It's located between the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, and the South Wharf DFO, in the middle of a boardwalk, on the edge of the water, backed up some grassy parkland. Google map and GPS apps can often get the wrong idea about its whereabouts and I've been almost fooled many a times. Despite what technology will tell you, it is near impossible to drive to this destination, and the nearest parking is the South Wharf DFO.
Once you arrive, there are a number of entrances into an indoors dining area, an undercover veranda and the outdoors courtyard. Unless you have very specific directions from your friends, trying to find them becomes quite akin to a game of Where's Wally?
Along the verandah and in the outdoors dining area, there is lots of sunshine and fresh air and good vibes, but no table service. Instead there's an efficient system of ordering at the bar and being given mobile electronic buzzers with table numbers on them to help waiters locate each table.
The food took a little while to arrive, but when it did, it was good. M's avocado smash was beautifully creamy, with a generous dose of feta, and an expertly poached egg. The toast slices were thick and there were two of them. I thought the portions were quite generous, given the under $20 pricing. Perhaps they have taken heed of some of the other reviews and made adjustments accordingly.
My meaty toastie featuring both pulled pork AND smoked ham was also really good and very substantial. It was filled with an abundance of cheese and excessively buttered, in the most delicious way. I liked the golden crunch on the outside and the softer oily interior. Whilst a bit of a heavy start to the day, it was exactly what I had been craving. The egg dip and the gherkin was also a nice touch, and I accessorise mine with a poached egg for some extra nutritious morning protein.
With its panoramic views, and expansive seating options, it's certainly a great location for visiting tourists and local residents alike. It is an especially good venue for families, large groups, and /or large family gatherings. Just make sure everyone receives clear instructions on how to get there and how to find each other, and everything else will be just fine.