|Black russian tomatoes with sides|
As I agist my horse in the little town of Aireys Inlet I spend a lot of time there. The food offerings aren’t as consistent as in Lorne further down the coast, but the Foodstore & Café stands out.
This place is very nature oriented and appeals to the Melburnian yuppies that make their summer pilgrimage to the region. There is an emphasis on using local produce, especially meat. In the adjoining foodstore there are a lot of organic foodstuffs and artisan products. Or you can pick up some Scandinavian gumboots, as you do.
The food is uncomplicated, handmade and of good quality. For breakfast there are black Russian tomatoes with fetta cheese and sides. If you have a sweet tooth the crepes with lemon and sugar are delicious or for something simple try an egg and bacon pie.
Unfortunately the atmosphere is slightly cold and very modern. It lacks the cosiness of the other cafes and is open. The staff are usually good but at times can be a bit ignorant.
This is another one which is best in winter; in peak season it bustles with families. Situated opposite the beach, there’s nothing I love more than eating here after I’ve galloped my horse along the windswept shoreline.
89 Great Ocean Road