Dining @ Melbourne Zoo
Pre-paid Takeaway Lunch Boxes
Choose from a selection of delicious and healthy lunch box options which can be pre-ordered and pre-paid for collection from the Melbourne Zoo Bakery.
Open 9am to 5pm daily
Main entrance, Elliott Avenue
Located inside the main entrance of the Zoo, Meerkat Manor cafe stands in front an exhibit of playful Meerkats. The perfect starting point for your day at the Zoo, enjoy a free trade coffee and choose from a selection of fresh baked pastries. Take a seat in the sun while you recharge your batteries over lunch with a selection of pies, sandwiches, wraps, soups and snacks on offer.
Open 9am to 3pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends and Victorian Public Holidays
Located next to the Elephant Barn
Wander along the twisting trail of the elephants through bamboo forests and Asian village scenes to arrive at the Village Kiosk. The South East Asian themed menu offers a selection of dishes to tantalise the taste buds. From Asian snack foods to stir fries and curries, the food is authentic and cooked fresh. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the Mek Kapah Terrace; it's the ideal place to enjoy a bite to eat before viewing the elephants nearby. The Village Kiosk is a licensed venue serving a range of alcoholic beverages.
Open 10am to 4pm weekdays and 10am to 4:30pm weekends and Victorian Public Holidays
Located off the main drive and just past the Wild Seas exhibit
The Plaza Kiosk is the perfect venue to grab a quick bite and set off to explore the Zoo. There is plenty on offer including gourmet burgers, hot pastas and hot dogs as well as large range of fresh salads, soups, sushi and sandwiches all made fresh on site. Select a table outside the Plaza or find a spot on the lawns and enjoy the natural surrounds.
Melbourne Zoo Bakery
Open 9am to 5pm daily
Located across from the Plaza Kiosk
Enjoy one of the world's first onsite Zoo bakeries! Watch the Bakers at work through the window and take in the wonderful smell of freshly baked bread. The Bakery offers an irresistible selection of gourmet pies, sausage rolls, pasties, pizzas, sandwiches, baguettes as well as sweet pastries and cookies all made fresh on site and available to take away. Why not pick up a loaf of freshly baked bread to take home and enjoy?
Open 9am to 4pm daily
Located opposite the Plaza Kiosk with views of the beautiful Japanese Garden and Lake.
The Lakeside Bistro offers family friendly seated dining with a variety of options cooked to order. The seasonally changing menu consists of all of your favourite dishes made with the freshest of ingredients, ranging from delicious soups to crisp salads to aromatic curries and much more. Why not enjoy a long lunch with a glass of the many local wines and beers on offer? Also a popular spot for afternoon tea, all of the bread, pastry, cakes, scones, slices and cookies are made in-house daily at the Bakery next door.
NB: Opening and closing times are subject to change.