It was night by the time we arrived in Port Fairy, the final stop on our Great Ocean Road tour. It’s always hard to tell what a place is really like when you arrive at night, though it was obvious on arrival that there was no shortage of places for tea.
After checking-in at our hotel we headed for a pre-drink at the Caledonian, Victoria’s oldest licensed pub. And it is a really local kind of place, an interesting spot for some people watching over wee pots of Fat Yak.
The Bistro at the Caledonian was far busier than the bar and we were almost tempted to dine-in, but we’d spied a tinny little pizzeria by the name of Coffin Sally on the way into town and pizza was what our tummies demanded.
This place was a total find. No country town time warp here, this place was bang-on trend and wouldn’t have been out of place in Melbourne. As it stands I’m sure Coffin Sally is very happy in pretty little Port Fairy – something both locals and tourists should be happy about too – because this pizza is good! Like seriously really, really good.
The Wilted ($12) was my favorite, cheese and garlic on a fantastic thin and crispy base topped with, in their words ‘too much spinach’ and lemon. There can never be too much spinach in my books … however half a lemon might be a tad too much citrus?
The Capricciosa ($15) was also all kinds of crazy delicious, quality leg ham, plump olives and mushrooms – one of my all time favorites and one Coffin Sally does well.
Coffin Sally offers some alfresco tables if you want to eat there or you can takeaway. We opted to enjoy our haul back at the hotel, on our king bed while watching The 5 Year Engagement on Foxtel Go. It wasn’t glamorous but it was damn satisfying.