Trading Plates continues to eat and drink its way down the Melbourne coastline with a quick look at the best places to stop off to eat and drink in the twin seaside towns of Aspendale and Edithvale.
Both towns are best known for their lone white beaches and historic bathing boxes, which line the foreshore. During summer the beaches are flooded with bathers beating the heat, but as Trading Plates found out, the towns have plenty to offer the best foodies.
Butch & Sundance Café: A cosy little spot just across the train line from Aspendale beach. Serving up wholesome breakfasts and tasty lunches, the menu is fresh and filling. Outside seating is very pleasant when the suns out.
Must try: Arguably some of the best coffee in Edithvale and Aspendale they also have a great warm teriyaki chicken sandwich for lunch.
142 Station St, Aspendale p:+61 3 9587 0220
Kitchen Table Café: The perfect trendy beachside café that also caters for the family to stop in and relax over a tasty breakfast. With a massive chalkboard to keep the kids busy and a cheap kids breakfast, this café caters for the whole family.
Must try: Crunchy granola and berry compote is healthy and tasty!
133 Nepean Hwy, Aspendale p:+61 3 9588 2558
Nachos Mexican Cantina: This is the sort of Mexican you grew up on. Sizzling meat, filling portions and plenty of tasty frozen margaritas to wash it all down.
Must try: With banquets to fill even the hungriest diner, just loosen your belt and settle in for a delicious feed.
141 Nepean Hwy, Aspendale p:+61 3 9580 2085
Soul Press: Do you remember how excited you were the first time you had a Boost Juice or a frozen yoghurt? Well expect Soul Press to blow your mind in exactly the same way. Healthy Acai bowls and tasty organic treats will have you dropping back in time and time again.
Must try: Any of Soul Press tasty Acai bowls will not disappoint. Grab one and go and chill out on the Edithvale beach only some 50 metres away.
265 Nepean Hwy, Edithvale p:+61 432 294 158
Seabreeze Café: Edithvale’s beach is one of the best swimming beaches in Melbourne and this café is literally right on the sand – so what’s not to love! Dog friendly for the canine lovers, this café is all about the fresh air and Seabreeze.
Must try: A fairly basic menu but still appetizing. Grab a toasted sandwhich or some eggs on toast and watch the waves roll in.
Sailing Club Building, The Esplanade, Edithvale p:+61 3 9773 0375
Brown Rice: One of the most popular Thai restaurants in the bayside area known for fresh, authentic Thai food. Just be sure to book ahead.
Must try: Everyone is a sucker for Satay Chicken skewers with plenty of peanut sauce – with this entrée you won’t go wrong.
249 Nepean Hwy, Edithvale p:+61 3 9773 3999