When looking for a recommendation, we often ask a friend, a parent, a partner for their thoughts and ideas. Why not a local? There is no better way to experience a place than through the eyes of a local.

This time we spoke to Ebony, first time mum of a 6-month old bundle of cuddles, to share her local experiences of five fab bub-friendly businesses. A local Dromana resident who loves to explore, supporting local business is something Ebony feels passionate about. Doing it with a new bub presents new challenges, and she now sees venues with new eyes. We asked her to tell us about her five favourite local places and what made them perfect for little people.

Blue Mini Cafe

Blue Mini Café

When Ebony needs to pick a few things up, this hits the spot for local shopping with bub

  • Ramp access and spacious seating that allows for prams to park
  • Retail space to do some retail therapy and support local creative businesses
  • Essentials on offer - if you need to pick up bread and milk you can do it in the one outing!

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Jimmy Rum Distillery, Dromana

JimmyRum Distillery

Ebony finds this a great spot for an after work catch-up, and bub is accommodated nicely

  • Plenty of parking near the entrance
  • Clean and user-friendly change room
  • Beer garden with spacious surrounds and inspiring mural
  • Tapas style menu – again, handy for one-handed eating

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Mornington Main Street Market

Mornington Main Street Market

A Wednesday trip to Mornington for the weekly market makes for a great Mothers Group outing

  • Perfect day out sampling/shopping for fresh produce and other hand-made goodies
  • Easy parking behind the shops
  • Park with a playground at the end of the street with beautiful views over water

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Stillwater, Dromana

Stillwater at Crittenden

With great food and a picturesque location, this makes an ideal spot for a family lunch

  • Accommodating team happy to help
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Highchair available

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Trofeo Estate, Dromana

Trofeo Estate

Ebony recommend this as a great spot for a sneaky lunch date with your partner - and bub too!

  • Easy access via a ramp into the restaurant - perfect for a pram.
  • Great grazing style menu - handy for eating with one hand if needed!

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As our local businesses continue to reinvent local experiences, we can all make a difference. Stay, play and explore local – you might be surprised what you rediscover in your own backyard.

Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres by stopping by, or calling to chat with one of our friendly local experts.
Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre
Address: 359B Point Nepean Road, Dromana. Phone: 03 59501579


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