View Street is packed with cafes, restaurants and wine bars, from the busy Italian Borchelli, to the elegant Wine Bank, and the atmospheric Basement, which is nestled between The Capital and the Bendigo Art Gallery.
For regular festival-goers, look out for a couple of newcomers this year, the Get Naked Espresso Bar on the corner of MacKenzie Street and the Boris Murgers burger café.
There’s a Festival Coffee Bar at The Capital too, for that quick pick-me-up between sessions.
Please remember to book early if you’re planning a meal in one of Bendigo’s much-admired restaurants.
And remember, too, the Community Farmers’ Market is on next to the Visitor Centre on Saturday morning of the Festival weekend.