The Gallery Café is located at the rear of the Bendigo Art Gallery. If you stroll down the path alongside the Gallery and turn left towards the Café, you will be delighted as you pass by a row of white nude sculptures of maidens in various poses. You will also pass by these lovely maidens close up if you enter the Cafe from within the Art Gallery.
Outdoor tables of the Gallery Café overlook beautiful Rosalind Park and a gold-mining poppet head, which you can climb to see great views over Bendigo. Inside the Café there is a lower level for dining as well as a mezzanine floor up a short flight of stairs.
What to eat and drink? A seasonal menu is available on the Bendigo Art Gallery website and offers a selection of appealing light meals as well as a list of wines local to the Bendigo district. Coffee and a range of delicious cakes are also available. The wait staff are friendly and one even offered to take a photo of our group. The venue is also available for large or small functions, with catering provided.
The Gallery Cafe appears to be wheelchair accessible and pram accessible but it may be worth calling the Cafe before you drop by, if accessibility is required.
Gold-mining poppet head and Matt Calvert sculpture in Rosalind Park
You may choose to begin or end your time at the Cafe by visiting current exhibitions at the Bendigo Art Gallery or going for a stroll through historic Rosalind Park. There is also an interesting range of antique and vintage shops along View Street, across the road in front of the Art Gallery.