If there is one road trip essential (almost) all of us can agree on, it’s good coffee. Whether a long black, latte or chocolatey mocha is your go to, you won’t have to go without on your travels through the Wimmera Mallee.

We’ve unearthed a few special places that are definitely worth the turn-off to pick up a coffee. It’s also a great chance to stretch the legs, grab a bite to eat and explore a new town.

Choose to grab a takeaway cup or take a seat and watch the world go by. Spread the word and give the local barista a shout-out on social media too!

The Juke at the Royal Hotel
74 Best Street, Sea Lake

Setting a new trend in country style is The Juke at the Royal Hotel, Sea Lake – a beautifully restored hotel in the heart of Victoria’s Mallee wheatbelt region. While the coffee alone is worth the visit, the menu has also just had a modern makeover and is simply mouth-watering.

Seed and Sprout
59 Cromie St, Rupanyup

Unearth a country food van experience and be sure to pick up a coffee from Seed and Sprout while in Rupanyup. Owner Bec is passionate about using local produce and creating healthy food that is bright, colourful and nutritious.

With all coffees brewed with beans from Nine Creeks Roasting Co., you’ll be supporting more than one local business!

Dimboola Store Café
86 Lloyd Street, 3414 Dimboola

Dimboola is a country town that oozes charm and character, and the Dimboola Store is no exception. More than just a café, Dimboola Store features simple wholesome food, a collection of stunning home goods, local produce and, not to mention, great coffee expertly brewed using Genovese beans.

This gorgeous store is a must to visit on your way through town.

Heartfelt Café, Kaniva
40 Commercial St, Kaniva, Victoria 3419 Australia

A bright, quirky café serving up a great coffee and a delightful lunch menu that changes regularly, including vegan-friendly options. The three ladies who run this café have a passion for art, wool and a good cuppa. Stop in at Heartfelt Cafe for a chat, grab a coffee and browse the range of clothes, books and crafts on offer.

For more road trip stops to add to your itinerary – click here (link to map).

*NOTE: With current COVID-19 measures, it’s important to plan ahead and contact the business you would like to visit to ensure they are open and you adhere to their guidelines.

Here is a quick checklist to start your planning.

Written by Wimmera Mallee Tourism on 2 August, 2020