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Simone's Restaurant

For 20 years owner-chef-host Patrizia Simone has been serving outstanding Italian food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce, in the rustic dining room of this heritage-listed house. Her son has ta…
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Ginger Baker

This rightfully popular cafe within a cute rustic weatherboard cottage opens up to an expansive garden with seating overlooking the river. Locally roasted coffee from Sixpence goes well with tasty hot breakfasts, wh…
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A cool new kid in town, Tomahawks does a menu of urban fare from Korean sticky fried chicken and Old Bay spiced squid with charcoal mayo to a wagyu cheeseburger with habanero mustard, maple bacon and pickles. Also h…
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Bright Velo

Shamelessly lycra-friendly is this cyclist-themed cafe that caters to the many riders passing through town. Run by a Kiwi ex-professional cyclist, it's a vibrant, atmospheric cafe decorated in bike paraphernalia and…
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Thirteen Steps

Take 13 steps down to this atmospheric underground wine cellar and bistro where diners cram in to feast on local-produce plates or dishes ranging from modern Asian to American-style spare ribs.
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Blackbird Café & Food Store

Newspapers spread across couches and coffee tables, while locals mingle with tourists in this light-filled corner cafe that captures the essence of laid-back, food-loving Bright. The baked Spanish eggs with chorizo …
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Riverdeck Cafe

Behind the visitor centre, the deck here overlooks the Ovens River and park. It's a great place for coffee, a cooked breakfast or a gourmet sandwich with a local wine.