Top Choice Mediterranean in Echuca


Eating here is like taking a culinary tour of the Mediterranean – Greek, Lebanese and even North African dishes all get a run with subtle flavours. The decor effortlessly brings together Mediterranean tile work, Mor…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Echuca

Fish in a Flash

Consistently ranked among the best fish-and-chip places in Victoria (the owner, Paul, has been frying for 27 years), Fish in a Flash does occasional river fish as well as the usual suspects, all dipped in the owner'…
European in Echuca


In a beautifully converted 1881 brick flour mill, Ceres (named after the Roman goddess of agriculture) is forever reinventing itself; at the time of research new owners were at the helm. The jury's still out, but it…
Bistro in Echuca

Star Hotel

The historic ‘Star Bar’ is one of the liveliest places in town for a meal or a drink, especially on weekends when there’s live music. Full cooked breakfasts and a reasonably priced lunch of calamari or chicken parma…
Cafe in Echuca

Johnny & Lyle

This ticks the right boxes in terms of colour: not only the cups (an array of bright hues) but the lovely courtyard and the vibrant dishes – blueberry pancakes ($16.50), brekky burgers ($14) and fabulous lunch dishe…
Cafe in Echuca

Black Pudding

Owned by two local brothers (who are often at the coffee machine), this place turns out a good brew, plus fabulous light lunches. Plates are not overly complicated – BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato, plus avocado, che…
Fish & Chips in Echuca

Top of the Town

This claims to be the best fish-and-chip shop in the state. It has a good range including river fish (redfin, yellow­belly), crays and oysters.
International in Echuca


This ambitious project – the transformation of a former flour mill (built in 1881) into a gathering space for locals – seems to have worked. The architectural melange of rustic and industrial-chic results in fun han…
Cafe in Echuca

Cafe 3564 Wine Bar

Inhabiting the old Echuca post office, this smart contemporary cafe does fabulous coffee, light lunches, sweets and excellent wines, most of them local. Friday night brings tapas and a 5.30pm happy hour.
Bakery in Echuca

Beechworth Bakery

In a magnificent old building with a wraparound balcony and deck overlooking the Campaspe River, this cheerful bakery prepares breads, pies, cakes and sandwiches. Good for picnic fare.