Rise and shine and get your day buzzing with a bumper breakfast and premium coffee at Cafe Brilliance, one of Ballarat’s prized cafes. Webster’s Market and Cafe or The Local are reliable recommendations. Hit up Little Bird for a vintage diner experience, savour the fine dining style of Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry, or take up a table at Yellow Espresso and indulge in one of their hyped souvlakis.
Wander along to the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia’s oldest regional art gallery. Stop the clock and take time to admire the permanent collection of historic fine art as well as the indigenous and contemporary art. When your eyes start to wobble, seek sustenance from the adjoining Kittelty’s cafe and its hearty, locally-made fare. To complete the artistic immersion, head over to The Lost Ones Gallery and discover some contemporary art within the nineteenth-century Masonic lodge.
Top off your day with a night on the town. Hit up the iconic Her Majesty’s Theatre for a theatrical experience with a difference. Alternatively, visit one of several live music venues such as Karova Lounge or Suttons House of Music to catch the country’s biggest music acts or some of Ballarat’s most talented musicians.