Sunday, 5 May 2019

Lorne cafe: HAH Lorne Beach

While in Lorne recently, I liked the sound of HAH Lorne Beach but found the Google directions a bit odd.  At first glance it seems like there are no cafes on the beach side of Mountjoy Parade.  You need to walk down between the grassy playground and carpark (near the cinema) to the cafe which overlooks the beach.  It is worth getting your bearings and finding the cafe.

This is the view.  Impressive, huh!  I imagine a few parents enjoy a coffee and meal while their kids are running around the beach.  We were there on a cool windy Autumn morning and sat inside.  Here the hipster inner-city meets the relaxed beach.

I struggled with the menu because they had a lot of good lunch bowls, salads and jaffles but I wanted something more suitable to brunch.  So I settled on the avocado on toast.  Sometimes it is just what I want in the morning.

Sylvia didn't want another toastie because she already eaten one the previous day.  I had thought she might have tried the apple, sultana, maple, coconut sugar, and cinnamon jaffle (or toastie).  She just ordered a chocolate milkshake and a packet of her favourite roasted seaweed snacks.  She also bought some gummy bears for later and I was annoyed after we bought them to find they had gelatine.  It is too easy to assume a wholefoods cafe will be all vegetarian but this one isn't.

She wolfed down the seaweed but was not keen on the milkshake.  I am even less keen on milkshakes at the best of time and didn't taste it but I suspect it was her ambiguous attitude to milk rather than the cafe's fault.  At least they served it in a suitably small cup for kids.

My avocado on toast came with tomato, spinach, dukkah and lemon.  I really loved it.  These are exactly the vegetables I want at the start of the day.  The dukkah was a nice touch that I should remember at home. 

The cafe is not only right on the beach but has the swimming pool, a trampoline and mini golf centre and a great playground right behind it.  If you are after hiring bikes, surfboards or bodyboards, this is also the place for you.  HAH stands for Health and Hire.  So you can be really active and eat well too. 

HAH Lorne Beach
81 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne Foreshore, Lorne
Phone: 0406453131 or 0437759469

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1 comment:

  1. hehe she's so funny. I don't have an ambiguous attitude towards milk but I rarely order milkshakes too.


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