Rosebud goes Greek By Liz Rogers


If you’re looking for a hangout down south that screams scrumptious modern and coastal Greek cuisine, then look no further than the new Pier Café, where a little slice of Greece goes a very long way.

This family owned and operated new kid on the block is serving up delicious home-style Greek cuisine that will have your mouth watering. It’s time to welcome an authentic taste of the Mediterranean to Rosebud, and you’re all invited.

Owner/operator Ari Rigogiannis has nearly two decades of hospitality experience in Greece and in some of Melbourne’s best establishments. The Pier Café brings all this know-how together in the shape of an indoor and alfresco space where people, the love of authentic Greek cuisine and fresh flavours come first. Barista son Chris serves up Melbourne coffee brand Little Things, while Ari’s husband Jim and his daughter Alex all lend a helping hand. Ari explains.

“I make everything from scratch. We offer a wide range of mixed Greek food from fresh calamari to moussaka to traditional Greek desserts and decadent cakes, which are our speciality. There’s something for everyone, from a traditional Greek lunch to a late afternoon coffee and sweet indulgence. We are right opposite Rosebud beach, which makes us the perfect laid-back weekend retreat - just like in Greece!”

Take a quick squiz at what’s on the menu. Ari’s baked eggs with house-made tomato sauce, Greek sausage, feta and baked eggs served with olive oil-drizzled sourdough are great for breakfast starters, while a luscious open lamb souvlaki with house-made tzatziki on warm pitta bread breaks lunch-time hunger. Prawn saganaki with prawns, feta, chilli and white wine work their dinner wonder, while delicious Greek desserts such as galaktoboureko, baklava, ekmek and ravani are wonderful sweet treats.

Rosebud’s gone Greek, people – get to The Pier Café today. You’ll stay.



Open seven days

A: 889 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud

T: 5910 0540