Parade Espresso Bar

Ocean Groves's home for coffee lovers

Back again in 2019 best unlicensed cafe in 2018

Winner of the Best Unlicensed Cafe in 2018 Parade Espresso Bar in Ocean Grove serves superior coffees and delicious savoury and sweet dishes.  It caters for coffee lovers who appreciate superior brews. 

First judges comments in 2018

Parade Espresso Bar is a modern, clean, fresh looking espresso bar in the entrance to a small shopping precinct in the heart of  Ocean Grove.  There are tables around the bar as well as a share table. If you are a coffee lover this is the place for you. The coffee is the hero made by friendly barista’s who know the secrets of delicious coffee roasted by Carlton roasters Campos. Choices rang from old time favourites to cold brew.  With no visible air bubbles my perfect Cafe Late it had a deliciously thick creamy froth.  So good I wanted another.  The foods offered included Panini made with toasted Zeally Bay Sourdough with pulled pork and a truffle mayo coleslaw.  The prosciutto and cheese toastie had 2 thick slices of bread, halved and served with butter on top. Both dishes were delicious. The gluten free sweet options ranged from doughnuts filled with nutella or jam, garnished with snickers and pretzels, and wagon wheels and white choc truffles made well by a young local boy. Customer service was quick and friendly and the prices were reasonable. 

Special strengths

Smart and clean open air street cafe. Friendly and quick service. Delicious coffees and savoury and sweet snacks. Sensible prices.

First Judge’s comments in 2019 coming soon

2018 State Awards

Winner Best Unlicensed Cafe sponsored by The Gordon Institute

Winner Best Coffee sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L.

The Parade 71
Ocean Grove 3226 VIC AU
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Shop 6, 71 The Parade, Ocean Grove Coffee Shop / Unlicensed Cafe Light meals and wide range of superior coffees Gluten free available Hours: Mondays to Fridays 7.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturdays from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm Sundays from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm Cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard $-$$ Street parking and public parking nearby