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Delicious Treat Deliveries – Fathers Day Edition

By Mikaela Fowler

Stumped for what to get Dad this Father’s Day? Stage 4 restrictions have made this year’s Fathers Day celebrations a little more difficult, but not impossible! Check out this list of some of the Mornington Peninsula’s favorite eateries who have switched things up to accommodate the community’s taste buds with delivery options and some who have even put together some scrumptious package options to send to Dad! These local legends have your back!

Conscious Cravings Co

Home business-turned-humble café Conscious Cravings Co soon found itself needing to expand from its Moorooduc Coolstores earlier this year. The Conscious Cravings Co team is now overjoyed to bring you a much bigger space in Mordialloc.

Conscious Cravings Co is a 100 per cent vegan café. All recipes are created with health and well-being in mind and are made from whole foods, are gluten and refined sugar-free and are FODMAP-friendly. They’re even served to you in eco-friendly packaging.

Having opened the doors to its new premises during Melbourne’s first lockdown, Conscious Cravings Co partnered with Skipp app to bring you an easier and safer way to grab your coffee via contactless ordering. Also available on the app is the current takeaway menu served to you from the servery window. Download Skip app via the app store on your smart phone.

Conscious Cravings Co’s temporary opening hours are Thursday to Sunday from 8am-3pm, and the café hopes to be open every day again soon.

226 Beach Rd, Mordialloc
9580 8222

Mr Jackson

Treat Dad on Father’s Day without the hassle! This year Mr Jackson has two delicious gourmet boxes available for pre-order.

If you’re on the Mornington Peninsula or Frankston within a 20km radius of the restaurant, Mr Jackson will deliver your chosen pack straight to your door for free! If you’re outside the 20km radius, please click the contact box on Mr Jackson’s website, leave your details and one of the friendly staff members will be in touch.

Select from the $110 pulled pork barbecue pack, which serves four people, or the $90 grazing platter, which serves three to four. Both packs include a four-pack of Jetty Road pale ale, a Jetty Road stubby holder, Hershey’s cookies ‘n’ cream chocolate, and Reece’s peanut butter cups.

All orders must be placed by noon on Friday, September 4, and the packs will be delivered between 9am-1pm on Father’s Day.

View the full breakdown menu and order on Mr Jackson’s website.

1/45 Main St, Mornington
5909 8815
0467 023 564

Paringa Estate

With two Chef’s Hats in the 2020 Age Good Food Guide and other numerous wine awards, Paringa Estate is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s premier food and wine destinations.

Paringa Estate wines are made up of three series: the Peninsula series is an expression of Peninsula style highlighting lively fruit; the Estate series includes wines sourced from Paringa’s lower mature vineyards in Red Hill, with powerful fruit flavours; and the Single Vineyard series features wines made from small parcels of the best fruit showing the purest expression of the estate’s unique terroir.

Visit Paringa Estate’s website to purchase single wines or the cellar six-pack, which is currently on sale and includes two 2018 Paringa chardonnays, two 2016 Paringa Robinson pinot noirs, and two 2018 Paringa shirazes.

If you’re stuck on Father’s Day gift ideas, why not consider a special pack from Paringa Estate, which has paired up with other Peninsula businesses.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good wine and cheese? Choose from the two Main Ridge Cheese and Paringa Estate pinot packs. These include one cilia 185g, one caprinella 110g, one capriole 170g, one Trentham & tucker gourmet lavosh 175g cheese and either two 2017 Paringa Estate pinot noirs or four 2019 Paringa Peninsula pinot noirs. Get your order in by 5pm on Wednesday, September 2, for delivery on September 4 and 5.

Or perhaps you’re after a warming duck pie and pinot to have in front of the roaring fire? Packs include one family-size duck bourguignon pie made fresh by Miller’s Bread Kitchen, two 2017 Paringa Estate pinot noirs or four 2019 Paringa Peninsula pinot noirs. Order by 5pm on September 2 for delivery on September 4 and 5.

Finally, there are two chicken pie and chardonnay packs, which include one family-size Miller’s Bread Kitchen chicken, leek and bacon pie and either four 2018 Paringa Peninsula chardonnays or three 2018 Paringa Estate chardonnays. Order by 5pm on September 9 for delivery on September 11.

All packs can be found on the Paringa Estate website.

44 Paringa Rd, Red Hill South
5989 2669

The Winey Cow

The Winey Cow has continued to operate during our Stage 4 lockdown period, offering its full food and drinks menu as a takeaway option seven days a week from 7.30am-8pm.

The entire Winey Cow menu, family meal packs and weekly specials are available for pick-up or delivery daily if you order before 4pm. Orders of $50 or more can be delivered to Mornington, Mount Martha, Safety Beach, Mount Eliza, Moorooduc, Baxter, Frankston South, Frankston, Langwarrin South, Somerville, Tyabb and Tuerong.

If you’re stuck for a wonderful gift idea for Dad this year, look no further than The Winey Cow, which has two gift packs for you to choose from for delivery on or before Father’s Day. Pack 1 costs $75 and includes a Winey Cow cap, a pair of Winey Cow socks, two Winey Cow beer glasses and a six-pack of St Andrews Beach Brewery Race Day Pilsner. Pack 2 costs $100 and contains a bottle of Crittenden Estate Tempranillo, a set of four wine glasses, a pair of Winey Cow socks and a Winey Cow beanie.

To view the full menu and special packs, check out The Winey Cow website, and stay up to date on The Winey Cow’s Facebook page for weekly special packs.

39A Main St, Mornington
5976 4018

Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop

You can now order food boxes from Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop in Frankston for delivery or pick-up. The boxes can include such items as breakfast or brunch options, daily staples, sweet treats, custom cakes, or goodies for special occasions.

Boxes can be picked up or delivered on Saturdays between 7-9.30am. There’s a flat $5 delivery fee to postcodes 3199, 3200, 3910 and 3911. If you live outside these areas, contact the café. Orders must be placed by 5pm the Thursday before the selected delivery date.

This Father’s Day, give Dad the best dad bod in town! There are four Father’s Day food boxes to choose from: Father’s day brekky box, Father’s Day lunch box, Father’s Day cake box or the Father’s Day ultimate dad bod trio, which includes the whole shebang! Brekky, lunch and cake – what more could Dad want for his special day? Maybe a cold beer? Throw in Mr Banks beer while you’re at it!

If you live close by, you are still able to pop down and order your daily coffee or food items from the takeaway menu. Catch the team every day from 7am-1pm.

59 Kareela Rd, Frankston
9785 9239

The Girl and Bull

Mikaila Mitchell and Shane Smith will be well known to many on the Peninsula after having worked in the hospitality industry for the past 18 years. Now they are thrilled to introduce The Girl and Bull, their passion project for high-quality, on-trend, modern Australian food. Peruse their extensive menu as well as their great selection of regional wines, craft beers and trendy cocktails.

The Girl and Bull is currently offering its food menu items and beverages as takeaway options. These can be picked up from the restaurant or delivered to homes in Mount Eliza, Frankston South and Mornington.

The Girl and Bull’s date night package is perfect for that special night in with your loved one. Select an entrée, main course for two and dessert for $100, and include a bottle of wine or cocktails as well.

Or if you’re a family of four at home, try The Girl and Bull’s family pie special starting from $59. Choose from shepherd’s or seafood pies plus two sides, and add a dessert for four people for $25. You can phone through your orders or order online.

The Girl and Bull is open Tuesday to Saturday from 4-8pm.

34 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza
9787 0200

The Pier Café

With nearly two decades in Greece hospitality, Ari Rigogiannis brings you The Pier Café in Rosebud. Opening at the end of 2017, The Pier Café is another great option for classic Greek cuisine on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Pier Café presents a modern, coastal Greek dining experience, including sumptuous dishes incorporating fresh seafood, and there’s a great range of to-die-for homemade cakes and desserts to tempt you as well.

You can order meals or your daily coffee over the phone for pick-up or have it delivered free of charge to Dromana, McCrae, Rosebud, Boneo, Capel Sound, Tootgarook and Rye. Meals include family-size spanakopitas, lamb shanks, focaccias, chicken parmas, mouthwatering burgers and even hot apple pies.

The Pier Café is open seven days a week, and takeaway dinners are available Thursday to Saturday. Check out the full menu on the website.

889 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud
5910 0540

Ten Sixty One

Bianca Paganoni, a fourth-generation apple grower, is the face of Moorooduc cider producer Ten Sixty One. After watching tonnes of apples rot before her eyes on the family’s Atlanta Orchards farm, Bianca decided to wage a war on waste – and Ten Sixty One was born.

Ten Sixty One takes the farm’s ‘reject’ apples – those that supermarkets turn away because they aren’t visually appealing, even though they’re still perfectly tasty – and cold-presses them to make the juice that’s then fermented to create crisp, sparkling cider.

All Ten Sixty One’s equipment uses either air compression or electricity derived wholly from the farm’s solar energy array, and the fully recyclable packaging is locally sourced. Ten Sixty One isn’t just another cider on the market; this is the product of a hardworking orchardist with a vision to make the community a better place.

You can buy Ten Sixty One cider in bottles or cans from the website, where you will also find Ten Sixty One clothing available to order. Local cider stockists can also be found on the website, and keep an eye on Ten Sixty One’s Facebook page for new stockists.

1061 Stumpy Gully Rd, Moorooduc
0458 377 719

Ten Minutes by Tractor

Ten Minutes by Tractor is pleased to bring you The Art of Dining In, an opportunity for you to enjoy the Ten Minutes by Tractor dining experience at home.

You can pick up your order from Petit Tracteur just down the road at 1208 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge, or for $10 you can have your meals delivered to Arthurs Seat, Flinders, Main Ridge, Merricks, Merricks North, Point Leo, Red Hill, Red Hill South and Shoreham. Deliveries to other areas range from $15-$30 depending on location, and delivery days can be found on the website.

Each month, head sommelier Xavier will be putting together Curated by Xavier packs containing a selection of museum wines for you to try. These packs include tasting materials, vineyard maps and food pairings. And if you hop on to Ten Minutes by Tractor’s Instagram TV channel, Xavier takes you through his thoughts on each wine. Use the code 10XNOW at the online checkout for free delivery, which includes Curated by Xavier packs or single bottles of wines.

Ten Minutes by Tractor is open for dinner Thursday to Saturday from 4-8pm and on Sunday from 4-6pm, and for lunch Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm.

1333 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge
5989 6080

The Red Hill Bakery Balnarring

You will be spoiled for choice at The Red Hill Bakery Balnarring with a marvellous range of house-made authentic artisan bread, freshly prepared take-home meals, pantry supplies, and gourmet pies and cakes.

As a family business, you can be sure that everything is made with extra love and care. The Red Hill Bakery Balnarring uses traditional methods where less is more and time is everything. The doughs are fermented for up to 24 hours and are all baked on a stone hearth.

The Red Hill Bakery Balnarring is still operating from Balnarring and Red Hill so you can order and call ahead for contactless takeaways, or you can have your groceries, fresh bread, cakes or even alcohol delivered to your door by a friendly staff member.

The bakery is open at Balnarring daily from 6am-4pm, and at Red Hill the hours are 7.30am-4pm Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 7.30am-8pm Friday and Saturday. Gourmet pizzas are also available from Red Hill each Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm, with happy hour from 5-6pm.

You’ll find the full menu on the website, and stay up to date on The Red Hill Bakery Balnarring’s Facebook page for specials and boxes.

3000 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring
5931 3125

Shop 5, cnr Point Leo and Shoreham roads, Red Hill South
5989 2733

Portsea Village Resort

Portsea Village Resort is a boutique complex of 25 apartments within walking distance of the Portsea Village centre and next to the beach and Portsea pier. The resort includes two heated pools, two spas, a sauna, tennis and squash courts, a gym, a restaurant and a bar and lounge.

Now, get your best plates and glassware out because Portsea Village Resort is currently supplying restaurant-quality meals ready for you to enjoy at home. The chefs have designed a classic menu with meals you can buy either hot, cold or frozen, and re-heating instructions can be found online.

Meals are available seven days a week from noon-7pm with pick-up or delivery available between 1-7pm, and with last orders at 6.30pm. The minimum order is $20 and you can get it delivered for $10, but residents of Portsea, Sorrento and Blairgowrie will receive FREE delivery on orders over $100 – just use the code FREEDELIVERY at the online checkout.

So order your next meal by phone, via the website or by downloading WOWAPP from your app store and searching ‘Portsea Village Food Resort’.

3765 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
5984 8484


Donato is the new kid on the block – literally. Donato is the re-branded and new venue of Mornington Peninsula Hydroponic Café, still with the same faces but with a fresh new home on the same site.

We might as well be eating delicious food while we’re in lockdown, so keep up to date on Donato’s Facebook page where you will find the takeaway menu. It features beef and vegetarian lasagnes, house-made gnocchi, house-made assorted cakes, fresh produce including herbs and lettuces grown on site, and other essential food items. Be quick because there are limited take-home meals daily.

Donato is open Monday-Friday from 6am-4.30pm, Saturday 7am-4.30pm and Sunday 7am-5pm.

88 Craigie Road, Mount Martha
5916 1374

Merricks General Wine Store

Merricks General Wine Store is open each morning for those wanting their early coffee hit. You’ll also find a great range of takeaway food and take-home meals from the veranda servery window, which is open until 5pm every day outside Merricks House Art Gallery.

Online you can buy a selection of wines, including Merricks General Wine Store’s winter mixed dozen, which has been heavily discounted from $460 to only $360. It can be delivered straight to your door Australia-wide at no extra cost.

Visit the wide world from home with Merricks General Wine Store’s globetrotting dinner adventures. Each Sunday you will travel to a different destination – you set the mood and plates at home and the chefs from Merricks will do the rest. At $75 for two or $140 for four, it’s the cheapest way to travel. Add a bottle of wine or dinner for the little ones to bring your tally to $100 and receive FREE delivery anywhere on the Peninsula. A $10 delivery fee applies for orders under $100.

Orders must be in by noon on Saturday and will be dropped off to you on Sunday afternoon, along with simple reheating instructions. Then hey presto, you’ll be transformed to another place! First stop this Sunday is the Middle East.

The full menu is on Facebook, but order quickly because there are limited numbers. If you are within the 5km permitted travel zone, you can pick up your meals contact-free.

3460 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks
5989 8088

KAZU Japanese Izakaya

Photo by Willow Creative

KAZU Japanese Izakaya is Mornington’s home of authentic Japanese cuisine. Here you can be certain that your food is prepared and cooked traditionally by a true Japanese chef with 19 years’ experience.

KAZU offers a casual Izakaya tapas dining style and includes such menu options as sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki and many more.

Due to the State 4 lockdown, KAZU is closed for eat-in dining until further notice but its takeaway menu will be available Tuesday through to Sunday from 5.30-7.30pm. The complete menu, which can be viewed on the KAZU website, includes customer favourites sushi and sashimi.

Pre-order on KAZU’s website by 4.30pm and your order will be ready by 5.30pm.

37D Main St, Mornington
5976 1323

Peninsula Nut Co

Peninsula Nut Co is the supplier of fresh quality wholefoods on the Mornington Peninsula and throughout Victoria and Australia. It’s also the home of gourmet muesli brand Humpercrunch.

During the next six weeks of Stage 4 restrictions, you can still get your fresh nuts, rolled oats, almond meal, chocolates, seeds, Humpercrunch Muesli, unsalted mixed nuts and pistachio kernels – both new items – plus lots more delivered to your door.

There is FREE delivery within 15km of Peninsula Nut Co in Mount Martha for orders of any size; for other areas on the Peninsula, just use the discount code MORNPEN at the online checkout to receive free delivery for orders of $30 or more. If you live in Melbourne or elsewhere in Victoria, you can get your orders delivered by Australia Post.

You’ll also find a list of Humpercrunch Muesli stockists on the Peninsula Nut Co website.

0402 097 545

Fratelli Frankston

Fratelli Frankston’s family restaurant is well known for its humble, home-made Italian-style cooking with amazing cakes and desserts.

Over the next six weeks, Fratelli’s full lunch and dinner takeaway menu is available every day for pick-up and delivery – complete with beer and wine options – between 11am and 10pm. For contactless pick-up, call ahead and a restaurant staff member will run the food out to your car when you arrive.

Order over the phone or online at, where you can see all the suburbs where deliveries are available on orders of $20 or more.

Buon appetito – enjoy your meal!

227 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston
9776 5277

Chocolate Grove

Australian-grown macadamia nuts are high in antioxidants and can improve skin elasticity and appearance. For more than 15 years, Chocolate Grove has been roasting macadamias to bring out their buttery flavour and then coating the delicious morsels in creamy milk, dark or white chocolate.

Chocolate Grove currently has an amazing offer on two of its macadamia gift boxes. Coated in both milk and white chocolate, the Macadamia Sovereign range also includes a milk chocolate version finely decorated with white chocolate. Normally costing $15, they are now available for only $5!

The Australian Macadamia Koala Gift Box, featuring macadamias coated in smooth milk chocolate, has also been reduced – from $6.50 to just $4 – but because this is a special one-off FLASH SALE, you’d better pop into the Carrum Downs factory today if you don’t want to miss out!

The Chocolate Grove shop has plenty of space so it can effectively manage social distancing requirements – and best of all you’ll be supporting a local business chock-full of Australian-made products.

In other exciting news, Chocolate Grove’s online Shopify store goes live in mid-August – so keep an eye out for that!

Chocolate Grove is open Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm and Saturdays from noon-4pm.

48-50 Aster Ave, Carrum Downs
9775 1888

Eeny Meeny

Chef Robbie Wright at Eeny Meeny cooks intuitively, which is reflected in his rotating menus, specials board and now his take-home meals menu, where you will always find something different. Check out the selection on Eeny Meeny’s Facebook page and website, and be spoilt for choice with Robbie’s delicious meals to enjoy at home.

You can phone through your order for pick-up daily, fill out an iso-hungry order form on the website for Saturday afternoon deliveries, or email your order to

Free delivery is available on orders of $60 or more to homes within 5km of the café, and those living outside that radius up to 10km away can have their order delivered for just $10.

To make sure you get your favourite dishes, it’s recommended you place your order two days in advance – or you can just call and see what’s available on the day.

96 Young St, Frankston
8774 4236

Cooee Café

Photo by Willow Creative

Cooee Café, which was named the overall winner of the 2020 Best Bites People’s Choice Awards, is the Peninsula’s only Indigenous eatery.

At Cooee Café you will find not only regular Australian dishes but also authentic Indigenous flavours and foods, such as its famous kangaroo burger, popular lemon myrtle slice, and Waddi Springs bottled water. And if you look closely at the menu on the website you will discover some wonderful Indigenous flavours.

On Wednesdays and Fridays you can also order Vietnamese pork belly rolls, or perhaps you might like to take home a ready-made meal to keep in the freezer for those nights when you just can’t be bothered cooking. Ready-made meals cost $9 and are available each day until sold out.

If you’re strapped for time or would prefer to not go into the café, call your order through and the team will bring it out to your car, where you can pay contactless with your credit card.

Open Monday to Friday from 6am-2pm, Cooee Café is currently not accepting cash, but the sensational food and great coffee always come with a free smile!

1/7 Thamer St, Capel Sound
5986 4414

Source: Mornington Peninsula Magazine

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