Guide gets it right, mostly

Napona in Ocean Grove was given the thumbs up by Lonely Planet. 148602

THE Bellarine Peninsula has been named the ninth-best value destination in the world by iconic travel guidebook Lonely Planet.
Kyosk Cafe and Napona were the two Ocean Grove businesses that received a mention in the announcement.
“Kitted out in funky, Asian-inspired furniture – including an Astro Boy-themed counter and even part of a tuk-tuk – Kyosk may seem whimsical, but it takes its food seriously, focusing on organic produce that tastes as good as it is for you. Around the corner, Napona ( offers a more refined setting; on sunny days, the tree-lined deck is the best spot to try its delectable seafood dishes or tapas-style tasting plates,” Lonely Planet writer Luna Soo said.
Oakdene and Flying Brick Cider Company also got a mention.
Soo also said that locals refer to the town as ’O Grove’, which has many people stumped. ’Grove’ maybe, but ’O Grove’?