Pond Cafe

The best smashed avo just outside of Melbourne.

A visit to Torquay (or a road trip along the Great Ocean Road) is not complete without a stop at Pond Cafe. Situated along the Esplanade just a stone's throw away from the ocean, this little brunch spot is nothing short of perfection on a lazy Sunday morning. 

Reclaimed pallets and wooden barrel flower pots reel you in from the beach while simple and elegant design keep you staying put for more than one coffee. 

Normally, I steer clear of avocado on toast as I eat it religiously everyday at home but I had to make an exception after reading the menu..."smashed avo and poached eggs with roasted coconut & almonds, coriander, pickled chilli, goats cheese, tomato, and lime on seed and sprout toast". If you can read that and not choose to eat it, then I despair. The eggs were perfectly runny and the explosion of flavour from the variety of toppings made for some of the best smashed avo just outside of Melbourne. The Big Breakfast was, well, big and included everything a big breakfast should - bacon, sausages, potato rosti, asparagus, eggs, tomato and toast.

Next time you get your out-of-town beach fix, dont forget to pop into Pond Cafe.


39 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC, 3228