Top ChoicePizza in Robe

Vic St Pizza Project

Go for something trad (Hawaiian, margherita, pepperoni) or something more daring (lamb souvlaki, squid and chorizo) – either way, the pizzas at this bright, family-run good-timer are definite crowd pleasers....

Top ChoiceCafe in Robe

Union Cafe

Perennially busy, this curiously angled corner cafe with polished-glass fragments in the floor has expanded into the next-door shopfront. Unionise your hangover with a big cooked breakfast, lashed with locally...

Landmark in Robe


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...

Fish & Chips in Robe

Robe Seafood

Robe's excellent fish and chipper always seems to have people standing around inside, waiting for their crumbed calamari, even when everywhere else in town is quiet. Burgers, roast chooks and steak sandwiches...

Chinese in Robe

Chinese on Bagot

In a town where 16,500 Chinese gold miners disembarked in the 1850s, en route to the Ballarat gold fields, it's no surprise to discover that the local Chinese restaurant is pretty good! Plastic plants, chintzy...

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...

Cafe in Robe

No 4

A bit of big-city faux-yacht affluence comes to Robe at this polished concrete-and-glass eatery, serving good coffee and big breakfasts – maybe the lobster scrambled eggs, a bacon-and-egg roll or some Spanish...

Fusion in Robe


Sails is Robe's classiest restaurant, and comes with a big rep for seafood (oh the blue swimmer crab and prawn spaghetti!). Not in an undersea mood? Try the Wagyu beef ragout with mushroom, pappardelle pasta and...

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...

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...

Beer in Robe

Robe Beer Fest

Local home-brewers and more established craft beer operators such as Robe Town Brewery strut their beery stuff over a weekend in October on the foreshore. A local restaurant hosts the impressive 'Beer Feast'....

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 ( There's a lovely hilltop stone tasting room here, with recycled...

Food & Drink in Robe

Cape Jaffa Seafood & Wine Fest

Chew into some crayfish and fine local wine at the Cape Jaffa Seafood & Wine Festival held in sunny January around the Mt Benson Wine Region and the foreshore of Cape Jaffa itself.

Cinema in Robe

South Coast Cinema

Lots of kids movies and mainstream recent releases flicker across two screens. Good for a rainy day/hot night.

Ruins in Robe

Old Gaol

Out on Cape Dombey, the ruins of Robe's original jailhouse are slowly eroding under the sun and salt. Built from local limestone in 1861, it wasn't the most secure of lock-ups: two prisoners escaped by tunnelling...

Cafe in Robe

Adventurous Spoon

Kick-off your culinary adventure with a breakfast burger (fried egg, bacon, caramelised onion, aioli and African-style taka tala sauce), then come back for a seared roo fillet salad for lunch. Beers on tap,...

Museum in Robe

Customs House

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