Wining & Dining

Hillslborough Quality Nuts – Anita’s Cafe

Genuine home-cooked meals, country-style. Anita has a wide range of her own freshly produced jams and relishes as well as locally made products, arts and crafts. Open Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm. Open everyday over the Christmas holiday period. A pleasant walk from Goose Cottage – ask us for the short-cut through the recreation reserve.

Stanley Pub

An easy walk from Goose Cottage to sample a delightful range of exotic dishes. Also available are take-away meals and produce from the attached Stanley Store. Seasonal opening hours – please access the website.

Beechworth Cafe Scene


A small environmentally conscious and sustainable cafe with excellent coffee and the best breakfast in Beechworth.

Fresh creative food inspired by passion, with a smile, free hugs and not quite the regular cafe experience as you may expect.

We do things differently, drop-in and see for yourself.

Beechworth Provender

Myrtleford Cafe Scene

20 minute drive from Goose Cottage down the ‘back road’ to Myrtleford – follow the signs from the small traffic island in Stanley.

Cafe Fez

Open six days a week for breakfast and lunch, closed Wednesdays, open Friday nights for dinner and of course cocktails, Cafe Fez presents a unique atmosphere – a treasure trove of twinkling Moroccan lanterns, silver teapots and colourful textiles.

Featuring a traditional menu of Middle-Eastern favourites, a 100 mile wine list and a quixotic array of cocktails, this chilled out little gem is the perfect place to relax with a group or snuggle up to a beau (or belle) in one of the low-slung cushioned booths. A dining experience is as much about theatre as it is about food: Moroccan mint tea arrives on a silver tray and the wait staff pour it into an ornate tea glass three times to infuse it.