5 of the best coffee spots in Torquay

When you’re new to an area or passing through, knowing where to get your caffeine fix (and not just any old coffee but a decent brew) can be a real challenge. #coffeeislife #thestuggleisreal. Fortunately, we’re spoilt for choice in Torquay. 

We asked our team of natural coffee connoisseurs where to find the best coffee in town. Boy, it was tough, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to the 5 Best Coffee Spots in Torquay (as voted by us). You’re welcome.

The Kiosk Torquay 

Tucked away in the famous surf shop precinct, most mornings you’ll find a crowd gathered outside the Kiosk window. And for good reason. They serve locally roasted Mikro Coffee Roasters and man, do they do it well. If Goldielocks drank coffee she’d probably describe it as: “not too strong, not too weak, just right.” It’s takeaway only, perfect for grabbing a quick cappuccino en route to work or the surf. While you’re there, do yourself a favour and try their legendary homemade sausage rolls, brownies and wraps. They will *literally* melt in your mouth.

Address: 3/61 Geelong Rd, Torquay 

Opening hours: 6am – 2pm daily. 

Torquay Larder 

Serving Campos Coffee and European vibes, Larder is conveniently located in the heart of the Gilbert Street shopping district and just a stone’s throw from the beach. Take our word for it and order “to go:” a) coffee b) mushroom or chicken toastie c) croissant. Then, plonk yourself on a picnic rug on The Esplanade and enjoy these delectable culinary delights with a side of sea air. 

Address: 5 Gilbert St, Torquay

Opening hours: 8am – 4pm daily 

The Salty Dog Cafe

Located smack-bang on Fisherman’s Beach, Salty Dog serves an epic brew – with an epic ocean view! But the best bit is you can enjoy your morning cuppa and stroll on the beach among salty four-legged pals because as the name suggests, it’s dog friendly. 

Salty Dog offers Dukes Speciality Coffee, plus a scrumptious selection of breaky burgers, smoothies, juices, cakes and more – including treats for your furry little bestie. 

Address: 50 The Esplanade, Fishermans Beach

Opening hours: 6am – 3pm daily (kitchen closes at 2pm) 

Pond Cafe 

Situated in a prime people watching possie on The Esplanade, Pond is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a yummy iced coffee or to really elevate your coffee cultured status, why not try a Magic? For the uninitiated, the order is technically a double shot of ristretto (a coffee shot more potent than an espresso) accompanied by a three-quarter flat white. Apparently, it’s what all the cool kids are drinking. 

In addition to their delicious Seven Seeds coffees, the crew offer a mouthwatering all-day brekkie and lunch menu, including their cult favourite beef brisket toasted sanga. 

Address: 39 The Esplanade, Torquay

Opening hours: 6:30am – 3pm daily (kitchen closes at 2:30pm) 

Big Things Little Things

If you’re after a laidback environment to sip your almond latte over a good book, look no further than BTLT. You can expect delicious locally brewed Mikro Coffee, every alternate milk under the sun, plus a scrumptious speciality Chai from Anglesea. 

Indulge in locally sourced and organic products, including smoothies, bowls and jaffles as well as raw, vegan and gluten-free treats.   

Their packagings is biodegradable (they even use compostable lids made out of sugarcane) and the team work hard to keep their eco-footprint as small as possible. A win for your palate and the planet! 

Address: 4/19 Gilbert Street, Torquay

Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 2pm; Sat – Sun, 8am – 3pm.