The Botanic Café on the Lake opened in 1997 and offers dining in a relaxed and friendly environment, surrounded by the picturesque Colac Botanic Gardens. Whether it’s a delicious lunch, a great coffee or a drink with friends on the deck, the Botanic Café on the Lake is a perfect venue. Our menus are created seasonally to take advantage of locally produced foods and there are numerous options for vegetarians. Most meals are available gluten free on request. The Botanic Cafe on the Lake can also host and cater for your special event – a birthday party, business meeting or an informal wedding reception. Our team will ensure your function is carefully planned and executed to the finest detail. The Cafe is proud to use products made by The Otway Kitchen. The Otway Kitchen creates an extensive range of traditional and gourmet sauces, jams, relishes, chutneys and pickled onions. We use no artificial colours, flavours or additives and all our products are gluten free. We also create Gourmet Food Hampers to order. Supported employees make up the majority of staff working at Botanic Café on the Lake and The Otway Kitchen – so when you visit us, you not only experience outstanding quality and taste, you also contribute to real employment of people with disabilities.
Open: Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm, also weekends in the warmer months. May be booked for private functions any day.