We love all that Melbourne has to offer but there is a small handful of little spots that are special to us. Quaint, quiet, comfortable…little gems. Seaford is one of those places.
Perhaps it’s because we first checked it out together when I was visiting last year, right around this time. Or maybe it’s because it’s usually pretty low-key with only a few families here and there. But whatever the reason, we can’t stay away.
Seaford was recommended by Ryan’s manager in his first few weeks in Melbourne. During my visit last Easter we had a lovely lunch at the Seaford Beach Cafe overlooking the pier.
It’s a lovely little cafe that serves breakfast and light lunches. The food is good. The view is great. And people will pay for the view at a restaurant. This we know. Ok, so the food itself is over-priced for what it is but you don’t leave feeling ripped off…remember the aforementioned view? A few hints: 1. On a nice day, wait for a seat outside. It’s worth it. 2. Order a sandwich or salad to share. The portions aren’t huge but it’ll help with the sting of the tab. OR, you can do what we did last Friday….
Skip the cafe all-together and run across the street for fish ‘n chips. There’s a little fish n chipper right across the way that is always bustling. Friday we grabbed some take-away and ran back to the beach to enjoy our meal and our “free” view.
Cafe image from: http://www.beachcafeseaford.com.au/