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Botanic Cafe on the Lake

) #6 of 41 Restaurants in Colac $$ - $$$ Cafe,
1 Fyans St, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
+61 3 5232 2858
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Fyans St, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real enjoyable experience great atmosphere made to feel very welcome relaxing environment every need was quickly provided the meal was melt in your mouth the staff are totally dedicated to great service i am happy to review this site as it encourages staff to...More

Thank barryatkin1
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Botanic Cafe is very popular locally. It's always an enjoyable experience to dine there. It can get a bit noisy as seats are close, but hey you can always dine outside anyway. I had my favourite food fish and chips. Crunchy batter and soft flavoursome...More

Thank AFCB123
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Such a little coffee house treasure with wonderful local staff, good coffee, lovely chocolate Florentines that give the impression they are hand made and in the fabulous surrounds of the garden

Thank BorehamCarter
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

And not just for us, the place was very busy the twice I've visited at lunchtimes. You can eat inside or out, and the place seems to be available for functions and parties. The food and wine are certainly delightful. I had a lamb salad...More

Thank cynthia r
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Met here for lunch with friends. Service was friendly and prompt, meals were lovely. Beautiful setting and lovely sitting on the deck

Thank ceebee34
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Just off the Princes Highway in Colac, a very pleasant lakeside cafe for coffee, a snack or lunch. A very pretty waterview, cool on a hot day, good coffee and tasty treats.

Thank IlikeTulum
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Great little hideaway, really special location. Good food, home made, quality with service. Family visit, around the lakes scenic drive. Went down from Melbourne in the morning, returned that afternoon.

1  Thank AdventureSpokes
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful aspect, overlooking the Colac lake, with easy parking and set in the gardens we were excited. Open for coffee? We thought it catered more for fine dining inside but the outside deck was too cold for me. We were not offered a high...More

1  Thank RedTart1
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Had coffee and scones at this café 5 days ago. Best coffee we have had in some time. Ended up booking in for lunch also. Will go there again when visiting

Thank carolcasper50
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Lunches are a must. Caters for special occasions - great wedding venue. Staff very pleasant and helpful - all abilities. Well Done! Ambience excellent with views of Lake Colac and the Botanical Gardens.

Thank weandme2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fyans St, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Colac
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5232 2858
  • E-mail
Description
Botanic Cafe on the Lake is an all-day eatery and events space.

Located on the picturesque lake at Colac, at the western end of the gardens, it is the perfect venue to enjoy a relaxing drink on the deck, a gourmet lunch or a coffee with a selection of house made cakes and slices.

The cafe is ideal for special occasion events including weddings, birthdays and corporate events and also offers a private meeting room that can cater for up to twelve.
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