Melbourne Trip 2019 ~ Lorne Central & Apollo Bay Bakery @ Great Ocean Road
As promised in my earlier Great Ocean Road road trip post, this is the post of the two meals that we had along the journey.
We decided to stop by Lorne Central at Lorne town for caffeine fix and breakfast after 3 hours of drive. To our delight, there’s a fireplace in this cafe, which is much needed to warm up our body for that chilly weather.
The cafe was spacious and themed in soothing earthy tone, framed by wooden furniture and fixtures. It had a very comfortable atmosphere partnered with clean and pleasant setting.
Outdoor seating overlooking the ocean was inviting as well, perhaps during spring or summer. 😛 If you’re visiting GOR during the whale watching season (from May to September), make sure you stop by Lorne to capture a glimpse of these amazing sea creatures showing off.
Hot Chocolate (AU$4.50), Long Black (AU$4.50)
Open as early as 7.30am, their breakfast menu had pretty extensive selection of dishes included granola, muesli, sourdough with various of toppings, waffle, pancakes, toast with spreads, coffees, juices, teas and smoothies.
Bacon & Scrambled Egg on Toast (AU$9.00)
From the category of ‘Kids Option,it’s definitely a substantial meal for Sam. Other choices includes Mini Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Ice Cream (AU$9.00) and Vegemite on Toast (AU$5.00)
The menu stated that they’re using products from Great Ocean Road Bakery, Erskine Farm eggs and Otway Artisan for their dishes.
Tasmanian Smoked Salmon (AU$19.00)
Beautifully shaped into a flower shape, the smoked Salmon was served with sourdough crowned with poached eggs, spinach and Hollandaise sauce.
Brunch Roll (AU$11.00)
Fried egg, bacon, tomato relish and cheese in brioche bun.
150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232, Australia.
Tel: +61 3 5289 1907
Operating hours: 7.30am to 11.30am, 12.00pm to 3.00pm, daily
Known as paradise by the sea, we stopped off in Apollo Bay which is midway along the majestic Great Ocean Road for some refreshments and souvenir shopping.
Mom and Sam were attracted by this huge koala plush toy at the entrance of Apollo Bay Bakery which is well known for its delectable list of pies and pastries, especially the famous scallop pie.
Indoor seating was quite limited, so we take away the pies and coffee and had a little picnic on the benches across the road.
Generously filled with big scallops in rich creamy gravy, the Scallop Pie was indeed deserving of its reputation. Tasty and savoury with hint of herbs, the signature Scallop Pie is memorably wonderful, , no hesitation in recommending it!
Apple Crumble Pie
To satisfy my sweet tooth, I opted for this Apple Crumble Pie. The filling was a bit too sweet, but I love the texture and flavour of the crumbles with pleasant cinnamon note.
Delicious pies, sunlight, chilly weather, charming little town, I’m missing this place~~~
Apollo Bay Bakery
125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Tel: +61 3 5237 6440
Operating hours: 6.00am to 4.00pm, daily
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