Explore our cafes, bistros, bakeries and ice creameries
Whether you’re looking for a light meal, a cheap meal, takeaway or something for the kids, here are a few tips on casual places to eat in the Macedon Ranges.
After a country pub meal? Check out these places to go.
Kyneton and Malmsbury eats
Walk down Piper Street, Mollison Street or High Street in Kyneton and you will come across plenty of options for casual dining.
The town is home to a few fantastic and award-winning bakeries worthy of a special trip, including Country Cob Bakery and Grist Artisan Bakers.
Donkey on Mollison Street and Major Toms on Piper Street offers casual eats such as Amerian-style fried chicken and burgers. You’ve also got the Kyneton RSL and Kyneton Bowls Club both serving great value meals.
Ruby Cafe and Social Foundry are popular cafes with families and locals, while Pollen on High Street is the spot for coffee, Banh Mi and unique handmade goods by local artisan ceramists and carpenters.
Along Piper Street, drop by Home Grown Cafe for wholesome, fresh cooking packed with flavour. Or slip into Piper Street Food Co. for homemade pork pies, terrines, tarts and treats.
Take your time, there’s lots to explore and eat your way through, we can’t possibly mention them all! Use our business directory below for a guide to more places to casual eats in the Macedon Ranges.
Woodend, Macedon and Mount Macedon eats
In Woodend, you can enjoy great cafes along High Street including the French-themed casual Paysanne Cafe and Fox in the Chamber for toasties, treats and coffee.
Bourkies Bakehouse is the place to go for a classic country pie or award-winning vanilla slice (eat in or takeaway).
Full Moon Saloon has a casual menu and a sunny beer garden with a kid-friendly menu. Or get your cafe classics at Maison Maloa, which also stocks a beautiful range of gift and homewares.
A visit to Woodend Ice Cream Co is an absolute must. For the best ice cream in the state – this is the place to go!
For something a little different, head a out of town to the Newham General Store for a country-style cafe off-the-beaten-track. Or try Hanging Rock Cafe, located in Hanging Rock Reserve. A great excuse to go for a hike and then enjoy a meal, coffee or glass of wine surrounded by nature.
Heading to Macedon village or Mt Macedon? Stop at Mr. cafe in Macedon or The Macedon Lounge, or pick up a pie from The Lazy Baker. Further up in Mount Macedon village you can’t go past the Mt Macedon Trading Post Cafe – delish! Right up on the summit of Mount Macedon is Top of the Range Tea Rooms, perfect for lunch, Devonshire Tea and great views.
Gisborne and Riddells Creek eats
3 Little Pigs in Gisborne is where it’s at when it comes to great cafes and delicious brunches. Or for tasty wood-fired pizzas and a menu of everyday favs, check out the Gisborne Collective, open seven days for lunch or dinner.
Gisborne Ice Cream Co. (sister to Woodend Ice Cream Co.) is also a must.
Visiting Riddells Creek? Drop into the Riddells Creek Bakery for a good ol’ country pie.
Lancefield and Romsey eats
If you’re spending the day in Lancefield you need to check out the Aspy for classic cafe fare, or the Lancefield Bakery for one of their delicious pies.
In Romsey, Verdure Bistro is always a winner. While Soltan Pepper is the place to go for dine-in or takeaway comfort food.