door. With a focus on sourcing local and organic produce wherever practical, 4 Kings offers a variety of seasonal breakfast and lunch options including vegetarian and vegan. Their coffee is some of the best in town and their location makes it a perfect place for a takeaway (BYO cup of course) on your way to the beach for a morning swim.

Address: 143a Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 2127


McGains Café & Nursery

Set amongst a myriad of plant life, McGains Café occupies a conservatory like space and extends out under a vine-covered pergola. With a reputation for having the freshest and finest meals, the café draws produce from the adjoining food store that stocks mainly organic produce. Freshly created meals are also available to take home.

Address: 1 Simmons Court, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 3841
Email: [email protected]


Anglesea General Store

Having originally opened in 1929, the Anglesea General Store, (also known as Maid Marion’s), has been an institution in Anglesea for both locals and visitors alike. More recently, local chef’s Angela Frank and Emma Williams have revamped the café with a modern a la carte menu and cabinet options, trading under the name of Anglesea General Store / Maids Pantry and Brunch Bar.

Address: 119 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 1420
Email: [email protected]


Coffetti Gelato

Nothing defines a beach town like its ice cream shop. In Anglesea, Coffetti Gelato expertly eases its visitors through summer by serving up delicious gelato well into the night. Run by an Australian wife and Italian husband, authentic Italian charm is backed by fresh local produce to create something worth buying by the bucketload, which they also sell.

Address: 87-89 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 434 274 781


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