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Forrest General Store

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 06/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
USD 1 - USD 8
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Regular pit stop on my regular seasonal Otway’s day-drive. Tummy satisfied by their delicious chicken pie. Washed down with a strong latte. My darling (who today needed to stay home) was happy that I brought her a stylish hessian “Forrest, VIC” shopping bag & Hot...Chilli Mama condiment/sauce. Friendly service. Beaut little store for brunch, local supplies and gifts.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2021

Just passing through and needed something quick for lunch. Hubby said his chunky pie was one of the best he had ever eaten. My grilled chicken schnitzel wrap was lovely to eat and served hot. Staff and service was great. Lovely gift shop and even...bought some souvenirs while we were waiting for our food and drink.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

We stopped quickly for some takeaway and were thankful of such delicious choice . Toasties , salad , pies and frittata . Ended up also buying a bottle of local gin . Nice array of giftware too

Date of visit: August 2021
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Oh thanks so much for stopping by and this lovely review! So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 May 2021

We bought lunch and coffees here to take to Lake Elizabeth today. Great food! Home cooked and delicious. Coffees really good too, and the women running the show were really friendly and welcoming. We'll be back for sure.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

That’s so lovely! Thanks for taking the time to do this review! Hope to see you again soon! Thanks!

Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

Nice little cafe in Forrest with great staff and very nice coffs and gourmet foods. Just across the road from the brewery. They also have animal toys out of recycled materials.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2021

Thanks so much for visiting us and taking the time to write this review! Look forward to seeing you again soon! 😊

Reviewed 31 December 2020

Lots of delicious, home-cooked local fare here. Staff so helpful and friendly...they went out of their way to help us locate the road to Lake Elizabeth. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Thank you! So glad you popped in and you were able to find Lake Elizabeth! It’s one of our hidden treasures!

Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

Kids wanted lunch on the road and were excited to read toasted sandwiches (ham & cheese) on GS menu board. Huge gourmet toasties were wolfed down with glee. Nice little store to stock up on dat trip provisions.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Thanks so much for your review! So glad they enjoyed the sourdough toasties! We think they are delicious too!

Reviewed 29 September 2020

Great, friendly staff and one of the best homemade pies you could find. Ask for some chutney, absolutely perfect 👌

Date of visit: September 2020
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Oh thank you for this review! So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 June 2020

Best pie of ever had with the best home made sauce ive ever had, and to top it off the coffee was great.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Ha thanks Pete for writing this review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pie! 🙏

Reviewed 27 April 2020

We needed a very large order of breakfast rolls at short notice and the staff at Forrest General Store made it happen and they were delicious! Much appreciated and would highly highly recommend. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Forrest General Store, Owner at Forrest General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Thanks for this review! Happy to help and glad you enjoyed it!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Forrest General Store

Yes, Forrest General Store offers takeaway services.

Yes, Forrest General Store is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Forrest General Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5