Here’s a list of cafes in the Geelong region open on today’s public holiday to get your daily caffeine fix

Here’s a list of cafes in the Geelong region open on today’s public holiday to get your daily caffeine fix

Parade Espresso Bar, Ocean Grove

Another day, another cup of coffee.

A good coffee is more than just a necessary morning routine – it’s an art. An art that has evolved over time to become one of man’s most beloved rituals, and there’s some damn fine coffee shops around the region renowned for producing some of the best coffee in the world. A good morning coffee is an experience that really shouldn’t be interrupted, whether it’s a public holiday or not.

Here’s a list of some of the best places where you can get your fix on today’s public holiday.

Parade Espresso Bar, Ocean Grove

Serving Campos Coffee for all your cappuccino and espresso needs, the charm of this coffee stop is that it’s created on the conviction that we need, more than ever, places of community to enjoy expertly brewed coffee. 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, including all public holidays, it’s the perfect excuse to jump in the car and take in those coastal views we’re so lucky to have access to. The only thing left for you to do is to pop in and decide how you like your coffee. Oh and the best part, no PH surcharge!

Where: Shop 6/71 The Parade, Ocean Grove

Geelong West Social Club, Geelong West

You know when you find yourself in a bit of a hurry, don’t want to spend a heap of money, but want some good tasty food and smooth hot coffee, where do you go? The Geelong West Social Club, that’s where – especially with their delicious array of bagels. Grab it to go, or sit in and make the most of the social space in the simplistic, relaxed environment this long weekend.

The G.W.S.C team will be providing the goods today from 8am to 1pm.

Where: 1b Yuille Street, Geelong West


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King of the Castle, Geelong

KOTC never fails to hit the cravings when it comes to caffeine and all things delicious, especially with their Kings Breakfast, brioche French Toast, banoffee waffles and avocado toast. Luckily for those spending the long weekend in Geelong, KOTC will be open all weekend, from 7:30am to 2pm. You’ll be able to not only enjoy a cup of coffee at local King of the Castle but also some of their more indulgent treats, because why not?

Where: 24 Pakington Street, Geelong

Jetty Road Kiosk At The Heads, Barwon Heads

Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one of the Bellarine’s most unique dining experiences with its magnificent views, friendly and efficient staff, and of course a great menu. Whether you’re out enjoying the sun or taking the doggo for a scenic walk, the crew have your caffeine needs sorted this public holiday with their takeaway kiosk – Jetty Road. Serving Ocean Grind, the calibre of coffee – regardless of if you’re after something milky or a filter – will keep you appeased for the day ahead. Open from 8:30am, and the restaurant will be open from 12pm.

Where: 1A Jetty Road, Barwon Heads


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Local Geelong, East Geelong

Local Geelong is a well-loved cafe slinging coffee, cake, brunch and pastries by day, and slow dough pizza and local wines by night. With brunch seven days a week and some of the smoothest coffee around town, we’re stoked that the team have decided to stay open all long weekend! They’ll have the deck set up for all your caffeine consuming needs, with a range of pastries, bread, hot cross buns and snacks to take away. Open 7:30am-12pm.

Where: 175 McKillop St, Geelong


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9 Grams, Torquay, Newtown, Mount Duneed and Geelong

Bless those that know Easter should not be devoid of caffeine. If you’re looking for a brew en route to your long weekend destination, these guys are your saving grace and will be slinging takeaways coffees and sweets from two of their four locations all weekend. We’ll be asking for a double shot…

Where: 1/343 Pakington Street, Newtown; 101 Unity Drive, Mount Duneed; 1 Malop Street, Geelong; and 6 Gilbery Street, Torquay.


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Pickers Union, North Geelong

Serving delicious food every day 9 ’til 3:30 every day, The Pickers Union are a favourite amongst the crew at Forte, and they’ve got a decent brekky and lunch menu sure to get the taste buds dancing feverishly! The reason they’re on this list though is for their coffee. Consistently nailing the perfect coffee, with Cartel Coffee roasters drummer boy blend and rotating single origin on all black coffee, it’s no surprise they’ve earned themselves a solid reputation amongst locals for their java – and with the vibe they have going on, you’ll want to sip on your latte for hours and hours. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the long weekend if you ask us.

For today, they’ll be open from 10am.

Where: 3 Mackey Street, Geelong.


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Untitled, South Geelong

Untitled is a café we’ll never fall out of love with – especially when they tell us they’re open on the public holiday from 8am to 2pm.

They might be known for their famous bagels (seriously, so good), but the overarching reason we race down there on the daily is for their piping hot cups of coffee, made with their own specialty blend ‘Glory Days’ which gets roasted in Melbourne, specifically for them. Even if you’re a milk lover, the smooth espresso here is something everyone needs to try to truly appreciate the quality liquid gold they’re creating.

If coffees not your thing, opt for a healthy smoothie, cold-pressed juice, Matcha chai latte, or treat yourself to a specialty hot chocolate – we promise you won’t regret it.

Where: 197 Yarra Street South Geelong.

Warralily Cockatoo, Armstrong Creek

If you ever find yourself asking what’s better than a Sunday morning sleep in, the answer is a Sunday spent with an excellent coffee in one hand and a spoonful of something delicious in the other – and both can be done at Warralily Cockatoo this entire long weekend.

They’ll be open 7am to 2pm.

Where: Warralily Village Shop 19, 3/33 Central Bvd, Armstrong Creek


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Box Office, Geelong West

Box Office might just be the most exciting shipping container in Geelong, serving up a whole host of café classics and international-themed dishes. The menu at Box Office makes it explicitly clear exactly where your ingredients are coming from, which is not only great for local business but better for you, the diner, as you’ll know exactly what you can expect – and you can expect top-tier dishes here! Serving coffee from Axil Coffee Roasters, the best news is they’re open for all your coffee and brunching needs from 6:30am to 4pm.

Where: 77 Preston St, Geelong West


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The Salty Dog Café, Torquay

A café located right on the beach, this one is perfect for you and your pup’s morning coffee. There’s nothing like soaking up the view over Fisherman’s beach with a selection of breakfasts, toasties, beverages and cakes. You’ll find a tonne of water bowls scattered around the place as well as puppaccinos and plenty of space to stretch their little legs. Salty dogs are always welcome.
Bring your doggo by from 6am.

Where: 50 The Esplanade, Torquay

Bean Squeeze

These coffee drive-throughs are spotted all over Geelong and they’ve good for much more than just speedy coffees. If you’ve got a furry pal with you, you’ll get some smacko treats with your drink. Perfect for when you’re on the run!

For the PH, they’ll be open 5:30am to 5:30pm.

Where: various locations around town

Bottles and Barrels, Geelong West

Bottles & Barrels have long been a favourite of ours. If not for their coffee and delicious brunch options, then for their carefully curated selection of boutique wine and craft brews. Thankfully, we can still get both on the public holiday. The cafe will be open from 7:30am until 3pm, while the bottle shop will be open from 9am to 7pm.

Where: 132 Aberdeen St, Geelong West

Soft Café, Herne Hill

A cute, modern cafe, Soft Cafe pumps out amazing Allpress coffee and brunch 7 days a week. With multiple spaces, kids play area, meeting room, dog-friendly alfresco and plenty of room for big tables, Soft Cafe has something for everyone—not to mention a delicious seasonal menu. The legends will be open from 6:30am until 3pm.

Where: 29 Minerva Rd, Herne Hill

The following cafes will also be open for the public holiday today:

Café Bear and Scoobs
Get your coffee and vanilla slice from 9am to 2pm.
Where: 8-14 Thompson Rd, North Geelong

Skinny Dippers Café
Renowned for their Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and vegan/vegetarian whole foods, get your fix from 8am to 2pm.
Where: 2 Lambert Ave, Geelong

Paper Cup Co.
Located in Westfield, they’ll be open 8am to 5pm to fuel that public holiday shopping.
Where: 217/95 Malop Street, Geelong

Woodhouse Café
Tucked away on the busy Belmont High Street strip, get your caffeine hit from 8am until 2:30pm.
Where: 170A High St, Belmont

Van Loons Café
Van Loons Café serves delicious house-made meals and cakes and they’ll be open from 9am to 4:30pm.
Where: 405 Grubb Rd, Wallington

The Village Door Café
Renowned for their huge breakfast platters (with all Dutch pancakes), prepare to indulge in a breaky feast from 8am to 2pm.
Where: 156 Pakington St, Geelong West

Surfside Café
If you feel like hitting the beach or exploring OG, these guys will be open from 8am to 1pm.
Where: 65/70 Shell Rd, Ocean Grove

Ollie’s Café Bar
A cafe at the heart of Leopold serving organic coffee and foodie fanatic worthy dishes, the team will be open 8am until 4pm.
Where: 641/659 Bellarine Hwy, Leopold

Wild Goat Coffee Co
Whether it’s a flat white, cappuccino, long black, a latte on ice or even a mocha choc you’re after, Wild Goat’s friendly but speedy baristas have you sorted, churning out high quality coffees at an impressive rate. Drive on through and grab a coffee to go from 7:30am until 1pm.
Where: 42 Fellmongers Rd, Breakwater

Winters Café
A local favourite for modern, diverse and creative cuisine, they’ll be open from 8am.
Where: 330 Pakington Street, Newtown

63 Degrees
An early starter in Geelong’s now-​blossoming hospitality scene, these guys always come through with the goods which you can get from 7am until 4pm.
Where: 140 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Sticks and Grace Café
Coffee is first rate, as are the freshly pressed juices, and there are changeable sweets such as rich chocolate and hazelnut cake. Get your fix from 8am.
Where: 4-337 Pakington Street, Newtown