Whether it’s a relaxed drink, coffee with friends on the deck, or a delicious lunch… the Botanic Café on the Lake is the perfect venue.

Come and find out why we have become famous as the go-to place for quality food. We’ve got great coffee, as well as refreshing wine and beers which are sure to satisfy every taste. The à la carte menu is seasonal and delicious.

We are open Monday to Friday 8:30am -4pm, and on weekends by appointment. We offer a unique dining experience in a relaxed and friendly environment surrounded by the picturesque Botanic Gardens.

Functions and Catering

Whatever the occasion – a cocktail party, birthday, business meeting or informal wedding reception – the Botanic Café on the Lake provides the perfect solution to suit your taste and budget.

We can take care of all your function needs for 10-200 people as well as cater at your home, office or other venue.

The team at the Botanic Café on the Lake will ensure that your function is carefully planned and executed to the finest detail. Our catering service specialises in serving new and innovative menu selections as well as traditional favourites. We provide a broad range of menu options and can work with you to meet your specific requests. We are fully licensed and stock a range of beers, wines and spirits.


At the Botanic Café on the Lake, we have it all. Why not begin with a ceremony in the Botanic Gardens, followed by a fairytale reception at the Café? We cater for a sit-down meal for 50 people, or a cocktail reception for up to 200 people.

The Botanic Café on the Lake is the perfect choice for ensuring your reception unfolds exactly as you wish, because we listen to your plans and cover every last detail.


Our meeting room at the Botanic Café on the Lake seats 10 people comfortably and is available for corporate and community meetings. It’s a great place for organisations to meet at a scenic, central location that is situated between Ballarat, Warrnambool and Geelong. The meeting room is also available for use in the evening.

We offer all-day and half-day catering packages and can tailor a package to suit your needs. There is also plenty of free parking.


Address: 1 Fyans Street, Colac Vic 3250
Phone: 03 5232 2858

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