Caffeinate yourself this Christmas with these locals staying open

Caffeinate yourself this Christmas with these locals staying open

Words by Ashlee Simpson

Here are the cafes that are doing the good deed this season and staying open Christmas Day to make sure you get your much-needed coffee fix.

That Place Patisserie

110B Mt Pleasant Road, Belmont. 

With a gorgeous cuppa in hand, That Place Patisserie will be open from 7:30 am until 10 am Christmas Day for you to get that morning fix. They will also be serving up a take-away selection of croissants and mince pies to get your appetite prepped for lunch. After this, they will be closed until January 10. 

Paddington Cafe

134B High Street, Belmont.

Open from 7 am, head down to Paddington Cafe. Run by hospo trendsetters Tom and Molly, the cafe will maintain their hours Christmas Day, so be sure to get your caffeine fix. 

Bottles and Barrels

132 Aberdeen Street, Geelong West. 

Whilst you won’t be able to pick up a last-minute bottle of wine, Bottles and Barrels will be continuing to serve up their delicious coffee and mince pies to start your Christmas day; open from 8 am until 11 am. 

Local Geelong 

175 McKillop Street, Geelong. 

From 7:30 am until midday, head down to Local Geelong for a quick and easy breakfast with the family and for a steaming cuppa whilst on your way to the relatives. 

Geelong West Social Club

1B Yuille Street, Geelong West. 

Duck into the Geelong West Social Club from 7 am until 11 am. Or if you’re running a tad late, send them a DM on Insta with your name and pickup time to pre-order a steaming cuppa on your way through town. 

Ollie’s Cafe 

Gateway Plaza, Leopold. 

From 8 am, swing past Ollie’s Cafe as you head towards the Bellarine and pick up a creamy cappuccino and fantastic flat white this Christmas day. 


5/4-6 Gilbert Street, Torquay & 343 Pakington Street, Newtown. 

Serving great coffee and sweet treats and slices into the afternoon is 9Grams. From 7 am right the way through until 1 pm, the cafe will be there for that little Christmas Day pick-me-up. 

Five Ft One Cafe 

14 Pakington Street, Geelong West 

The stunning local creation of Zara Ramia, this gem of a cafe will be opening on Christmas Day from 6:30am through to 10:30am before they take a well-deserved break for the holidays. 


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Parade Espresso Bar

Shop 6/71 The Parade, Ocean Grove.

Led by legendary Melbourne-raised barista Eugenio, Parade Espresso Bar is renowned for meticulously providing consistently smooth coffee… and they’ve got the awards to prove it! Open every day, you’ll find these guys serving caffeine on chrissy from 8am to 11am.

Le Cafe @ R Hotel

10 Bellerine Street, Geelong

With views beholding Austin Park and towards the Eastern beach, this spot is perfect for a quick coffee run, a meeting spot or even a cute family brunch for both guests and the general public – even on Christmas. They’re open 7am to 11am.