Clea McKenzie is the owner of Côte Salt, which sits beachside in Sorrento on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Clea is a master curator of ethical and bespoke interior pieces and is the key to your perfect day on the Victorian coast.
Best breakfast: Le Capucin Portsea
A lovely little family owned and run cafe close to Portsea pier - it’s a little bit of France in Portsea! Good for breakfast and lunch, you can sit outside and soak up the morning sun whilst enjoying a coffee and a sneaky croque monsieur.
Best Lunch: Bistro Elba
A favourite for lunch or dinner! Bistro Elba is a lovely casual dining restaurant in the heart of Sorrento, serving fresh seafood and local produce paired with an excellent wine list. Make sure you stop in between 5-6 for a pre dinner drink and half price oysters!
Best dinner: Del Posto 2409
Dinner at Del Posto never disappoints! This ambient Italian kitchen and bar has delicious hand made pastas and nightly seafood specials, the wait staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable also!
Best coffee: Itali.co
Our friendly neighbours at Itali.co definitely have you covered for your daily caffeine hit. Stop by and enjoy while looking out at the bay. They have fantastic wood fired pizza too, eat in or take away!
Go to for fresh produce: Hawkers Farm Gate
My weekly go to for the best local and seasonal produce, including a selection of local cheese and preserves. You can also get fresh bread on the weekends and delicious hand cut thrice cooked chips direct from the potato farm!
Favourite spot for a drink: The Cups Estate
A hidden gem just around the corner. The Cups Estate winery and cellar door is the perfect place to stop, have a drink and enjoy some nibbles from the grazing menu, which is always surprising and on point. It’s situated just off Browns Road in Fingal, yet you feel a million miles away
Favourite spot to watch the sunset: London Bridge Road, Portsea
My favourite place in the world! Beautiful at any time - day or eve. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset, especially if it’s low tide and you can venture out on the rocks pools.
Visit Sorrento and meet Clea at the CA X COTE SALT event on Saturday, 19th October 2019.
From 2pm - 7pm, we’ll be pouring local Mornington Peninsula bubbles and wines, alongside a selection of our favourite cheeses and olives.
We can’t wait to see you there X