Why we’re one of the best places to eat in Forrest
Whether you’re stopping by to pick something up at the post office, or grabbing a paper, the Forrest General Store Café has your cravings covered. We pride ourselves on service with a smile and old-fashioned prices so you can experience the traditional country atmosphere.
We want to be the best general store in southwest Victoria, so we do our best to make your stay in Forrest memorable – from lovingly made home-cooked meals to going above and beyond to make our customers happy.
Our café in Forrest is fully family-friendly, including the furry members of your family. We have cosy indoor and outdoor seating, with a courtyard area where you can bring your dog along for free treats – and children can feel part of the fun with a free babycino. We’re also bike-friendly, so visitors can stop in for a snack while our friendly staff give their best Forrest and tourist information and tips.
Forrest General Store and café is open 8am until 5pm seven days a week, so visitors can pick up ice, milk, bread, firewood and other Forrest Otways souvenirs.
- Hot Chocolate
- Homemade Food
- Beef / Chicken / Vegetable Pies
- Sausage Rolls
- Vegie Rolls
Forrest General Store Café menu
As one of the most popular places to eat in Forrest, our café menu is packed with comforting, tasty home-made meals. We always have a selection of homemade pies, vegetarian pasties, toasties, fritattas, salad, casseroles, soups and wraps and rolls filled with seasonal delicacies and traditional favourites.
Our homemade sourdough is a best-seller, available Friday through to Sunday – but make sure you get in early to get your hands on a loaf before it sells out!
We grow our own pumpkins, tomatoes, beetroot, silverbeet, zucchini and lettuce in our veggie patch, for delicious and healthy side salads. If it’s not in our own garden, most of our produce is sourced from local farmers, including the fruit and vegetables for sale.
There’s something for everyone at our Forrest café, from tradies looking for a hearty lunch, to travellers stopping by to re-fuel. Our food not only tastes great, but is healthy too, and includes a range of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and nut-free options.
We’re proud to say we supply Hello Coffee – the best coffee in Forrest, as well as LOVE tea herbal teas, iced coffee and old-fashioned caramel, blue heaven, banana, strawberry and chocolate milkshakes.
If you’re in a rush – don’t worry! Choose one of our delectable homemade cakes and slices to take with you, including banana cake, carrot cake, lemon tart, brownies and our popular museli slice.