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Mornington VIC 3931
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Whenever I visit Melbourne, I always try my best to squeeze in a day trip outside the city somewhere. Of course, it doesn’t always happen – especially when you’re only in Melbourne for two or three days – but when it does, I always have the best time. It’s nice to get away from the big smoke – not that Melbourne is a massive city in terms of population and size by any means but you get the hint.
Earlier this year, Aaron and Cathy took me down to the Mornington Peninsula to explore some markets, go for leisurely walks along the coastline and check out some rose gardens (not my idea, btw). By the time we arrived in Mornington, the three of us were quite peckish – but it was still too early for lunch. At this point in time, Aaron had just started using Instagram and suggested we check out, The Winey Cow, a café that recently followed his account. ‘They do cheese and wine, hence the name,’ he said. ‘But they also seem to do decent coffee.’
At 10am, cheese and wine didn’t seem like the best idea – but coffee was just what we needed. We ordered some banana bread to share between the three of us too – yes, it was a bit of a tight ass move but hey.
I’m usually meh when it comes to ordering banana bread at cafés but this one was pretty good. The bread was buttery and dense, and we enjoyed it warm. We were given three topping options: date whip, espresso butter and berry mascarpone; all sounded great but we went for the lovely espresso butter in the end.
I would have loved to stay longer to try their interesting brunch options such as their Southern Affair (housemade cheesy cornbread with southern spiced pulled beef) or black pudding and bacon risotto croquette. Alas, we had a rose garden to visit so brunch will have to wait another time.