In the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Terrace is one of Melbourne's great treasures, set amid the gardens’ beautifully landscaped grounds.
Choose an outdoor table in the sunshine with spectacular views of the lake, or sit inside in the cafe and choose from the a la carte menu of snacks and light meals.
Afternoon tea with homemade scones with jam and cream is a popular choice year-round, or you can reserve a table for high tea with ribbon sandwiches, scones and delicate cakes.
Takeaway gourmet picnic boxes are available for adults and children, and music is sometimes provided by the gardens’ resident harpist, Michael Johnston.
Royal Botanic Gardens
(Entrance via Gate A, corner Alexandra Ave and Anderson St)
Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 9820 9590
* Summer (October - April)
Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm
Winter (May - September)
Monday to Sunday 9.45am to 4pm
The cafe closes half an hour earlier when they have an evening function
Open every day except Christmas Day
International, Cafe, Aftermidday tea
Caters for: Gluten-free, Halal, Vegetarians
Mains below $20
Payment method accepted
All major cards
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria