COVID-19 update

We encourage you to visit the websites and social media channels of the businesses listed for information about their current opening hours and circumstances.

Find out where to have lunch, grab a coffee or order take away from when in our region. Locals - take note - many of these are open for take away during the restrictions.

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    Babaji's Kitchen

    Visit the home of Babajis Kitchen, the food truck, in our charming South Indian street food restaurant, just a five-minute walk from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station.

    LOCATION | Belgrave

    Bam Bam Italian

    A modern, all-day Italian bistro, Bam Bam Italian is friendly, and bustling – celebrating fresh, seasonal Italian fare and vibrant hospitality in the Dandenongs.

    LOCATION | Avonsleigh

    Belliful of Bliss Cafe

    This cafe serves all the drinks you will need to keep you warm or cool... from coffees, juices all the way to fresh fruit smoothies!

    LOCATION | Belgrave

    Brunch on McBride

    A small welcoming, homestyle café based in the picturesque town of Cockatoo. All food is made on the premises with fresh wholesome locally sourced ingredients.

    LOCATION | Cockatoo

    General Food Store

    Serving well-crafted rustic food, you will enjoy anything from waffles, eggs and sides, hearty salads, braises, tasty burgers, and fresh baguettes.

    LOCATION | Emerald

    Incy Wincy

    Incy Wincy is a seasonal grab-and-go cafe hatch, featuring coffee, smoothies, fresh juices, sandwiches, salad bowls, pies, and sausage rolls.

    LOCATION | Emerald

    The Independent

    Chef-patron Mauro Callegari’s  Argentinian, French and Italian roots are exemplified in his menu which is mostly locally sourced.​

    LOCATION | Gembrook

    Olinda Tea House

    At Olinda Tea House, we push the boundaries of what it means to be a Chinese restaurant.

    LOCATION | Olinda

    Station House Pizzeria

    Walking through the heritage town of Gembrook, smell the Italian aroma wafting through the air, leading you to this award winning restaurant.

    LOCATION | Gembrook

    Zest Cafe, Bar, Restaurant

    Zest Café is a place for people who love their great food and quality coffee served with a side of sustainability.

    LOCATION | Emerald

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