Cafe in Torquay

Ginger Monkey

This rustic-chic cafe has the best vegetarian food in town, offering nasi goreng or mushroom ragout with poached egg for brekkie, and chunky homemade vegetarian sausage rolls for lunch. If you're around on...

Vietnamese in Torquay

Pholklore

A hipster option along Torquay's seafront Esplanade is this open-air Vietnamese diner set among shipping containers and Astroturf. As well as its namesake pho dishes, there are duck spring rolls and a good...

Seafood in Torquay

Fisho's

Not your average fish-and-chip shop, this oceanfront joint does original takes on the classics, such as gummy-shark tacos, sticky-fried-snapper wings and sweet-potato cakes. It's set up in an atmospheric...

Cafe in Torquay

Cafe Moby

This old weatherboard house on The Esplanade harks back to a time when Torquay was simple – which isn't to say its meals aren't modern. Fill up on smoked-bacon breakfast burgers, spiced-duck tacos or slow-cooked...

Pizza in Torquay

Bomboras Torquay

Catch the sea breeze while digging into authentic thin-crust pizzas, washed down by a craft beer, and enjoying ocean views from the front terrace. There's a heap of modern Australian dishes and sharing plates,...

Mexican in Torquay

Olé

Channelling Frida Kahlo's blue house is this charming weatherboard decorated with vibrant furniture and cactus pot plants. It does authentic street-style tacos and creative Mexicana share plates to go with...

Cafe in Torquay

Salty Dog Cafe

Sharing space with the Torquay Angling Club right on the sand, this kiosk is just the place for hungry beachgoers to recharge, with homemade sausage rolls, panko-crumbed calamari, Angus-beef-and-bacon burgers,...

Cafe in Torquay

Quiksilver Bar 61

Part of the home-grown Quiksilver brand, this flagship surf shop has a cool rooftop cafe-bar that screens surf vids while you feast on flathead-tail tacos and sip cold local brews. There's also a barber, free...

Supermarket in Torquay

Peaches Torquay

Rebuilt by volunteers from the community after succumbing to a fire in 2017, this much-loved supermarket specialises in regional, seasonal fruit and veg. All its produce is labelled with the farm it came from,...