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The Dunes

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| Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226, Australia
+61 3 5256 1944
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Geelong, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a brunch at the Dunes Cafe (Ocean Grove) on Easter Sunday. The Cafe was very busy, - a sign of how well it is regarded locally. The staff went out of their way to be helpful, - even organizing a window table. We had a mix of dishes (late breakfasts and morning tea), all of which were... More 

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Thank Lindsay C
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting a long wait as the lunchtime crowd filled most available tables and a queue is visible at the ordering cashier. We were ushered to our table by friendly and helpful staff nevertheless. Our coffees, cakes and snacks came within minutes of our orders. We were there past their lunch time peak I guess. The coffees are great... More 

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Thank psjeremy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This eatery used to have amazing food, fresh, gourmet style. In the last couple of years the quality has gone down significantly. They just don't seem to be putting the same passion. The salads are missing on taste. And the cakes that used to be amazing are now below average, super sweet and overall looking rushed. I used to have... More 

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Thank lili c
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dunes is what we expected to be a nice restaurant and more of an upmarket place not a cafe. We had dinner here and it was alright. The lamb was cold and the salmon was overcooked. Apart from that, the food was still enjoyable and dessert was good. I would recommend this for family's as they have a lot... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
Geelong, Australia
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171 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here recently at about 11:15 looking for an early lunch or brunch. Breakfast menus only on the tables, only serving breakfast until 11:30, lunch items not available. Had already eaten breakfast at 8am so waited to order lunch which then took another 20 minutes to arrive. Food was okay, $13:90 for a focaccia with an extra $2.50 for salad... More 

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Thank Kym P
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first word that came out of my mouth when I took a sip of my coffee was devine. Then the pancakes arrived and it was WOW. Our son ordered banana bread and he ate the whole 2 slices. This is rare for our son cause he's a picky eater. He also ate about half of my 3 stack pancakes.... More 

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Thank Samantha S
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever visiting Ocean Grove we always call past The Dunes at least once for breakfast. Great food and coffee - best views in town!

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Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, eat here regularly...... Service is great too, but.... I find them a bit slow to serve after ordering. But the view is awesome and well worth checking out and having a relaxing lunch overlooking the beach.....

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place, good coffee, a varied menu and a beautiful view. It's always busy and the staff do a great job at making sure service is nice and quick (which is great the little one never wants to sit still for too long). The simple bacon and egg roll with homemade relish is delicious and my absolute favorite are... More 

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Thank JIG88
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Always a treat. Great views. Always popular. Nice hot coffee and tasty food. We had a great time and will come again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  City of Greater Geelong  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5256 1944
Description
Open 7 days a week from 6:30am till late.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner or if your after coffee/cake, this is the spot.
Fantastic function venue.
With spectacular views overlooking the gorgeous coastline from point Lonsdale to the bluff at Barwon Heads, The Dunes is situated on the main beach of Ocean Grove

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?