cafes & restaurants & catering – suggestions
SELF CATERING: Each cottage is equipped with a well stocked kitchen - electric stove and oven, microwave, gas bbq, and all cooking utensils. If you decide to self cater – you should buy groceries before you arrive in the region – as there are limited grocery options in our town. (We suggest you grocery shop in Colac/Apollo Bay/or bring provisions with you).
The cottages have a selection of teas, plunger coffee, instant coffee, sugar, oil, salt and pepper - and you are very welcome to collect some fresh eggs from the chickens. There is also a herb garden.
We can provide a breakfast basket of provisions if you like - a basic continental breakfast basket with bread, milk, juice, cereals, butter, honey & home made jam, and fresh fruit @ $15 per person for 2 mornings. Let us know in advance (at least 7 days) if you would like us to prepare these ingredients for you.
DINING IN: One option is to buy prepared meals - takeaway pizza, or a selection of pastries from various local cafes and bring it back to your cottage for reheating in the oven. Or, you can contact a local café, liaise directly with a chef, and order a selection of meals to be delivered to your cottage – ready to place in the oven, on the bbq, or serve direct from the refrigerator to the table. We recommend The Ridge Café www.theridgecafe.com.au
DINING OUT: There are a number of cafes and restaurants in this area. - Please speak with us during your stay for our recommendations - and check the visitors compendium in your cottage for updates on operating hours and seasonal menu's.
Lavers Hill: (10 minutes drive)
Lavers Hill Tavern. (lunch & dinner) Ph: 03 52373251. Yatzies Cafe & local store. (breakfast & lunch) Ph: 03 52373215. Blackwood Gully Cafe. (breakfast & lunch) Ph: 03 52373290. Otway Junction Motor Inn. (breakfast & lunch & dinner & takeaway) Ph: 03 52373295.
Beech Forest: (20 minute drive)
Beech Forest Hotel. Ph: 03 52379220. The Ridge Cafe and Restaurant. (Breakfast and lunch) Ph: 03 52359273.
Timboon: (behind the 12 Apostles - approx 45 minutes drive)
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. Ph: 03 55983555.
Fergusson: (20 minutes drive)
Otway Nourished. - Also stock a small range of grocery items and fresh local produce - (brunch and lunch) Ph: 03 52359226.
Sandy Feet Cafe. Ph: 03 52376995. La Bimba. Ph: 03 52371296. Cafe Nautigals. Ph: 03 52377261. Great Ocean Road Deli. Ph: 03 52376610. Cafe 153. Ph: 03 52371123. Iluka restaurant. Ph: 03 52376531. Restaurant Casalingo. Ph: 03 52377613. Chris's Restaurant. Ph: 03 52 376411.
Duffs Cafe. Colac. Ph: 0429 976270.