Three years ago, you couldn't get good coffee by the beach. Now you can. Ocean Grove, heartland of Australia's surf bums, specialty farmers and the occasional lost tourist, houses espresso-based coffees in Driftwood, a little cafe on the main strip. No pour-overs, but all the indicators of good espresso are there - they sell the beans (from a local Geelong roaster), can talk to you about the different flavour characteristics in broad terms (milder, stronger etc.) and generally definitely know what they're doing. As a shop in a very small community they have to cater to a broad range of tastes, so it would be unreasonable to expect a specialty coffee shop! Given that, I was more than happy and would definitely go back for the coffee or food. (Great brunch menu too - best breakfast spot in the Grove.)
The coffees we had were great. The order was taken expertly, well poured and had terrific balance of sweetness, acidity and ... milkiness. I couldn't ask for more. I noticed they need to work on their microfoam for soy drinks, but again - small community and the 'locally sourced produce' aesthetic implies they orient towards milk anyway.