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The Best Anglesea Restaurants You Need To Visit

No trip is complete without tasty food and drinks, so read on for the best Anglesea restaurants along the Great Ocean Road. Anglesea might be small but it is mighty when it comes to dining!

The Best Anglesea Restaurants 

Captain Moonlite

Looking for mouth-watering food and delicious drinks in one place? Captain Moonlight is the answer! Not only it is one of the best Anglesea restaurants, but it has been awarded One Chef’s Hat in the National Good Food Guide Awards three years in a row.

The Coast Restaurant Anglesea
Interior of Captain Moonlite. Photo courtesy of Captain Moonlite.

Captain Moonlite rests on a cliff-top, gifting every guest with a bird’s eye view of the coast. The decor is simple yet airy but the view which is captured by floor to ceiling windows is what seize most people’s attention.

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Duck breast at Captain Moonlite. Photo courtesy of Captain Moonlite.

Located at the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club this restaurant offers a small coastal European menu. Choose from mains like the pork cutlet and eggplant, snapper and leek, or fish and chips.

The Coast Restaurant Anglesea

The Coast Resturant Anglesea is a great place for date night. It’s modern, social, and they serve some of the best cocktails in town.

The Coast Restaurant Anglesea

The main pillars of this venue are oysters and pizza. So don’t leave without trying one or the other. Coast Restaurants only uses locally sourced and fresh produce in their dishes and the items on the menu range from classic Italian to Australian seafood. The Coast Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily but closed for lunch.

Diggers Veggie Kitchen

Dine-in or takeaway delicious vegan and vegetarian food at Diggers Veggie Kitchen. This colorful Anglesea cafe offers all-day breakfast, hearty bowls, and a large range of cakes.

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Exterior of Diggers Veggie Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Diggers Veggie Kitchen.

They are located in the center of town and are open from Tuesday to Sunday. They breathe life into the menu by introducing theme nights throughout the week which take on international dishes. As well as offer cooking workshops and other events like the recent Plant-Based Cooking Workshop.

19th Hole Bistro

Located at the Anglesea Golf Course, the 19th Hole Bistro overlooks the 18th fairway. Its location makes it ideal for a post-golf-bite but the public is welcome as well.

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The Anglesea Golf Course is known for the grey kangaroos that call the area home and can often be spotted from the windows of the 19th Hole Bistro. 

There is something for everyone on the menu. The 19th Hole Bistro has pizza, pasta, dishes from the grill, and favorites like chicken parm and fish and chips. They are open for breakfast and dinner every day and lunch during the summer. 

anglesea kangaroos

However, if you going to spot roos then head over for a sunrise breakfast or sunset when they are most active. 

The Best Anglesea Cafes

Four Kings Coffee & Food

Four Kings Coffee is the king of cool when it comes to breakfast in Anglesea. The decor is minimalistic and modern, the coffee is killer, and the dishes are colorful. Expect eggs benny, wraps, toasties, and nourishing bowls to occupy the menu.

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Moreover, if you have some work or emails you need to catch up on, you can join the group of locals and visitors regularly hanging out at the shared workbench. They are open for breakfast and lunch daily.

Poppie’s Nursery and Café

Located in the heart of town, this Anglesea cafe is one of the town’s best-kept secrets. This stylish and airy eatery specializes in nourishing meals but is also known for its lovely garden, sunlit veranda, and adjacent nursery.

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Exterior of Poppie’s Nursery and Café. Photo courtesy of Poppie’s Nursery and Café.

In their own words, this Anglesea cafe is committed to serving, healthy, delicious and seasonal food that is consistent. Whilst also catering for various dietary requirements including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.

Surfcoast Hub Anglesea Cafe & General Store

One of the most iconic Anglesea restaurants, this venue doubles up as a general store and deli counter. The garden and outside seating area are perfect for a stopover on a trip along the Great Ocean Road or for a quick bite after a day at the beach.

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Exterior of Surfcoast Hub Anglesea Cafe & General Store. Photo courtesy of Surfcoast Hub Anglesea Cafe & General Store.

You can enjoy a refreshing, local ice cream sold in the store or a made-to-order sandwich. Aside from the classic burgers, pies, and paninis on the menu, you can find waffles and pancakes for a quick sugar fix. 

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The cafe is small and wonderfully rustic. It’s open from 6:30 am each day which makes it popular amongst early risers hitting the road or surfers about to paddle out.

Oaks Bakery Anglesea Cafe

One of two bakeries in Anglesea, the baked goods go straight from the oven to customers’ plates. They are some of the freshest in the area and open for breakfast and lunch.

Anglesea Cafe

The cafe is unpretentious and the dishes are simple and tasty. The Oaks Bakery has become famous for its signature pies. Prawns, scallops and the vegetarian cauliflower-cheese pies have beckoned customers from far and wide.

Or, if you are a continental breakfast lover no other Angelsea restaurants can beat Oaks Bakery Cafe. Here you can get some of the best croissants and coffee in the area!

The Best Anglesea Takeaway 

Hot Chicken Project

Are you in need of some Anglesea takeaway or craving comfort food? The Hot Chicken Project is an ideal place for you. This restaurant specializes in Nashville spicy chicken. They have the best in chicken, burgers, and fries when it comes to Anglesea takeaway.

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Surprisingly, this Anglesea takeaway option also caters to vegetarians with their unique Nashville style tofu. Each meal comes with fries or side vegetables. The Hot Chicken Project restaurant is open from 12 pm for lunch until 10 pm in the evening.

Anglesea Fish & Chips

For classic seafood takeaway, then head to Anglesea Fish and Chips. They believe in sourcing sustainable local fish varieties from the local fishermen. For groups, the Family Pack is an excellent choice. It includes butterfish, potato cakes, chips, and tartare sauce.

anglesea fish and chips

They also offer burgers, souvlaki, sandwiches, and snacks. Something for everyone’s fancy! 

Craving Something Sweet?

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Located 8 minutes from Anglesea, this cafe and chocolaterie is more akin to an attraction. They offer handcrafted chocolate and ice cream on-site and offer free tastings to visitors.

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Love berry donuts at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Photo courtesy of Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

The on-site cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and incorporates many of the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery’s products. High tea and chocolate making classes can be joined for an additional price.

With over 15 acres of property to explore, this is a great place to spend the afternoon.

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