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Wine Food Farmgate Trail

Find Mornington Peninsula wineries, farm produce, restaurants and more

One of life's greatest pleasures is the Mornington Peninsula - a place where you can eat, drink, forage, shop, learn, and tour. Wine Food Farmgate reveals the Mornington Peninsula’s most delicious secrets. How do you get a sensational seasonal snapshot of the Mornington Peninsula? Just follow the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate trail, where you can eat, forage, sip, shop, learn and tour the very best of this region.

Just drive through our region, and the Peninsula's love affair with wine, fresh produce, seafood and bountiful food on the table is quickly revealed. Taste it, sip it, pick it, catch it, take it home with you. Summer brings berries and cherries, while autumn is time for apples and pears.  In winter, forage through the hinterland for seasonal produce, warm up with a meal beside a roaring fire or enjoy your favourite tipple overlooking glorious countryside. Stride out on a beach walk then reward yourself with hot soup or a woodfired pizza and a glass of red wine in a seaside village. Return in the Spring for crisp, fresh vegies and cherry blossom. 

You will find many wine, food and farmgate experiences hidden away throughout the Mornington Peninsula. You just need to know where to look. To help you discover them, we've brought the finest together to create the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate Trail.

Download our Wine Food Farmgate Trail Map here, or our seasonal produce calendar here.

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Best Coffee On The Mornington Peninsula

Nothing screams indulgent warmth more than a cup of your favourite coffee. And oh are we spoilt for choice on the Mornington Peninsula as to where you can enjoy the habitual morning or afternoon brew. From Red Hill to Rosebud and beyond, you’ll have no trouble finding an array of both familiar and intriguing tastes between the many cafes and eateries across the region.

BALNARRING

Red Hill Baker

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a bakery? Well, we can assure you there’s plenty to admire about The Red Hill Baker in Balnarring. Aside from all their sweet and savoury delights made fresh day in day out, the team here are also known to do a stellar cup of coffee.

See what all the excitement is about at The Red Hill Baker here.

CAPEL SOUND

Cooee Cafe

As the only Indigenous owned eatery and catering business on the Mornington Peninsula, Cooee Cafe in Capel Sound has quickly become cherished for their authentic Indigenous flavours and tastes. The coffee here is just superb, and you’ll have the chance to find your seat on one of two impressively designed cafe levels.

This is definitely one to add to the daily itinerary, read more on Cooee Cafe here.

DROMANA

Laneway Espresso

A hop, skip and jump away from Dromana beach, Laneway Espresso is all about coffee that is full of character. The quirkiness of their inside space is sure to be an instant crowd pleaser, so make sure to bring along all your friends and family for the visit.

Take a tour of Laneway Espresso here.

Little Rebel Coffee Roastery

Set within the Dromana industrial estate, Little Rebel Coffee Roastery serves up specialty coffee alongside coffee-making supplies and freshly roasted beans as part of the on-site retail store. The bold and eclectic mural art within the warehouse space adds an extra splash of vibrancy to the overall experience.

See what all the buzz is about at Little Rebel Coffee Roastery here.

MERRICKS

Merricks General Wine Store

If you haven’t been to Merricks General Wine Store as of yet, we forgive you (just). These guys are known for creating a foodies haven, between their bistro, cellar door and local produce offerings. Beyond these temptations though, you can also pick up a toasty cup of coffee from their verandah window…is there anything this place cannot do?!

Discover everything we love and more about Merricks General Wine Store here.

MORNINGTON

Apple Espresso Cafe

Traditional Italian tastes and atmospheres are at the core of Apple Espresso Cafe in Mornington, and their coffee is simply delectable. Don’t forget to stop by Tully’s Corner Produce Store (also part of the Tully family) which represents the ultimate foodies hub - packed with delicious produce and modern-day provisions.

Time to go? Of course it is! Learn more about Apple Espresso Cafe here.

Commonfolk Coffee Company

It’s in the back streets of Mornington where Commonfolk Coffee Company produces plenty of freshly roasted goodness. If you’re looking to have a bit of fun, we encourage sampling the latest and greatest flavours as part of a tasting board or devouring into a frozen coffee creation.

Find out all you need to know about Commonfolk Coffee Company here.

Home Ground Cafe

As well as representing a training cafe to provide employment opportunities and experiences to young people in the community, Home Ground Cafe in Mornington is suitably home to some of the best cups of coffee in the region. You’ll always be warmly welcomed when visiting here, and there’s no shortage of positive vibes to go around.

Explore more of Home Ground Cafe here.

PORTSEA

Le Capucin

It’ll be hard to miss this blue bundle of joy when making the trip down Point Nepean Road in Portsea. French-inspired and full of Parisien pleasure, Le Capucin delivers premium coffee to accompany pastries and savoury delights. If the sunshine isn’t making its break through the clouds, meander inside to and get cosy alongside your cuppa.

Take a peek at the scrumptious menu on offer at Le Capucin here.

RED HILL

Nordie Café

Influenced by Scandinavian styling and dining, Nordie Café in Red Hill represents the perfect place to grab your morning coffee fix ahead of the day adventuring between the wineries of the hinterland. You’ll be instantly welcomed into a relaxed and warm atmosphere upon arrival, before enjoying a delish hot cuppa and bite to eat from the colourful menu.

Now this sounds just divine - let’s start planning the visit to Nordie Café here.

Red Hill Cellar and Pantry

For the days when the sun is out and shining, we highly recommend paying a visit to Red Hill Cellar and Pantry to make the most of their sundrenched outdoor space at The Deck Cafe. And if you’re in need of some kitchen and liquor cabinet essentials, you’ll still be in the right place! Shop for the finest fresh produce, deli delights as well as wine, beer, cider and spirits pre or post the much-needed coffee break.

Keen? We’ll see you there! All the extra info for Red Hill Cellar and Pantry here.

ROSEBUD

Blue Mini

Home to Boneo Road Roasters, Blue Mini Cafe in Rosebud packs a punch when it comes to full flavoured coffee. And whether finding a seat inside or outdoors, you’ll find plenty to love about their signature pick-me-ups, roasted from ethically sourced beans. The surrounding environment, an ex-bowling alley converted into a vibrant and quirky dining and retail space, adds an extra drop of originality. 

Explore more of the local favourite that is Blue Mini here.

Elements Eatery

Pull up a green chair and indulge in a locally-sourced and healthy food-driven experience at Elements Eatery in Rosebud. As part of Yawa Aquatic Centre, this poolside dining destination is as convenient as it is memorable. Oh, and their coffee and range of hot drinks are just downright delicious.

Taste buds tingling? Yep, ours are too! Find out all you need to know about Elements Eatery here.

RYE

Freaky Tiki

With a reputation for having the best coffee in greater Rye, it’s going to be hard to avoid checking out the brews served up at Freaky Tiki. And what’s even better? They’re just across the road from the Bay Trail, so that’s your pre or post-walk pick-me-up covered!

C’mon then! Explore more of the vibrant Freaky Tiki here.

SAFETY BEACH

Cafe Del Sol

You won’t get any closer to the bay waters with the coffee pick up than at Cafe Del Sol in Safety Beach. The team inside the colourful caravan setup are committed to producing quality coffee, alongside some scrumptious takeout meals and smoothies. These guys really do have the best seats in the house!

Need more info? We can’t wait for you to visit Cafe Del Sol, start planning your stopover via the link here.

SOMERS

The Somers General

Only metres from the pristine waters and sun-bleached sand, The Somers General promotes a relaxed and casual dining experience with moreish coffee to suit the vibe. If you’re keen to embark on a morning stroll along the beach, make sure to include a quick detour here to pick up the daily brew (because is there really any better way to start the day?!)

All the info and more you need for the visit to The Somers General can be found here.

SOMERVILLE

Harlem Specialty Coffee

Comfort food and deliciously good coffee; that’s what to expect when visiting Harlem Specialty Coffee in Somerville. Bringing your mates here for a morning or arvo of good food and just as good brews will be downright legendary.

The inside space at Harlem Specialty Coffee is pretty awesome - see it for yourself here!

SORRENTO

Buckley Sorrento

Inspired by the coastal vibe to continuously surround, Buckley Sorrento pairs a vibrant breakfast and lunch menu with light and airy indoor/outdoor environments. Whether dining in or opting for takeaway, their freshly roasted coffee is sure to warm up the spirit ahead of a day of working, adventuring or relaxing.

Explore more of Buckley Sorrento here.

Smashing Sorrento

Also located along the picturesque Ocean Beach Road, it’s at Smashing Sorrento where we’ll stop to enjoy our mid-shopping spree coffee fix. They’ve got all the popular blends covered, and the freshly squeezed juices are a top pick from us too!

Discover why Smashing Sorrento is a favourite for the locals here.

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