Opened a few months ago and now with a liquor licence, Smokeytown Cafe is open almost every day (except Mondays and Tuesdays) for breakfast, light lunches, coffees, and with the arrival of their liquor licence, probably soon dinners as well.
The cafe is well placed and the first of 3 recent cafes to open. It is decorated in mostly 1950's style and also displays art within the building, part of which is devoted to tables and chairs, and an area by the old fireplace where you can sit on sofas or in comfortable chairs and have your coffee or read the paper.
You have a good view of the main street and the historic Town Hall from the window.
Favorite Dish: So far I've only tried the coffee here, but the menu seems good.
This one is more the drinkers and gamblers pub (with the TAB agency attached right next door) rather than the pub one thinks of if wanting to have a meal. Live music on Friday or Saturday nights from time to time.
For meals, the American Hotel is the most popular of Creswick's 3 pubs and in the past couple of years has really been getting a bit of a name for itself (since hiring a former chef of the well known establishment the Grand Hotel in Mildura)
The pub recently added a 2nd storey function room on the back.
There's also a nice outside courtyard and beer garden with views of the historic streetscape.
The menu is quite varied.
Favorite Dish: My favorite meals here are the chicken schnitzels (usually quite large) and also the seafood, for example the chilli prawns with rice. A couple of my B & B guests have also reported that the Calamari is also really delicious.
Expect to pay about $12 for an entree (a fairly large serving) and $16-$18 for a main meal.