Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beachcomber Cafe - St Kilda Beach, St Kilda

If visiting Melbourne then St Kilda is a must see inner-metro suburb. St Kilda has a serious reputation for seediness but there is no denying when it comes to cafes and bars and all manner of entertainment it is hard to beat. It is located close to the beach which is itself a very popular landmark. The St Kilda Sea Baths are found here with a history all their own. An easy tram ride from the heart of Melbourne or accessible via rail from any suburb. After walking the main strip, Acland Street, stroll down to the beach and partake of an excellent, relaxed dining experience at Beachcomber Cafe.

My occasion to visit the Beachcomber Cafe was father’s day. The day itself being sunny and cool we took-up seating in the alfresco dining area. This is a huge cafe with a casual eating\take-away section on the street moving inside to a formal cafe\restaurant and then out to the alfresco area. Take your pick of location to park the butt. The day of our lunch was busy but there is many fine wait staff to assist with seating, drinks and food. All staff were efficient and friendly and willing to ensure you had a good time. Even the floor manager who visited our table was extremely helpful and friendly.

The seven of us all ordered different meals and apart from my pizza eating son everyone said there meals were excellent. For me it was the Seafood Risotto. Lots of mussels, squid and prawns and portion size was food. The risotto was just a little too wet on the bottom for me but the flavours were all there. Yum.

There is a good wine list and the house sav. blanc. was quite nice.  My daughter ordered a vegetable drink and though bright green in colour she said it was excellent. So something for everyone. Visit St Kilda and visit Beachcomber Cafe. It will make your day.

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