49 Cook St, Flinders, Victoria
Visited 25th July 2008 Located on the south-east corner of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, the sleepy fishing village of Flinders, is now more a sleepy village of million dollar holiday homes. For me a visit to Australia isn't complete without a stop at the Flinders Village Cafe; a place where many of my mates have washed dishes and made coffees over the years. Located in a charming old weatherboard house, the cafe is decked out with stunning art, while out front there's a shady courtyard that's a great place to sit and appreciate the resident bird life.
Normally at the Flinders Village Cafe I can't go past their famous homemade sausage rolls, but we'd dropped in for breakfast so bacon and eggs it was. I ordered up a serve of eggs and selected sausages, mushrooms and bacon for accompaniments. The huge pile of food rivalled the massage sausage rolls in both size and flavour. My eggs were cooked perfectly and severed atop thick cut grain bread, while the generous amounts of bacon, mushrooms and sausages were hedonistically delicious. At only $15 for such a huge plate, the food's great value for an area where dollars often rule over common sense. To drink I enjoyed a couple of excellent coffees.
The Flinders Village Cafe is a favourite, a place I associate with good times; friends and holidays at the coast. Warm, welcoming service, excellent food and a charming environment make it a great stop for breakfast before a visit to the Paringa or Moorooduc Estate wineries or lunch after a surf.