Royalty in a glass
This summer, Cafe Moto takes fish and chips by the beach to a whole new level. Positioned metres from one of Melbourne's best kept secret beaches, and by the edge of the Patterson River for those boaters among us, Cafe Moto is ramping up its summer cocktails to ensure they are the perfect accompaniment to a lazy day on the water.
Café Moto’s favourite is The Queen Mother's Pink Gin — a delightful blend of premium pink gin with tonic and finished with seasonal berries and rosemary. It's perfectly paired with the Salt & Vinegar — steamed freshly caught fish of the day, sautéed greens, fish jus, and pomme frites sprinkled with black vinegar dust.
And why is it called The Queen Mother's Pink Gin? Well, you'll have to drop in and ask one of the staff to relay the off-beat story behind this one! Cafe Moto is open seven days a week. Check the website for opening hours and Sunday session dates.
CAFÉ MOTO AUSTRALIA
A: 611 Nepean Highway, Carrum
T: 9773 3542
FB: Café Moto Australia
Soju so good
A short walk from the Frankston Pier and foreshore, you’ll discover that each table at Geonbae has a Korean barbecue built into it. Bask in the view of Kananook Creek with the sun setting over Port Phillip Bay on those warm summer nights with a cold drink in hand within the licensed outdoor dining area.
Choose from many flavours of soju, teas, Korean beers on tap or in bottles, Korean soft drinks, your usual cocktails or take the full experience and try a Korean cocktail like Geonbae’s signature summer delight — the Watermelon Soju. It’s unlike anything you’ve had before. This vibrant cocktail has a tangy combination of soju, ginger, vodka, lime and watermelon. It’s a breath of cool fresh air but in a cocktail.
Geonbae is a Korean noun that translates to “bottoms up” and “cheers” — it’s what you say before you down your soju. So, with the Watermelon Soju in hand, we say Geonbae!
Open: 11am-11pm daily; bookings welcome
A: 4 Kananook Creek Blvd, Frankston
T: 9783 9067