Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fergies Cafe and Wine Bar

1A Cliff Street
VIC 3305

Fergies is situated on the junction of Cliff and Bentinck streets in central Portland and occupies a striking building that previously served as the post office and then council offices. 

We visited on a showery day after a visit to Cape Bridgewater and found a table in the 'back room' which had views across the harbour.

There were plenty of tables occupied in the well appointed surroundings, it felt quite smart and reasonably upmarket. The lunch menu contained classics including a steak sandwich, all day breakfast, burger, club sandwiches, fish and chips and a carbonara.

In the end we both went for the veggie panini, with a slight hope of being more healthy, besides the ubiquitous serve of hot chips. While I wasn't disappointed with what arrived, I'd expected it to be toasted and the grated tasty cheese all over the salad didn't really help with the attempt at a lower fat meal! The bread was fresh and close to Italian style and the fillings including spinach, tomato, cheese and artichoke were fine.

The two sandwiches and a good (if slow to arrive) coffee came to $27.50, and the experience as a whole was fine. I'd certainly pop in for lunch when we are next in town.

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1 comment:

  1. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I have been to Fergies Cafe and Wine Bar a few times now. I have been pleased each time.

    The service is also nice. They change the wine choices and have a great selection. yarra valley wineries