The Gallery Cafe Bendigo

Sophisticated licensed cafe at Bendigo Art Gallery

Judges Report for 2017

Where dining is an art in Bendigo.

The Gallery Café in Bendigo offers a great dining experience in a stylish setting. Outside it is grand and impressive. Inside it was warm and comfortable, modern and stylish. The outlook over the gardens is wonderful and the elegant wooden furniture worked perfectly with the modern architecture.  The customer service here is very professional and exceptional for a café. Nothing is missed from start to finish and our waiter was efficient, friendly and engaging. I really enjoyed my jerk chicken – it had great flavours and was beautifully cooked. The steak sandwich was fresh and tasty and we particularly liked the portion sizes of both dishes – perfect for lunch. We also liked the simplicity of each dish, letting the ingredients shine through. The Gallery Café is licensed with a good selection of quality wines and beers, and interesting cocktails. As we sat down for lunch I was asked if I’d like a glass of Prosecco, which was defiantly appropriate.  The coffee too was very good. Although the Gallery Cafe is incredibly stylish it is also inexpensive, with fresh tasty dishes available for less than $20. That’s definitely good value for money. An enjoyable outing to the Gallery, a delicious lunch and nice wine – what could be more civilized than that?

Special Strengths

Elegance and style in Gallery setting. Friendly customer service. Licensed. Quality meals and drinks.  Good value for money.

2017 Awards

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Regional Licensed Cafe – Sponsored by The Gordon
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Regional Coffee – Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing

2016 State Awards

  • Finalist Best Licensed Cafe sponsored by The Gordon

2016 Regional Awards

  • WINNER Best Licensed Cafe sponsored by Comcater P/L.
  • FINALIST Best Coffee sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing Pty. Ltd.


View Street 42
Bendigo 3550 VIC AU
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Licensed Cafe Contemporary Australian Cuisine. Gluten free available. $$ Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Dinners Club and Entertainment Open seven days Mondays to Sundays 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Street Parking, Off-street parking and Public Parking close by