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The Coffee Shed, Williamstown

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by Peter Dewar (subscribe)
Businessman and writer. Peter nurtures a special interest in Korea and Japan.
Published March 25th 2013
The opening of the Coffee Shed means the trend of being fed through a hole in the wall has travelled as far as Williamstown, the bayside suburb often accused of thinking it's a country town.

the Coffee Shed, the Strand Williamstown
Coffee by the Bay

The prestigious Anchorage restaurant on the Strand has recently extended and now provides a street-food offer. At water's edge, it's coffee and cake. And you get to enjoy one of the best features of this much loved local institution - the location.

Not only are the views across the bay to the city world class, you're sitting next to the Anchorage Marina. Coffee has a unique flavour listening to halyards rattle in the wind and watching pelicans fly a few metres above boats moored close-by.

Not everyone's a people watcher. At the Coffee Shed you can: see container ships navigate the Yarra River, enjoy Melbourne's skyline from a distance or wonder at the naval sea vessel docked in the distance.

Coffee Shed view, Anchorage Coffee Shed, Coffee by the Bay
Anchorage Coffee Shed view

Feeding the swans is another option, especially if the children are in tow.

The salt air and smell of the sea might even have you dreaming about the expensive boat you've always wanted. Thanks to the Global Financial Crisis, you can still get a bargain, there's a number on sale at the marina.

There's plenty of parking on either side of the Strand; and without busy shops that usually accompany street vendors, the Coffee Shed doesn't come with crowds. There's just a relaxed few sitting, chatting or taking in the views on the table and chairs nearby.

The Anchorage has grown a Coffee Shed
Coffee by The Bay

This coffee experience isn't about cosmopolitan vibe. It's a chance to relax, breathe in some fresh air and see Melbourne from another angle.

The Coffee Shed
Anchorage Restaurant
The Strand, Williamstown
City of Hobsons Bay
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Where: 34 The Strand Williamstown VIC 3016
Your Comment
Love your photos Peter
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|277) 2737 days ago
great pics.
by Joy (score: 3|1916) 2735 days ago
No! Do not feed swans! They are aquatic wild birds with a natural diet, including algae. Bread is most dangerous to these animals. Please modify this article, swans can die from eating bread.
by mysti (score: 0|2) 1638 days ago
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