Cafes Phillip Island is about the delicious coffee spots and cafes that are located on Phillip Island. Don't miss out on the fabulous food, coffee and scenery.

Cafes Phillip Island

Phillip Island Victoria is the home of the penguins. This Island is full of beautiful things to do and see and of course eat. 

Phillip Island which includes San Remo is renowned for its spectacular scenery, amazing surf, and stunning walks, add in fantastic attractions and entertainment and your time here will not be enough, leaving you planning your next visit.

While you are here you will get to experience Phillip Island Cafes and Restaurants.  Now you need to know where they are!

I love food and especially love eating out, so consider myself a bit of an expert on what is available here on the Island.  I figure that I am not alone here and that most people love the whole eating experience. Especially while on holidays, what you eat is a huge component of your experience. So with this blog -Cafes Phillip Island – I will point out a few of my favourites.

It is always fun to get together with friends and family over a scrumptious meal and the best coffee in Phillip Island to catch up on their news.  Well, Cafes Phillip Island caters beautifully with variety, flavours, and ambience.

Over 40 Cafes To Choose From

There are over 40 coffee shops located across the Island – so an opportunity for you to decide the best café Phillip Island.  So many to know and find, it would be such a shame to be here and miss the “One”.  They can be located around the corner or down a lane, and off the beaten track.  At nearly every turn you will find a different spin on Café or coffee spot, selling ground and roasted delicious coffee and tempting you with cakes of all glorious shapes and tastes.

Café comes from the French word coffee.  And like the French, there is always food with the coffee  here on Phillip Island. 


Cowes is the hub of Phillip Island and has everything you need for food, coffee, and eats of all sorts and for all palettes. Whether you want a dine in lovely lunch, a quick snack or a take-away. Here are some of the best places to eat in Cowes.

You don’t have to travel far to find a brunch Café or fish and chips to take away, after all we are a typical beach café kind of place, so it is obvious that you must eat fish and chips at least once while you are here by the sea.

Cafes Phillip Island, as a whole, love dogs, and many cafes cater for your fur baby, with water bowls and doggie treats to purchase while you have your cappuccino and your healthy lunch.

Down a lane in Thompson Avenue, you will find Penny Lane Island Cafe which opens at 6am.  My favourite is the “Smashed Avocado & Persian Fetta” with a Chai Latte.  A perfect way to start the day before you set off to see the sights.  If you are the type that needs brekkie at lunch time, then this is the place. All day breakfasts are served here, add a spirit, cocktail, or a milkshake and you are in heaven.

On the waterfront towards Erehwon Point you will find a hidden treasure, Cafe Blue Bamboo where the mugs and plates of food are huge.  Note, my go-to is the herbed omelette.  You might also find yourself the perfect beach dress while your there.  This place feels like “by the sea”.

Phillip Island Coffee Co in Thompson Avenue provides a tempting place to rest.  This café roasts its own coffee beans and sells the biggest and creamiest home-made cakes and biscuits.  Buy some coffee beans to take home with you.

The Waterboy Café is a delightful spot around the corner in Chapel Street and serves beautiful food such as Soba noodles with poached Salmon and a sesame and ginger dressing, again great mouth watering cakes and deserts.


The Silverleaves Store has something for everyone.  It is tucked away just out of Cowes and is a true Providore with Coffee/Wine/pastries/pasta/sourdough etc. 


Rhyll is a tranquil location on Phillip Island that is stunningly beautiful no matter what the weather is.  The eateries are located on the shoreline, so all venues face out to sea.  My Seaside Café is one of these eateries that I visit a lot.  Situated so that patrons can while away their time eating and drinking and watching the yachts from the nearby club, or the range of birdlife paddling and wondering if that is Hastings across the sea.  It is so close which looks like you could swim to it (but you can’t, so please don’t try it).

Here you can have a simple and very satisfying meal – I would recommend the Salmon baguette or the very beautiful to look at ‘Leek and Goats Cheese Tart .  Along with a delicious coffee, ice drink or a glass of wine. This is truly a relaxing and delightful location to eat lunch.

I often have take-away sitting along the walk along the waters edge just watching and dreaming while enjoying the warmth on my face. Many families sit here when the tide is out enjoying the magic of the beach in a very safe position.

There are a few eating choices in Rhyll depending on the seasons.

Another favourite is The Wild Food Farm who are located just out of Rhyll.  They are building up their fame for using a variety of native herbs, spices, fruit, and berries in the cooking.  A brekkie board to share for 2 – 3 is fabulous and consists of bacon, aniseed pork sausages, cherry vine tomatoes, native thyme mushrooms etc.  Make sure you visit the fernery – so beautiful and tranquil.


When you are heading out to the Nobbies, stop along the way in Ventnor to visit Omaru Farm Produce, Accommodation and Café .  Maybe this holiday is the time to taste or regain your love of Indian food.  Think about sitting in a beautiful location overlooking the bay in the distance trying an extensive selection of home style Australian and Sri Lankan cooking. There is also a produce store to pick up  home-made sauces, relishes and free range eggs.

Cape Woolamai

Cape Woolamai is famous for its surf beach.  In the summer you will find a glorious spot to sit with a hot or cold drink overlooking the surf club activities.  Cape Woolamai is also home to a very lovely quiet beach suitable for fishing, kayaking and children.  Pick up fish and chips or hamburgers while your there at The Wooli General.  Again, dine in or take-away and opening times are dependent on seasons, weather etc.

The shopping hub of Cape Woolamai has several very popular cafes.  Burnt Toast Café is known for its home-made pies, and the chicken, pesto, sundried tomato + cheese toasties.  The Fishbone Fish & Chippery for its calamari pack.


Make sure you visit Newhaven where the sea is enchanting all the time – the Newhaven Yacht Club is filled with yachts of varying sizes and shapes.  You will probably see pelicans and the odd seal basking on the rocks. An array of shops sits in this little pocket of Phillip Island.  Cafes here provide great customer service, again lots of choices of homemade and again more highly tempting cakes.  It sounds like I am a cake connoisseur – well what can I say, I do love my cake.

The Seaside Provider is known for its excellent coffee and great toasties. My recommendation is the  Porky Pineapple Toasted sandwich – triple smoked ham, caramelised pineapple, and double cheese. Very popular.  Or the gluten free cheesecake and a super cappuccino.

On the other side of the Phillip Island Road, sits The Haven Wave Café which is another very popular café.  Great meals, beautiful drinks including alcohol and super friendly service!.

Both cafés cater for eating in, dining outside or take-away and both can get very busy during the holiday times.

Dotted throughout the Island, coffee hubs exist.  These are in the form of caravans or purpose-built venues selling take-away drinks, donuts, and pizza.

San Remo

Beautiful San Remo has the iconic Phillip Island bridge, also a fishing port which always draws a crowd.  In San Remo cafes Phillip Island, the food is also wonderfully  varied.  Try the amazing waffles at Tanash Coffee & Waffles  – you get to choose your own ingredients. And it is a lovely place to sit and take in the views.

There are a few fish and chips outlets here – eat in or take them while you watch the pelicans being fed at the Jetty. You should try the fish burger, which is a favourite of mine, while enjoying a cold drink or ice cream. 

Cafes Phillip Island are very aware and cater for the variety of milk and coffee choices. And make a note to buy some homemade fudge for the trip home.

We look forward to seeing you at our wonderful and varied cafes across Phillip Island.

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Judi Pay

Cafes Phillip Island

Phillip Island Local

Self-proclaimed foodie

Cafes Phillip Island is about the delicious coffee spots and cafes that are located on Phillip Island. Don't miss out on the fabulous food, coffee and scenery.ip Island - a beach café offering you a perfect eating out option. Fish and chips takeaway, take away coffee and ice cream.