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Top Choice Cafe in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Blue Bean Cafe

The Bluebeanies take their coffee seriously, offering a weekly rotating single-origin coffee alongside a crowd-pleasing menu of breakfast dishes, light lunch dishes and ever-popular Devonshire teas ($12). Burgers, s…
Top Choice Pub in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Old Hepburn Hotel

A country pub with both character and taste, Old Hepburn makes for a great night out with live music on weekends (usually free). The pub food hits the spot, and it has a ripper beer garden. Monday night is parma nig…
Top Choice Cafe in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Pancho

Daylesford's best coffee, made using Wide Open Road beans and Inglenook Dairy milk, is served here. It's the perfect accompaniment to the all-day breakfast dishes on offer, but there are also salads, soups and fille…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Lake House

You can’t talk about Daylesford without waxing lyrical about Alla Wolf Tasker's Lake House restaurant, long regarded as the region’s top dining experience. It features picture windows showing off Lake Daylesford, a …
Gallery in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Convent Gallery

Surrounded by pretty, flower-filled gardens, the 19th-century Holy Cross Convent on Wombat Hill now functions as an art gallery. Its Bad Habits Café and a huge gift shop take up much of the ground floor, and accommo…
Cider House in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Daylesford Cider

A 10-minute drive east of Daylesford, this sweet-smelling cider house produces English-style ciders from the 17 heritage-listed varieties of apples grown on its organic orchard. Opt for a tasting paddle ($15) to sam…
Cafe in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Wombat Hill House

Associated with Lake House, this cute cafe in Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens is popular for breakfast and lunch. Sit near the fireplace in winter or in the kitchen garden in summer. There's high tea from 2pm ($40 per p…
Deli in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Cliffy's

Behind the vine-covered verandah of this atmosphere-laden general store is a modern open-kitchen cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Breakfast choices are varied and enticing; lunch options change daily but always inc…
Australian in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Mercato@Daylesford

Vying with Lake House for the accolade of Daylesford's best restaurant, this elegant bistro in an 1864 cottage serves tasty tapas during the day from Thursday to Sunday, and delectable degustation and à la carte men…
Cabaret in Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Palais-Hepburn

Dating from 1926, this iconic venue has recently been restored. It re-opened in 2018 in time to host performances during the World Circus & Cabaret Festival and its stated aim is to become one of regional Victor…