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RORO Cafe on the Beach

1 Wharf St E, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5257 4599
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, International, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
LOCATION
1 Wharf St E, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Gaze out the picture windows at the ships and boats coming and going, enjoy the well chosen local wines, savour the relaxing moment and wait for your ferry. A top spot to do "not much" and thoroughly enjoy doing it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service was very good but it is a ferry terminal cafe and looks like one but it could look better and be something a little more special with a change in decor.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful spot to sit outside at the beach & watch the world go by. Super friendly staff, unbelievable milkshakes & great coffee. We love this cafe & so does our dog!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kiwinaturallly
LeanneJ434, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your beautiful review. It is a pretty special spot, perched on the beach looking out across the water. Very peaceful and relaxing. In addition to the great coffees and milkshakes there is a daily changing specials board with dishes using local and...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Had only 45 minutes to eat until the next ferry arrives, hence we needed a quick lunch at the cafe. the food here is surprising fresh and good, and with a friendly service. as we were the only customers there, it would have been good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank siokjin
LeanneJ434, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed the lunch and the lovely views out to the heads. We do appreciate your feedback and this has been passed on to our F & B team. Hope to see you dining and sailing with...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Nice location and food nice, but find the some of the staff self serving and quite rude. Could be the attitude of management, probably need new management.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert K
LeanneJ434, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your review. Your feedback on the attitude of staff and management is taken very seriously as it is definitely not tolerated and is contrary to our philosophy and management style. This is something we work very hard on and we do not...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited with a group for lunch all meals were of a high standard with service to a high standard as well..I had the calamari which was a large plate served with salad the odd mussel and scallop was included in the dish and the flavours...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sirr0n
Leanne J, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the service, food offering and the coffee! The view is pretty good too, out across the bay to the heads and Point Nepean. On a clear day it appears very close! Maybe next time you...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We love Roro. We often attend for Breakfast and lunch. Beautiful food and lovely service. Nice to have a meal and then head off on the ferry to Sorrento. Only thing i can fault here is no disabled toilets. Dogs allowed outside in the eating...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ataylor111
Leanne J, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and regular visits. We do have a disabled toilet in the foyer area of the building, just behind the ticket counter. We do appreciate your feedback as it has identified that we require directional signage in relation to this....More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Got a special winter package that included return pedestrian fare on the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff plus a 2 course meal (main and dessert) plus a drink for $25 a person. This was not only great value but the food was terrific, the coffee...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Russell V
Leanne J, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your great review and we are so glad you enjoyed the special Sail to Lunch Offer. As you said, this is normally $39 March - November and $47 December to February. The $25 offer was a one off in August. And yes...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I had lunch here and it certainly was worth the trip. Ordered one of the daily specials, crispy skin salmon and it was absolutely delicious. Beautiful delicate flavours well put together. When you're looking for the cafe, it's in the old terminal building right near...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AussieEggy
Leanne J, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are tucked away within the ferry terminal, but as you say, the view and the food is well worth seeking out. Glad you enjoyed a dish from our daily specials board, it does change regularly, and our Head...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a great coffee! The best one I had for a long time. Thanks for making such a lovely coffee Eve and making my first visit to Cafe RORO so memorable. I'll be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JoanneKennedy
Leanne J, Manager at RORO Cafe on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your great review and we look forward to seeing you back again! Regards, Leanne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Wharf St E, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Queenscliff
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5257 4599
  • E-mail
Description
RORO Café on the Beach is located right on the beach at Queenscliff with stunning views across the Bay. Serving serious coffee, a fresh menu of local and regional produce, great service, the best breakfast in town, and a changing menu. But it is the views that catch you out. With the sand metres away, and the outlook across the Bay. It is captivating whatever the weather.Dolphins often spotted.
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