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St Kilda Pier Kiosk

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by Melanie Lynn (subscribe)
Going wherever the wind blows me and enjoying the ride.
Published August 8th 2012
The Trendy Cafe in the Middle of the Sea
When a seaside cafe just isn't enough, take a stroll down St Kilda Pier to the cafe in the middle of the sea.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Watch the Ocean from your Window

When you hear the word 'kiosk' you don't exactly picture a trendy little cafe. Personally I equate kiosk with fish and chips, scoops of ice cream and hot jam doughnuts (which isn't altogether a terrible thing). Yet follow the timber pier to the yellow weatherboard building that is St Kilda Pier Kiosk, and you will find a unique cafe experience where you can sip your coffee hundreds of metres away from dry land.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
The Pavilion at the end of the Pier

Originally known as Parer's Pavilion, The St Kilda Pavilion is a historic landmark which was built in 1904, and sits proudly welcoming any traveler willing to walk the planks, so to speak.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
The Pavilion

In September 2003 the Pavilion was tragically burned to the ground after an arson attack, however the building was restored in March 2006. It was reconstructed using the original plans from 1904 and some parts that were salvaged from the original building

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Inside St Kilda Pier Kiosk

The reconstructed building is faithful to the original and continues to delight both residents and visitors of St Kilda daily as its predecessor did for nearly 100 years before it.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Orange & Almond Baby Cake

The cafe interior is sunny and bright, somewhat reminiscent of a lighthouse. Through the giant nautical style windows, you can see the sands of the beach twinkling from across the bay. A great expanse of water dances around the pier and springs to life with little heads of foam and the wild, briny scent of the sea fills your lungs.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Eat. Drink. Chat. Watch. Dream.

Creamy Genovese coffee is on tap here and rightfully earned the Kiosk a spot in the Age Good Cafe Guide.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Genovese Coffee at St Kilda Pier Kiosk

The Kiosk also has a selection of ready-made cakes, pies, panninis and wraps. Momentarily lost in the decadence of my caramel macadamia cheesecake, the sharp salty twang to the air reminded me I was at the sea.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake

Remaining true to its 'Kiosk' name, there are also hot chips, milkshakes and ice cream available. I suppose we all crave these things from time to time and would probable be quite disappointed if they were missing from the menu in such a place as this.

St Kilda Pier Kiosk
St Kilda Pier

St Kilda Pier Kiosk is a momentary escape from the rest of the world and the perfect place for a travelling dreamer to unwind.
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Why? Coffee Break in the Middle of the Ocean
When: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday 8.30am - 6pm
Phone: (03) 9525 5545
Where: St Kilda Pier, Pier Road, St Kilda
Cost: $3 - $20
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