Despite its small size Port Campbell has many great places to eat and drink. Port Campbell restaurants are dotted around town and cater to a variety of budgets and palettes.
Some of the restaurants in Port Campbell may seem traditional from the outset but we can assure they will delight.
The Best Port Campbell Restaurants You Need to Try
Grassroots Deli Café
Head to Grassroots Deli Cafe for the best coffee in town. This happening spot is open for breakfast and lunch. They always have a great selection of staples on the menu which are complimented by daily Port Campbell food specials.
We love that Grassroots is environmentally minded and enforces sustainable business practices. Plus, they have a great patio out front.
On the weekends, especially in summer, the cafe’s outdoor deck comes to life in the evenings. The Deli stays open late serving wood-fired pizza.
However, you should know that this is one of the most popular restaurants in Port Campbell, so you should be there early to get a bite!
12 Rocks Beachbar
Located just across the street from the Port Campbell foreshore, 12 Rocks Beachbar has great views of the adjacent beachfront and is one of the top restaurants Port Campbell has.
Head here to enjoy the last hours of sunlight, order a drink to enjoy during the golden hour, and unwind.
The view from the patio of this Port Campbell restaurant is the best in town. You’ll be treated to a vista of golden sand beach and the ocean, framed by green hills and cliffs on each side.
12 Rocks Beachbar proudly supports local businesses by purchasing local Port Campbell food and produce. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serve a menu of Australian classics prepared with a modern twist. If you are dining in the evening, try the oysters!
Port Campbell Takeaway
Located just a stone’s throw from the beach, Port Campbell Takeaway is the town’s go-to place for fish and chips. Simple, delicious, and ready to go, you can savor this bit of Port Campbell food in-house or down by the beach.
Sandwiches, potato cakes, and burgers are also available and made to order.
Sow and Piglets Brewery
For great beer and a warm atmosphere head to Sow and Piglets Brewery. This home-grown brewery has 6 year-round beers and seasonal selections that are produced on-site. This is arguably the best Port Campbell pub there is.
Sow and Piglets Brewery is located next to the town’s hostel so you are sure to be surrounded by an eclectic group of visitors. They have both indoor and outdoor seating and offer tasting paddles and pizzas.
Waves Restaurant and Bar
Located in the center of town, Waves is a modern, intimate venue known for its great service and tasty dishes. Waves is one of the more upscale restaurants Port Campbell has. As such, it popular place to spend time with a partner or friends.
Waves is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whenever possible they source local produce and seafood which is showcased in their modern Aussie fare. For your comfort, there are outdoor heaters on the patio for when evenings turn chilly.
Forage on the Foreshore
The dining room at Forage on the Foreshore is different from most Port Campbell restaurants. The concept behind it is that all the food served is foraged, or found, in the area.
In fact, all the ingredients used in the restaurant are produced, foraged, or grown at some point along the Great Ocean Road.
The dishes served here are staples of the Australian tradition and paired with wines, beers, and spirits from Victoria. While this makes this Port Campbell restaurant unique, the menu can change daily, depending on the availability of the ingredients.
Best of all, Forage on the Foreshore is a sustainable venue, plastic-free, and involved in the protection of the precious coastal and marine environment of the area.
The Alcove Cafe
Located in the middle of the town center, Alcove Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Port Campbell to enjoy an upbeat and cheerful breakfast. The dishes are simple, but here you can find all of your favorite breakfast treats and delicious lattes!
The floor and furniture are worn down as they have been a fixture of the establishment for years, similar to the delicious recipes served by this little cafe! They are open for breakfast from 6 am, so if you are planning on hitting the Great Ocean Road early, head here for your morning coffee fix.
Nico’s Pizza & Pasta
Nico’s Pizza & Pasta is located just off the foreshore. While the exterior may seem unimpressive, the inside is an explosion of Italian flags, Vespas’, vintage photos, Italians football jerseys, and Ferrari stickers.
They serve Italian classics like pasta and pizza. The pizza is thin-crust, authentic, and mouthwatering. Nico’s is open for lunch and dinner and they offer takeaway options and an incredible wine list to top it off.
What are your favorite resturants in Port Campbell Australia?