Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in Torquay

Blackman's Brewery

One of Victoria's best microbreweries is this brewpub, where you can taste all eight Blackman's beers, which are produced on-site. Go the tasting paddle ($16) to sample the range of IPAs, unfiltered lager, pale...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Torquay

Australian National Surfing Museum

The perfect starting point for those embarking on a surfing safari is this superbly curated museum that pays homage to Australian surfing. Here you'll see Simon Anderson's ground-breaking 1981 thruster, Mark...

Top ChoiceBar in Torquay


The place to be in summer, this pop-up rooftop beach bar has prime ocean views. Enjoy local brews on tap, cocktails, pizza, and live music or DJs.

Coffee in Torquay

Ocean Grind

Torquay's best coffee is in its outskirts, where this third-wave micro-roaster in an industrial space serves up single-origin batch brews and espresso coffees. There are pastries, plus a food truck Wednesday and...

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...

Fashion & Accessories in Torquay

Rip Curl Surf Factory Outlet

Rip Curl's shiny main outlet is in Surf City Plaza, but head round the back to the industrial estate for the factory outlet, where you'll get 30% off the price of last season's clothing and wetsuits. A big-name...

Vietnamese in Torquay


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


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...

Coffee in Torquay

Mikro Coffee Roasters

Renowned Mt Gambier coffee roasters Mikro have defected from across the border to slot in beautifully along Victoria's surf coast. Superb filter single-origins are roasted on-site, and there's also the Tuckshop...

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


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...

Microbrewery in Torquay

Bells Beach Brewing

Bells has been brewing for a few years now, but only in late 2018 did it open a taproom for visitors to sample the goods. There are six beers on tap, with chairs scattered about overlooking the fermentation...

Beer Garden in Torquay

Greens Bistro & Bar

Grab a beer, take off your shoes and enjoy a game of barefoot bowls on what is Victoria's most scenic bowling green, directly overlooking the ocean.

Fashion & Accessories in Torquay

Quiksilver Factory Outlet

A big-name surf brand founded in Torquay back in the day, Quiksilver has its main showroom in Torquay, as well as this factory outlet full of bargains.

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,...