Beachcomber Cafe – A unique dining experience on the beach

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Simple and appetising cuisine based around delicious fresh fish, seafood (supplied daily from the local fish markets), a selection of Mediterranean meat dishes, al dente pasta and fresh garden salads contribute to make the Beachcomber Café menu a memorable one (particularly if you choose the Fishermans Basket or the spectacular Seafood Platter for two).

On a warm, sunny day the most popular eating spot of the Beachcomber Café is the extensive Al Fresco dining area; out front and down the northern side of the complex, overlooking the spectacular white sandy beach of St Kilda. Open to the sunshine, the huge bright orange beach umbrellas provide plenty of shade and offer a wonderful dining environment. The courteous and friendly staff are adorned in the signature bright orange outfits that are synonymous with the orange decor and signage of Beachcomber Café.

Beachcomber’s interior spaces are a welcoming sanctuary away from the elements. By the large picture-windows the bay side vista provides an ever-changing backdrop. The calm blueness of a sunny day is absorbed by a pink sunset or the rolling power of a thunderstorm.

The rich interiors combine clean Danish design with a hint of seaside romance. The spacious dining room has a relaxed ambience; fitted with wooden tables, chairs and booth-style seating. The unique wooden design is enhanced by timber trimmings that adorn the walls. You’ll find a small space that you can make your own; lounging on a nest of couches with mates, or finding seclusion, tucked away in one of the booths.

The relaxed, open plan space is finished off with brilliant natural light that dapples through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which overlook the outdoor terrace. With 360 views of the bay you can elect to dine on the roof top for special large group functions, and the diverse selection of foods from their various function menus will ensure everyone is relaxed and satisfied.

Established by the Paraskevas family, namely brothers Steve and Jim, over 10 years ago, Beachcomber Café is an extension of their other café business interests – the brothers have become famous over the last four decades in St Kilda. They continue the family tradition they commenced in the late 70’s in Fitzroy Street with the original Theo’s Cafe that went on to be known as Monroes and still operates there to this day.

Their children Angelo and Chris continue the family tradition and represent a new generation of the Paraskevas family, assuming management roles in the Beachcomber Café along with parents Steve and Jim.

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