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Top Choice Cafe in Robe

Union Cafe

Always busy, this curiously angled corner cafe has polished-glass fragments in the floor and surf art on the walls. Unionise your hangover with a big cooked breakfast, lashed with locally made hot sauce. Good coffee…
Nature Reserve in Robe

Little Dip Conservation Park

Little Dip Conservation Park runs along the coast for about 13km south of town. It features a variety of habitats including lakes, wetlands and dunes, and some beaut beaches (good surf), Aboriginal middens, walks an…
Cafe in Robe

No 4

A bit of ‘big city’ comes to Robe at this polished concrete-and-glass eatery, serving good coffee, big breakfasts (try the lobster omelette with Spanish onion and confit garlic), and decidedly upmarket lunches and d…
Modern Australian in Robe

Sails

Sails is Robe's classiest restaurant, and comes with a big rep for seafood (oh that Sicilian seafood stew!). Not in an undersea mood? Try the kangaroo fillets with beetroot fritters and horseradish, or the warm beet…
Brewery in Robe

Robe Town Brewery

Riding the crest of Australia's craft beer wave, Robe Town uses old-fangled methods to produce its hearty Shipwreck Stout and an excellent amber ale (among other creative brews). The brewery occupies a low-key shed …
Pizza in Robe

Vic St Pizza Project

Go for something trad (Hawaiian, margarita, pepperoni) or something more daring (lamb souvlaki, squid and chorizo) – either way, the pizzas at this bright, roomy room are sure-fire crowd pleasers. Pastas, risottos a…
Cafe in Robe

Mahalia Coffee

Everywhere you go on the Limestone Coast you'll see Mahalia Coffee signs – a marketing success story! Visit the roasting rooms in Robe's industrial back blocks for a double-shot flat white, a NYC-style bagel or a sa…
Landmark in Robe

Obelisk

After there were 30 shipwrecks in Guichen Bay in 1835 alone, this iconic red-and-white turret was erected atop the cliffs on Cape Dombey. From here, rockets were launched out to stricken ships, carrying lifelines ba…
Winery in Robe

Cape Jaffa Wines

Producing epic shiraz, Cape Jaffa Wines is the pick of the wineries in the emerging Mount Benson Wine Region (www.mtbensonwineregion.com.au). There's a lovely stone tasting room here, with recycled timbers and unpre…
Museum in Robe

Customs House

Heritage-listed buildings dating from the late 1840s to 1870s litter the streets of Robe, including the upstanding little 1863 Customs House, now a nautical museum.