Cameron Howe, The Mordialloc Chronicle
July 29, 2017
The motion of the ocean and the sound of crashing waves; welcome to Carrum Beach, a few moments walk from two foodie delights offering sweet and savoury food against ambient settings.
On Station St in Carrum is the charismatic Freddie’s. Owner Farid ‘Freddie’ Mansour describes the cafe as a ‘second home’ for residents who frequent the venue for their morning coffee and chat. The rustic themed venue is warm and inviting, with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner there is something on the menu for everyone from bruschetta served with poached eggs and crispy bacon to their gourmet pizzas. The onsite deli has a range of meats, artisan bread and cheeses to choose from, plus catering is also offered.
Meanwhile Cafe Moto, aptly named after its motorcycle theme, is drawing in hoards of enthusiastic customers to soak up the atmosphere at its fortnightly Food Truck Sundays. So I asked owner Peter Jones what all the fuss is about? According to Peter, it’s “an eclectic and ever changing mix of food trucks parked in our huge car park, cool live jazz wafting through the air intermingled with children laughing and friends and neighbours connecting.”
Hundreds fill the rear of the Nepean Highway venue dotted with hot fire pits and large bench seats. The all-weather event is entry via a gold-coin donation and worth a visit.
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