A few weeks ago on a sun drenched Sunday morning, two of my girlfriends and I had a little foodie excursion to the fabulous Piknik Cafe. It was just what the doctor ordered – sunshine, amazing food, a cool cider and friends.

It’s easy to see that Piknik Cafe is a place created and run by passionate local foodies. One of these locals is Dave, the owner and manager of Piknik. Dave has a long history in the hospitality industry in Melbourne. He has set up numerous successful restaurants and is now using his acquired skills at  Piknik. Ask him about the produce in the cafe and he will be able to rattle off a long list of local suppliers he sources high quality meat and produce from. One supplier being the next door orchard which supplies him with buckets of fruit to make all of the stores’ jams and preserves. It’s exciting to meet locals who are invested in supporting local industry on the Bellarine Peninsula. It’s this sort of stuff that makes me proud to be a local.

Below is a visual recount of all the yumminess we enjoyed for the morning. Our indulgences included slow roasted lamb on a bed of hummus, mouth watering buttery calamari, gluten free butterscotch pancakes, caramel ice cream and pecan pie and a lovely serving of gluten free toast with butter and jam. Oh and let’s not forget the fantastic Victorian made Forbidden Fruit Cider made by the Prickly Moses brewing company. After all, what’s a Sunday foodie adventure without a cool glass of cider?

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