Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in The Dandenongs

Piggery Cafe

Set over 66 acres on the 1920s Burnam Beeches estate is this new venture by celebrity chef Shannon Bennett. What was a former piggery is now a trendy open-plan cafe-restaurant with chargrilled barbecue dishes, kitch…
Top Choice Cafe in Koonwarra

Koonwarra Store

Local produce and wines are on sale in this renovated timber building. It's also a renowned cafe that serves simple food with flair, priding itself on using organic, low-impact suppliers and products – go the Koonie…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Campbell

Forage on the Foreshore

In the old post office is this seafront cottage cafe with wooden floorboards, art on the walls, an open fireplace and a vintage record player spinning vinyl. There's an all-day breakfast menu, burgers and curries fo…
Top Choice Cafe in Torquay

Bomboras Kiosk

Right on the sand, this is just the place for hungry beachgoers to recharge with homemade sausage rolls, cakes, salads, milkshakes or locally roasted coffee. During the summer they open the rooftop bar with local br…
Top Choice Cafe in Mansfield

Mansfield Coffee Merchant

This roaster set up within a cavernous, slick space is the place for coffee lovers. It also does contemporary fare such as brekky burgers, tempura-prawn rolls and smoked-lamb ribs. All of its single-origin beans are…
Top Choice Cafe in Mildura

Stefano's Cafe

Fresh bread, Calabrese eggs, pastries and, of course, good coffee – this casual daytime cafe and bakery keeps things fresh and simple. It’s also a gourmet grocery store selling foodstuffs and wines. Great egg breakf…
Top Choice Cafe in Cape Bridgewater

Bridgewater Bay Cafe

Plonked directly on the beach, views just don't get any better than this. Enjoy the outlook with homemade sausage rolls, fresh fish and chips, single-origin coffee, local craft beers and wine by the glass. There's f…
Top Choice Cafe in Trentham

Du Fermier

Translating to 'from the farmhouse', celebrity chef Annie Smithers' Du Fermier focuses on rustic French provincial cooking with 90% of the produce sourced from her own garden.
Top Choice Deli in King Valley

King Valley Dairy

The old Butter Factory in Myrtleford has moved to Moyhu in the King Valley to produce its naturally cultured dairy products. Its deli sells things like buttermilk ricotta, gourmet-flavoured butters (such as black tr…
Top Choice Cafe in Nagambie

Tahbilk Café

With a passionate chef at its helm, Tahbilk Café uses seasonal, organic and biodynamic produce from local suppliers to whip up the likes of 14-hour slow-roast lamb shoulder and house-cured and char-grilled silversid…