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The Little Mussel Cafe

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Portarlington, VIC

4.5
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M Lepri Aug 22, 2021
Today for the first time we managed to experience some of what this Cafe has to offer... And honestly not one negative thing to point out. During lockdown can be extremely stressful but ordering and paying via phone was easy, contact less collection, ready on time and the food was generous, well packaged but most importantly tasted amazing. The staff followed all appropriate safety protocols, yet still managed to have great customer service. Thank you! We'll definitely be back! 💜 See less
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Trisha Stowe Aug 21, 2021
As always the food at The Little Mussel Cafe is delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. Love the atmosphere. The vanilla slice us to die for, although the pieces could be bigger :-) With seperate dining areas, a great restaurant for a romantic dinner, a get together with friends or a family occasion. Best in Portarlington. See less
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Gayle Duggan Aug 16, 2021
Enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a relaxed setting. All the food was great, but the mussels were brilliant. Very friendly staff also. Thanks See less
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Blaze James Aug 15, 2021
Cute place with a nice view over the town. The servers were friendly, the food decent. My friends loved the sea food options. My pasta was alright but not a highlight. The service was a bit slow. If you are into sea food, this is a place for you. See less
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JULIE BROOKS Aug 08, 2021
Lovely venue with stunning views. Generous portions if delicious food. The staff were attentive and friendly. We will definitely return. See less
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Joanne Wood Aug 01, 2021
Im a regular diner at Little Mussel Cafe great food,service and fabulous staff. The meals are substantial in size and very reasonably priced. They've come along way from the small cafe out at the Mussel Farm into a Restaurant. Tracy and her staff are always courteous and accommodating. Fresh produce prepared by a talented chef delicious and paired with Wines from the region. Looking forward to summer and a meal and glass of wine on the deck. Very family friendly dinning. I recommend all my guests a must visit! See less
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Clinton Lewis Jul 14, 2021
A great place to eat. We were at the Cafe practically 2 years ago and lols practically ordered the same dishes. Well enjoyed and a great meal and drink. I highly recommend it. See less
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Donna Formosa May 24, 2021
Found this little gem for the first time on Sunday. Took my mum for a belated mothers day lunch. The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful without hovering over you while you enjoyed your lunch. All the food was great but we particularly liked the tasting plate and calamari salad which we shared for entree. The bowl of mussels was a huge serve and my mum enjoyed her chowder, but it was the only thing that was a small serving. We left full, satisfied and pleasantly surprised by the prices. We will be back again for sure and I would happily recommend trying it if you haven't already. See less
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Roberto Begolo Apr 12, 2021
Cool cafe/restaurant feeling that has a wide variety of dishes but for all mussel lovers you will have a treat. And a view out the front if you like. See less
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Merdroid Woods Mar 06, 2021
A very popular cafe in Portarlington for mussels with a very friendly team making the dining experience better. The French mussels were very tasty with the bacon and creamy sauce. The mussel chowder was also noteworthy and certainly worth a try. The kingfish sashimi was rather a disappointment, though. Nevertheless, memorable and highly recommended. See less
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Natalie Ng Mar 06, 2021
Really good mussels - comparable to Belgium. Ice cream was made on premises. The berry one that came with our dessert was delicious. See less
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Tony Roberts Feb 08, 2021
Date/time of visit: 7 February 2021 2:20pm. Lovely, relaxing cafe with excellent food. This was a second visit; with the first being in January 2020. The quality of food and service has been maintained. On this second visit we had: King Fish sashimi - delicate and a great combination of flavours; pepper steak souvlaki - tender pieces of steak with another great combination of flavours; and a wonderful bowl of mussels in a coconut curry (might have been a touch too salty). Ensure you're there early for lunch - it appears the kitchen closes for lunch at 3pm (on the weekend at least; we tried to go on the Saturday, 6 Feb at 3:10pm and kitchen was closed, and most of the other cafes were closing up; and on the Sunday they called last meal orders - desserts for those who were already dining - just before 3pm). Worth having a meal here. See less
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bernadette hontarigo Feb 01, 2021
Love the place and the food were amazing! Will definitely come back... Nice ambience and view from the deck 😊 See less
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Mez OBrien Jan 02, 2021
Maybe I got them on a bad day. I have no doubt that they produce a lot of mussels and I’m sure they are usually quite good, today the chef let the product down. Raw garlic, raw onion and almost every beard left on the mussels. It should not be hard given this is their specialty. They said they usually include cream with the white wine mussels, but given the current climate the extra 6 min it takes to prepare can’t be done.... 6 min, hmmm given my main meal of mussels in white wine came out 35 min after my oysters natural, I’m sure they could have squeezed in 6 min to cook them well during that time. Even a knob of butter at the end could have made the difference. The cooking liquid was bitter, and the Tiger loaf of sliced bread from Woolworths didn’t add anything to the overall dish. A positive of the day is that I did get to sample a nice local Riesling and as I had to go past the winery, stopped in to pick up a bottle. See less
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Jade Tu Nov 19, 2020
So so so delicious, if you first time been to Portarlington, must try this restaurant, fantastic views, fresh seafoods, friendly service, affordable price. Highly recommend. See less
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FAQs
Does The Little Mussel Cafe offer takeaway?

Yes, The Little Mussel Cafe offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is The Little Mussel Cafe located?

Its located at 40 Newcombe St, Portarlington VIC 3223, Australia

About The Little Mussel Cafe

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Contact Details

40 Newcombe St, Portarlington VIC 3223, Australia
+61 3 5259 1377
Opening Days
The Little Mussel Cafe is open 4 days a week ( Thursday to Sunday) and closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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