My idea of a relaxing day out include some sunshine, a cool breeze blowing from the sea, and enjoying some food in good company.
By this, I can safely recommend a drive to Nelson Place in Williamstown. The street is lined with the usual Gelato shops, boutique restaurants and cafes serving Thai, Italian as well as your Aussie dishes. One that stands out is the Breizoz French Creperies.
They serve crepes made out of buckwheat. Both savory as well as sweet. I had tried several including the morrocan chicken as well as the ham and cheese. Try it sometime. Its different from the usual crepes made out of flour. They also serve cider, something I have not dared to try, knowing it will doing crazy things to my system! I enjoy going there because of its location, the food is different and it tastes good. Although I must say, it is a bit expensive for just a slice of crepe. But then, eating out is expensive.
Its also a good place to practice french with the owners. A stroll up the pier completes the day.