The more you look, the more you uncover in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula. It's no different when it comes to the sustenance of a hearty breakfast accompanied by quality coffee, or substantial lunch options, or even a sweet treat for any time of day.
Geelong, Victoria's second city, is cultivating quite the following among gourmands as a foodie destination of choice. Meanwhile, the beloved coastal towns and sleepy hamlets of the Bellarine continue to raise the bar for year-round residents and seasonal visitors alike.
Stop and savour
Once consigned as a jumping-off point for the renowned Great Ocean Road, Geelong is now a destination not only for its rejuvenated and acclaimed waterfront, but also for cafes and bakeries to fuel travellers ahead of days filled with exploration and leisure.
Pre-arrival, take a short detour from the main highway to find the Little River General Store. A trove of options includes Mahalia coffee, locally baked Routley's bread, You Yangs honey, free-range eggs, a huge traditional lolly counter, and an array of nostalgia-inducing 'retro relics' to browse and buy.