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Forrest General Store

33 Grant St | Victoria, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
+61 3 5236 6496
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
“pastie” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
33 Grant St | Victoria, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
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1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch driving down to Apollo Bay from Melbourne with friends from America. Great service, our food arrived at our table almost before we did! Very friendly staff. One of our American friends thought his meat pie was the best he’d tasted....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tonick1958
Reviewed 26 October 2018

If you're looking for an authentic country town cafe experience, then FGS is the place! We stopped and had a delicious homemade vegan pastie, the best I've had and that's saying something! The chutney was home made too and absolutely scrumptious. Being from the City,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KateP1656
Reviewed 18 October 2018

What a little gem of a shop, great food, gifts and lots to look at. We only required a newspaper but could have bought much more!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tinaballerina
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Called into the store with my wife for a coffee and had a long chat with one of the members of staff. We discussed her family connections in Scotland and where she had visited - turned out it was only 20 miles or so from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 220IanB
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Oh that’s so lovely! That was me! The owner! So great to meet you both! Hope you enjoy Australia as much as I enjoyed your country!

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Lots of goodies to take home, plus nicely-prepared light cafe meals to eat in, with limited options.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Catherinetas
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us! Hope you visit again!

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely chat with Sally who shared her love and knowledge of the area with us. I can highly recommend the freshly baked bread and delicious baked goods. The banana date cake and passion fruit slice were sublime.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank salrees
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Oh thank you! It was so lovely to see you both again! Look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Me and hubby stopped at this lovely cafe/gift shop while driving down to Apollo Bay. What a nice little break! The waiter was very kind and the food was delicious. They had a good selection of magazines to buy and the frittata was the best...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank deeniser1992
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Oh thank you so much! It makes me so happy when our customers enjoy what we make and what we sell! We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful and creative part of the Otways!

Reviewed 15 April 2018

The best vegetable pasty I have ever had and my friend over hers as well. Great service, friendly, busy on Good Friday but they kept smiling. Lovely shop

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mozzey
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Oh thank you Mozzey! So glad you enjoyed it... Easter was crazy and appreciate your patience and great feedback!

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Well done to Sally & her team at the Forrest General Store. We had the most scrumptious lunch - the chuncky steak & lamb pies were to die for and the lasagna hit the spot. If you’re after hearty food that’s good for the soul,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank 55rennyc
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thats so lovely of you Renny! I am so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We had already had lunch when we visited this store so we took advantage of the delightful gifts and souvenirs on offer. But looking at the menu I’m sure the food is great, the staff are so friendly and efficient, how could you be disappointed?...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JudeD862
Sally R, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you so much Jude for visiting us and your lovely review! Hope to see you again in the future!!

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Yes we have gluten free toasties and spicy Thai pumpkin soup today!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Grant St | Victoria, Forrest, Victoria 3236, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Forrest
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5236 6496
  • E-mail
Description
A nice place to stop and have a break in Forrest in the Otway Ranges. Good coffee, home made pies, pasties, sausage rolls, sourdough bread, salads,casseroles, soups, cakes and sandwiches. We serve gluten free, vegan and vegetarian food. Your dogs are welcome to join you outside at tables...
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