Here in Geelong city, we have a great selection of cafes that make a beautiful spot for some breakfast or lunch, or perhaps to pick up a top-quality coffee, or spend a few hours getting some work done or for gaming online. Whether you are a resident in the area or just visiting, you can find some lovely locations for a day out with the family, friends, a partner, or solo. We have compiled this helpful list to highlight some of the amazing options we are lucky to have and help you find the perfect cafe for your needs.
From cafes that specialize in quality coffee, delicious organic, vegan, or locally produced food, gaming computers, delivery service, catering, or private functions, there is a cafe for everyone in the Geelong area. So take so9me time to read through our list, get inspired, and get out and about to experience some of these amazing businesses that have set up shop in our coastal community. You can follow the links to their web pages for more information on menus, opening times, and locations, or contact them to make a booking. If you are organizing a function or planning for a special occasion, we have some top picks for catering events, so you can include some of the best food and drink in town at your next get-together.
So read on for our recommendations for the best cafes throughout the surf coast.
1. Izone Internet Café
For one of Victoria’s leading gaming venues, Izone internet cafe provides a great service for those that need access to reliable & powerful internet and good quality machines to play games on. Located in Footscray, West Melbourne, one block from Footscray train station. They are open 7 days a week from 10 am to 10 pm and they even have overnight packages available. If you decide to become a member, you get a free $30 credit for the $25 fee. The one drawback is that the operating system of the PCs is in Chinese language, however with some assistance from their helpful and friendly staff, they will have you up and running on your game of choice with a few clicks of the mouse. Whatever your choice of gaming, get yourself down to Izone and play today.
- Website: izoneinternetcafe.business.site
- Contact Number: 0412 089 188
- Address: 166-168 Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia
2. Kyosk Café
- Website: kyosk.com.au
- Contact Number: 0403 811 273
- Address: 91 The Parade, Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia
3. City To Surf Mobile Café
If you want some top-quality coffee and slushies at your venue or event, look no further than City to Surf Mobile Café. You can find their recognizable van popping up at top sports and events throughout the Geelong city area. If you want to follow their journey and catch up with them on the road, you can follow them on Twitter or Facebook to see where their van will be next. If you are looking for professional and friendly coffee service at your event, you can contact them and speak to owner Gary Neil to bring City to Surf Mobile Café to your next event or special occasion.
- Website: citytosurfmobilecafe.com.au
- Contact Number: 0428 535 544
- Address: Mobile, Highton VIC, Australia
4. Viet Rolls Geelong
Whether you are a lover of Vietnamese cuisine, or you’re a newbie who has never tried a bowl of Pho, Viet Rolls Geelong should be a top priority pick for an exotic snack or a lunch with a difference. Open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, you can visit their cozy café located in the heart of Geelong on Malop street or make use of their pick-up and delivery services. They are also another great option for events catering and bring the taste of Vietnam for a cheap price for you and your guests. Or if you simply just want a great place to eat a banh mi sandwich and browse the internet, Viet Rolls is a great pick for an internet café in Geelong.
- Website: vietrollsgeelong.orderup.com.au
- Contact Number: (03) 5298 3586
- Address: 71 Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
5. Ebony & Ivory – Café Restaurant
From the flavors of the east to the experience of the west, we have another pick with an international feel. Ebony & Ivory specialize in Mediterranean cuisine with an Aussie twist. They also have a great selection of pastries and cakes, baked fresh every day. If you are looking for a glass of wine whilst you work, they have specially picked local and imported wine lists. Not only do they have an impressive menu, but their location in the center of Geelong is one of the most welcoming and beautifully decorated cafes in the city. They have a library and garden, beautiful window alcoves and a traditional open fireplace. They are also available for private bookings in their private function room, which could be the perfect option for lunch with friends, or perhaps a romantic candlelit experience reminiscent of the cafes of Europe.
- Website: ebonyivory.net.au
- Contact Number: 0437 915 117
- Address: 189 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
6. Café Zoo
Café Zoo is a great addition to the Geelong area café scene. They are based in Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula and pride themselves on their community standing. With a large outdoor area and an interior packed with art from local artists, the location alone makes a worthwhile day out wherever you are based in the area. They have a passionately created gourmet lunch menu, featuring locally sourced organic ingredients, and provides high-quality food at a reasonable price. If you like what you try, you can also book their catering services for your next event. They operate 7 days a week, and you can follow them on social media or through their website to keep up to date with their menu and any events such as exhibitions and live music.
- Website: cafezoo.com.au
- Contact Number: (03) 5251 5333
- Address: 23 High St, Drysdale VIC 3222, Australia
7. Ground Zero Café
For another top café on the Bellarine Peninsula, Ground Zero Café is one of the most reputable cafes in the Geelong area. Established just a few years ago by Josh and Samantha Williams, it has quickly become a popular choice for café fans seeking a modern and high-quality café experience. You can book a seat in their spacious 20 person interior, or on one of their appealing outdoor benches if it’s a good day for the weather. Their menu features their renowned breakfast selection as well as sandwiches and paninis, gourmet sausage rolls, pies, and quiches, and of course their top-quality coffee. You can make use of their pick-up or dine-in services and can make arrangements for catering for your next function.
- Website: groundzerocafe.com.au
- Contact Number: (03) 5251 5100
- Address: 34 Murradoc Rd, Drysdale VIC 3222, Australia
8. Picnic Time
If you are looking for a Geelong area café that the whole family can enjoy, Picnic Time is a great pick for a day out for you and the kids. Their location is also found in Drysdale on Bellarine Peninsula, and their converted warehouse space seats an impressive 40+ capacity indoors ass well as 20+ in their outdoor space. They are pet-friendly and they have a great indoor playing area that the kids can enjoy for hours. Their dine-in or takeaway menu is available Wednesday to Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm and features an extensive range of breakfasts, lunches, kids choices, and hot and cold drinks all at family-friendly prices too. If you want to book a table, or perhaps book it for your next family function, get in contact with Picnic Time today.
- Website: picnictime.com.au
- Contact Number: (03) 5251 5363
- Address: 20/34 Murradoc Rd, Drysdale VIC 3222, Australia
9. The Paddock Café
Our next pick is a great place for getting some morning work done in a pleasant and relaxed environment, or for getting some top breakfast or lunch. Located in the picturesque Ocean Grove and operating from Wednesdays to Sundays from 8am until 2pm. Unfortunately there is no delivery service, however they dine-in and pick up, and you can reserve a table and check out their menu through their website. They are also one of the top specialists in vegetarian and vegan dishes, so check out their menu and get down to the Bellarine peninsula for another top café pick in the Geelong city area.
- Website: thepaddockcafe.com
- Contact Number: (03) 5250 6056
- Address: 420 Wallington Rd, Wallington VIC 3221, Australia
10. Surfside Café
Our final entry on our list is another café in the coastal village of Ocean Grove. If you are a coffee aficionado, this is a café you shouldn’t miss. At Surfside Café, they have their own personal coffee roast, made from a renowned Columbian Coffee bean producer and roasted on site. Open 7 days a week, and with long opening hours from Monday to Thursday, it’s a great place for the early riser with an opening time of 6:30am Monday to Friday, or you can even book it out for an evening function until 7pm from Mondays to Thursdays. Their menu has a great selection of breakfast and lunch items as well as kids choices, vegan options and delicious smoothies. You can also buy their coffee wholesale so you can take that great brew back with you to enjoy at home.
- Website: surfside-cafe.business.site
- Contact Number: (03) 5256 3999
- Address: 65/70 Shell Rd, Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia
There we have it, our top picks for the best cafes and coffee spots in the area. From pop-up vans to gaming venues, family friendly locations with play areas, to modern & chic locations to impress the colleagues or a date, we have something for everyone here in the Geelong area.
We have all felt the effects of the lockdowns and the pandemic, so with summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to get out and about, explore the stunning Bellarine Peninsula or check out downtown Geelong, and enjoy some of the best cafes in the area. Whatever your style or taste, there is an option for you, so don’t hesitate, and take advantage of some of these great businesses today. We hope our list has given you some inspiration for finding a good environment for doing a bit of work, grabbing a bite to eat or just getting out of the house and enjoying a cozy environment. Keep and eye out for more of our Geelong recommendations.
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