Seedy flapjacks, stacked burgers, farm fresh servings, flaky pastry pies and fresh seafood…  The proof is in the pudding (and the pictures) when it comes to Greater Hamilton’s moreish menu.  Tuck your serviette into your top and prepare your belly because here is the Good Food Guide to Greater Hamilton, complete with a spread of drool-worthy imagery. Enjoy!




Coleraine – Catching Pen


Purveyors of traditional, homestyle and nourishing nosh, The Catching Pen dishes it up big (serving size and smiles)!  Their breakfast menu has all the traditional trimmings, their cakes rise to perfection and their coffee perfectly accompanies the lot.



The Catching Pen, Coleraine



Dunkeld – Izzy’s Café


Creating delicious and customised cuisine for over 20 years, Izzy’s very own James Mannon (aka Izzy) takes great delight in expressing his Mediterranean heritage through food.  From their European style pizzas to their stacked burgers and their creamy coffee, the fervour for fabulous food is evident in everything you eat.



Izzy’s Cafe, ? credit @tasteballarat (via Insta)



Penshurst – Penshurst Store


Made fresh and onsite daily, The Penshurst Store prides themselves on baked goods brilliance; fresh bread, buns, pies, pastries and sweet treats.  Take away or dine in to devour, either way, you will quickly see why the Penshurst Store is locally famed and loved.



Penshurst Store



Hamilton – Café Gray


Hearty, wholesome and Hamilton’s own, a sweeping spread of splendid food is always guaranteed at Café Gray.  Their lunch time rush is a testament to that.  Patrons pour over their window laden in fresh, vibrant and tasty salads, sandwiches and sweets.



Cafe Gray, Hamilton



Cavendish – Bunyip Hotel


Led by legendary local lad, James Campbell (former head chef of Sydney restaurant Movida), The Bunyip Hotel has developed quite the foodie following.  Deliciously combining culinary experience, love of all things local, and innovative uses of every part of their produce, the Bunyip continually changes up and plates up an ever-changing menu.



The Bunyip Hotel, ? credit to chef @sebastianeales (via Insta)



Hamilton – The Botanical


Overlooking Hamilton’s verdant Botanic Gardens, The Botanical serves up views, vino and very appetizing breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  Affectionately known as ‘The Bot’ by locals, slide into a booth seat and order from their modern menu and extensive wine list.



The Botanical, Hamilton



Bon Appetite!