This Lorne café not only makes a mean coffee but also has surfboards and bodyboards for hire

This Lorne café not only makes a mean coffee but also has surfboards and bodyboards for hire

HAH Lornebeach is a café and surfboard hire hotspot in one.

Nothing says summer on the coast more than rounding up your best mates for some caffeine and hanging ten at the beach… and HAH Lornebeach is where you can do both.

Located right on the Lorne beach on the Great Ocean Road, this place has earned a solid reputation in recent times for their abundance of healthy, local, and vegan menu. Offering superfoods and liquids that taste great, you’ll find everything from gourmet jaffles, RAW treats, super smoothies, Acai bowls and smoothies; to healthy in-house made snacks, soups, salads and wraps. There’s even amazing coffee, teas, matchas, golden lattes and slow drip coffees for those that require a daily kick.

The best part though is that it’s a cafe where you can rent surfboards, standup paddleboards and bikes to truly embrace that summer spirit. Plus, they’ve got a tonne of wetsuits available for those that want to hit the surf but don’t have the gear.

We sit down with the team to get the deets.

What’s the HAH story?
As a young family living in Lorne, we saw a need for healthy choices and wholefoods in Lorne and surrounds, so we invented HAH back in 2016. It’s a place where people can relax, chill out or get active, all the while enjoying local, house-made produce and soaking up ocean views.

What can people hire at HAH Lornebeach?
We have a quiver of soft boards from beginner to advanced, as well as SUPS (stand up paddleboards) and bodyboards ­– we have all skill levels covered.

What’s the ethos behind your café?
Tastes great and is great for you. A space to enjoy nature, away from everything, where you can switch off or switch on. A sustainable café with wholefoods for sale and eco store. Locally owned and run by a happy family in Lorne.

You also provide catering. Tell us a bit about this.
HAH provides catering for inhouse and offsite events, all made by us and tailored to individual needs. Our healthy catering options are perfect for retreats, birthdays, weddings and more.

What makes Lorne the perfect travel destination?
Lorne is a place that can be enjoyed in any season. It’s a place where the beach joins the forest, the people and food are amazing, and it has a beautiful history. You’ll feel new and refreshed after visiting us in Lorne.

Drop into HAH Lornebeach at 81 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne Foreshore. Head to their website for more info.

This article originally appeared on Beat.