There is no shortage of cosy cafés where you can warm up with a latte on a chilly winter’s day, or spill out onto the charming heritage streets in spring.

Locally roasted coffee is a must when visiting this region. Pair it with the freshest of muffins, pastries and sweet treats from a number of local bakeries and you've got a match made in heaven. Come lunchtime, you are spoilt for choice with country pub grub, freshly baked pies from the bakeries, healthy asian dishes or the more indulgent menu options in Castlemaine, Maldon and the surrounding villages. Work up your appetite by exploring the region and then taste your way around town to sample the best on offer.