One of the best spots on the Mornington Peninsula for brunch or lunch with a view.
UPDATE Thursday, June 24: Pelikan Societe's kitchen is currently closed for maintenance and a menu revamp. From June 15–27, the cafe will be open only for coffees and drinks, with the venue reopening as normal from June 28.
For a cracking Peninsula brunch matched with cracking Peninsula views, Pelikan Société is a tried-and-true favourite. The cafe boasts a sunny deck overlooking Hastings Bight and the marina, while the dining room's got floor-to-ceiling glass windows, putting you front and centre of the action, even when the weather's rainy.
Here, a broad-ranging all-day menu has dishes to tempt the entire crew, plating up crafty takes on all the cafe classics. Items include shakshuka eggs — brought to life with nduja, smoked labneh and peppers — local mussels done with tom yum cream, and a banger of a Cuban sandwich, teaming smoked leg ham, pork belly, comte cheese and green chilli slaw.
Coffee comes courtesy of international label Julius Meinl, and you'll find a tidy list of local brews and wine for those laidback afternoon sessions on the deck. Keep your eye out for some of the cafe's namesake feathered friends, enjoying their own breakfast in the shallows nearby.