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Swing Bridge Cafe, Lorne

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by Olga Junek (subscribe)
I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
Published January 17th 2017
Breakfast with a view
This cafe has everything going for it, a great location, friendly staff, fresh, delicious food and excellent coffee.

Lorne Swing Bridge Cafe
Over the bridge and into the cafe - The Swing Bridge Cafe


Swing Bridge Cafe takes its name after the Swing Bridge which is situated at the mouth of the Erskine River in Lorne and just near the beach. It is away from the main street of Lorne and there is a feel of calm and rest as you approach it across the bridge.The bridge was renovated in 2013 and is an iconic landmark in Lorne.The Cafe serves breakfast, morning tea and lunch from 8am to 2.30 pm. In the summer months Argentinian barbecue nights and paella nights are a feature of this welcoming, very chilled cafe.

Lorne Swing Bridge Cafe
The friendly, welcoming cafe serves delicious food for breakfast and lunch


Many locals as well as holiday makers consider breakfast at this cafe a daily ritual, especially after a walk on the beach, with or without their dog. ' Feeling Seedy', 'The Dazza', or 'Wakie Wakie' rolls are all names of breakfast dishes that will fill hungry stomachs and clear fuzzy heads. If you're feeling a bit more focused on a New Year (or any time of year) health kick you can't go wrong with C.A.D.A (think muesli) or detox salad. Warm brioche rolls with various fillings such as pulled pork, served with coleslaw are perfect for a lazy, light lunch. There is also space inside the boathouse if it's raining.

On certain nights in summer barbecue and paella nights are a feature and what better way to enjoy balmy evenings and spectacular sunset skies. The Argentianian barbecue and seafood paella nights work in this way:
1. Book a plate ($25)
2. BYO wine and beer (due to licensing laws you cannot drink this at the restaurant), hence
3. Turn up and grab a picnic table or blanket space nearby
4. Have a fabulous night. Sometimes there is music too.
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Lorne Swing Bridge Cafe
Seafood Paella on the beach


Lorne Swing Bridge Cafe
Dogs like the cafe too
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Why? A charming cafe for breakfast and lunch with a view
When: 8.00am -2.30pm, special evenings of barbecue and paella check with cafe
Phone: 0423 814 770
Where: 30 Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria
Cost: Varies
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