Parade Espresso Bar

Ocean Groves' home for coffee lovers

Nominated for 2021 Golden Plate Awards

First Judges’ report for 2021 coming soon

What the judges said in 2019

Parade Espresso Bar is a smart modern 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 to wagon wheels and white choc truffles made well by a young local. Customer service was exceptional and the value for money very good. 

Special strengths

Smart open air street cafe. Winner of State Best Coffee Award. Exceptional and quick customer service. Delicious savoury and sweet snacks. Sensible prices and good value for money.

Awards in 2019

  • Winner – Best Coffee Award (Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L)
  • Finalist – Best Unlicensed Cafe Award (Sponsored by The Gordon Institute)
  • Finalist – Most Outstanding Front of House Person Award: Eugine Houstonchild (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 exceptional coffees Gluten free available Hours: Dine-in and Take-aways Mondays to Saturdays 7.00 am to 3.30 pm Sundays CLOSED Cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard $-$$ Street parking and public parking nearby