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17 Things You Must Stop And Eat Along The Great Ocean Road

Beautiful views and delicious food? I'm in.

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1. Grab a big breakfast while visiting the Cape Otway Lightstation.

Not only does the Lightkeeper's Cafe have delicious food, but it's the perfect vantage point to see the lighthouse. Try to grab a window seat – or even better, one of the benches outside – for the best view!
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Not only does the Lightkeeper's Cafe have delicious food, but it's the perfect vantage point to see the lighthouse. Try to grab a window seat – or even better, one of the benches outside – for the best view!

2. Or munch on something a little sweeter at Forage on the Foreshore.

After taking a few pics at the 12 Apostles, head to Forage in Port Campbell to satisfy your breakfast needs. Hot tip: If you're into sweet and savoury, the french toast with bacon is a must-have!
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After taking a few pics at the 12 Apostles, head to Forage in Port Campbell to satisfy your breakfast needs. Hot tip: If you're into sweet and savoury, the french toast with bacon is a must-have!

3. If you're a little more health-conscious, head to Sandy Feet for a light wrap or sandwich.

Located in Apollo Bay, Sandy Feet Cafe not only has a bunch of healthy options, but they even have a whole health food store at the back!
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Located in Apollo Bay, Sandy Feet Cafe not only has a bunch of healthy options, but they even have a whole health food store at the back!

4. Pick yourself some fresh strawberries at Berry World in Timboon.

Timboon is an essential stop for all food-lovers who drive along The Great Ocean Road. And Berry World doesn't disappoint, with their cheap prices, friendly staff, and super-sweet strawberries.
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Timboon is an essential stop for all food-lovers who drive along The Great Ocean Road. And Berry World doesn't disappoint, with their cheap prices, friendly staff, and super-sweet strawberries.

5. And while you're in the area, head to Timboon Fine Ice Cream for a nice cool treat.

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At Timboon Fine Ice Cream you can enjoy a cone (or cup, if that's your style) inside the quirky, cute ice creamery any day of the week. Or you can attend one of their "Sundae School" sessions if you want to learn even more about the sweet treat.

6. If you're craving something a little fancy, duck into the Apollo Bay Bakery for a scallop pie.

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If you've heard of Apollo Bay, chances are that you've probably heard about the scallop pie! Full of plump, fresh scallops, and available in two flavours, these pies are a must-try when you drive down The Great Ocean Road.

7. Or grab some of their drool-worthy desserts for the road.

If pies aren't really your thing or if you're kinda pressed for time, you can't go past a classic takeaway chocolate eclair.
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If pies aren't really your thing or if you're kinda pressed for time, you can't go past a classic takeaway chocolate eclair.

8. Then wash it all down with a Spotted Ale from the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse.

While in the Bay, you might as well knock back a cool one at the Brewhouse. Plus, the Spotted Ale is actually quite special because 100% of its profits go to wildlife conservation and, in particular, the protection of the endangered tiger quoll.
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While in the Bay, you might as well knock back a cool one at the Brewhouse. Plus, the Spotted Ale is actually quite special because 100% of its profits go to wildlife conservation and, in particular, the protection of the endangered tiger quoll.

9. Grab a cheeky pizza or two from Coffin Sally in Port Fairy.

Nothing beats a good pizza and, lucky for you, Coffin Sally makes GREAT pizza. The kitchen is small, the seating is minimal, but the food's just so good you won't even mind.
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Nothing beats a good pizza and, lucky for you, Coffin Sally makes GREAT pizza. The kitchen is small, the seating is minimal, but the food's just so good you won't even mind.

10. Or if you're feeling just a little peckish, stop by George's for a slice.

George's Food Court is the perfect place to go if you want some quick, no-fuss food. Their pizzas are made fresh-to-order and, if you're craving something else, they even have fish 'n' chips too!
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George's Food Court is the perfect place to go if you want some quick, no-fuss food. Their pizzas are made fresh-to-order and, if you're craving something else, they even have fish 'n' chips too!

11. Grab the closest thing you'll find to a Melbourne-style breakfast at Bank St + Co.

Down the road from Coffin Sally you'll find Bank St + Co, a little cafe which absolutely screams Melbourne. The food is delicious, everything is Instagram-worthy, and you're guaranteed to leave absolutely stuffed to the brim.
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Down the road from Coffin Sally you'll find Bank St + Co, a little cafe which absolutely screams Melbourne. The food is delicious, everything is Instagram-worthy, and you're guaranteed to leave absolutely stuffed to the brim.

12. Then go buy a bucket of mini yo yos for the road from Rebecca's.

If you ask anyone in Port Fairy what to do while you're there, they'll probably tell you to go paddle-boarding then to get some yo yos from Rebecca's. And you should listen to them. Trust me.
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If you ask anyone in Port Fairy what to do while you're there, they'll probably tell you to go paddle-boarding then to get some yo yos from Rebecca's. And you should listen to them. Trust me.

13. Slurp on an alcoholic iced tea at the Sow & Piglets Brewery in Port Campbell.

If you need to unwind with a sweet alcoholic kick after all your driving, head to the Sow & Piglets for a refreshing Trumpeters Tea. Also, fun fact: The Sow and Piglets was what the 12 Apostles were called, well, before they were the 12 Apostles.
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If you need to unwind with a sweet alcoholic kick after all your driving, head to the Sow & Piglets for a refreshing Trumpeters Tea. Also, fun fact: The Sow and Piglets was what the 12 Apostles were called, well, before they were the 12 Apostles.

14. Or if you're more of a beer aficionado, grab a craft beer and check out their on-site nanobrewery.

The Sow & Piglets is actually located inside the Port Campbell Hostel, and near the communal kitchen is a nanobrewery where they create their craft beers. It really is a sight to watch... with a beer in hand, of course!
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The Sow & Piglets is actually located inside the Port Campbell Hostel, and near the communal kitchen is a nanobrewery where they create their craft beers. It really is a sight to watch... with a beer in hand, of course!

15. Stop in at Uncle Jack's on your way to The Great Ocean Road.

Ok, so Ocean Grove might not technically be on The Great Ocean Road, but if you're coming from Melbourne, it's well worth the stop. Honestly, the chilli scramble alone will make you want to swing by on the way back.
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Ok, so Ocean Grove might not technically be on The Great Ocean Road, but if you're coming from Melbourne, it's well worth the stop. Honestly, the chilli scramble alone will make you want to swing by on the way back.

16. Bask in the beauty of the Erskine River while eating at the Swingbridge Cafe.

In Lorne, just where the river meets the sea is Swingbridge, a tiny cafe that you'll miss if you blink. But make sure you don't miss it because the food, which has an Argentinian-twist is something you'll find nowhere else on the drive.
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In Lorne, just where the river meets the sea is Swingbridge, a tiny cafe that you'll miss if you blink. But make sure you don't miss it because the food, which has an Argentinian-twist is something you'll find nowhere else on the drive.

17. And end your trip with a nice glass of wine and a plate of fish 'n' chips at House of Jack Rabbit.

Located in Bellarine, Jack Rabbit is just 45 minutes away from the start of The Great Ocean Road, or the end of it, if you're driving it both ways. Regardless, the views (and the delicious wine) from the vineyard are well worth the pit stop.
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Located in Bellarine, Jack Rabbit is just 45 minutes away from the start of The Great Ocean Road, or the end of it, if you're driving it both ways. Regardless, the views (and the delicious wine) from the vineyard are well worth the pit stop.

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