It is no secret that we are totally spoilt for choice on the Peninsula for fantastic cafes, wonderful restaurants, and stunning cellar doors. Local businesses have really stepped up to recent challenges and we have been blown away with the innovation that has taken place to not only help businesses survive, but to also carry on serving their loyal customers when it is most needed. As we open back up for business this week, we thought it would be great to put together a list of our favourite eateries and watering holes for your next visit. This list will continue to grow…we would love to hear if you have any particular favourites!

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The Hidden Kitchen, Tootgarook

The Hidden Kitchen has plenty of undercover seating outside, both in the courtyard & under the veranda at the front, and have gas heaters should the need arise!

They have also filled their fridge full of ready meals, for you to grab and go and heat at home – pizza, casseroles, roast meats & vegetables, pasta, lasagne, soups. Saving you cooking and saving you a trip to the supermarket! For menus and opening hours click here


Pier Street Kitchen, Dromana

19 Pier Street, Dromana

Pier Street Kitchen is the home of the Peninsula’s best Shakshouka, amongst many other details. They are now opening their doors again for full service and can sit up to 20 people. Please book a table if you would like to dine in. For menus and opening hours click here.

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Merricks General Wine Store

3460 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks

Merricks General Wine Store is currently offering takeaway bottle/case sales from our Cellar Door & Online
• Takeaway breakfast & lunch items
• Take home dinner options
• Pantry staples
The Veranda coffee window is open as normal every day from 7 am.
We thank you for continuing to support us through these trying times. Come and visit us for some ‘food to go’. For more details visit their website

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Store 360, Rye

360 Dundas Street, Rye

Always a favourite place to stop off if you are down in St Andrews. This cafe/bakery offers fresh bread and pastries daily, awesome coffee, local produce, homewares and more. Follow them on Instagram for their latest offerings @store360_rye.

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Hunter Rye

Open for takeaways and fabulous coffee. Our favourite vegan cafe just a few doors down from Store 360 on Dundas Road at St Andrews.

St Ernest, Blairgowrie

Recommended by one of our property owners restaurant Saint Ernest in Blairgowrie is offering a home delivery service, as well as opening on weekends for meals now. ‘Great food and lovely service’. For menus and opening hours check out their website here.

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Johnny Ripe

Famous hand-baked apple pies and stunning cronuts sums up Johnny Ripe. Visit us on the Mornington Peninsula to experience our full range of delicious sweet treats. Now available at three locations on the Peninsula. Visit their website if you dare… here

Redhill Bakery
Frankston Flinders Rd, Balnarring

Currently open for takeaway and local delivery, Red Hill Bakery have groceries, fresh bread, cakes and even alcohol delivered to your front door by one of their lovely staff. Click here to view what is available and menus or call 03 5931 3125

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Redhill Cheese

Red Hill Cheese is a family run artisan cheese company that produces small batches of cheese and gourmet produce from our bush property and cellar door in Red Hill.  The cellar door is currently closed, but hopefully will be open soon. Visit their website for updates.

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Miss Drew’s Dog Cafe, Tyabb

Somewhere to take your special friend for a puppacchino. Freshly made dog cakes and cookies. For details and opening hours visit their website here

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Peninsula Pantry, Rye

Rye 43A Wondaree St, Rye

At Peninsula Pantry (Est. 2007) they pride themselves on making everything from scratch on our premises. From our delicious cakes, our hand-rolled pastry includes our pies and pastries, to the patties, take-home meals, and our healthy hearty salads. Whether you are after breakfast, lunch, a coffee & pastry or cake, some take-home meals or a Birthday cake and some catering for your next occasion we have you covered. For opening hours visit their website

Keep an eye on this page as we will keep adding our new discoveries and recommendations.