We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pond Cafe

39 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 0000 0000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“toast” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (276)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I recently enjoyed lunch at The Pond Cafe. It was very tasty and substantial. The food and service was very good. The only reason I took of one point is because, as a group of 6 we had to sit at the very large table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lise660
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our morning coffee spot! Consistently good coffee & breakfast is great. Staff are very friendly, especially Alannah who even remembers our dog’s name!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank _lynneh28sd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where we all met for lunch before we headed off to our resort. Friendly staff nice food and great location overlooking the beach, o small not fire why there is no phone number, it’s small place although there us indoor and outdoor- I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emysem3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pond cafe offers a good place for A break on your way on the GOR! Very a nice view on the bay, just across the beach, you can enjoy good food and coffee on the terrasse or indoors. The staff is friendly and efficient....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 254vincentt
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Started our great ocean road trip with a lunch stop at Ponds without knowing what we were stopping at. Turned out to be a great little lunch stop. Good menu. Good tasty food served hot, with a very helpful server.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DOUGAL_London_Uk
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with the family. Menu was pleasingly flexible so kids could choose something simple. Coffee was so good we had another. Ice chocs also great. Roast cauliflower salad was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E1505BWdavids
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Loved my burger, enjoyed outside with a ‘snip’ of a view of the water and watching the world go by. Had a few passersby ask me my opinion of the cafe, which I gladly said was worth a visit. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 1greatauntie
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and brunch. I selected the Full Pond - a cooked breakfast with bacon, beef sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, poached eggs on toast...and a coffee. My partner just wanted avocado and poached egg on toast and a tea. Delicious food, plentiful, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank laurieo317
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect spot to stop for a coffee on a winters day. Indoor and outdoor seating. Offers almond and soy milks so Melbournians will be happy!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ruby A
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Went here after checking reviews. The food is excellent! Had a chicken burger, if I ever pass through here again I’ll eat here. They are so popular though that they refuse to have a phone connection....sneaky... no bookings...I suppose if you’re that confident, no problems

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gary M
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Torquay
Surf City Motel
120 reviews
.09 km away
Wyndham Resort Torquay
669 reviews
1.10 km away
Torquay Tropicana Motel
112 reviews
1.36 km away
RACV Torquay Resort
762 reviews
1.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fisho's Torquay
532 reviews
.07 km away
Cafe Moby
267 reviews
.05 km away
Town and Country Pizza & Pasta
130 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Australian National Surfing Museum
79 reviews
1.09 km away
Torquay Visitor Information Centre
44 reviews
1.08 km away
Fisherman's Beach
35 reviews
.40 km away
Torquay Front Beach
14 reviews
1.04 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Pond Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 0000 0000
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing