Preserving Creswick

This quaint café, provedore and antique shop characterises owner Zandie Acton’s passion for the town and regional produce in what can be described as a work in progress. Zandie says “The name for the café comes from the desire to encourage the appreciation and preservation of this beautiful, historic town.” She adds, “We aim to make available products grown and developed primarily around the local area.” It seems that the range of ‘goodies’ expands each week including cheeses, sourdough breads and smallgoods. There is a small, but delicious in-house menu and the coffee is good too.

The tiny, old building has a warm, inviting atmosphere, with a fireplace and eclectic furniture. The furnishings change regularly as pieces are sold and replaced. The side courtyard, with elevated garden beds and fruit trees is designed to provide the café with it’s own herbs, fruits and vegetables. As spring develops so too will the café when local wines, beers and ciders will be available, accompanied by cheese platters and produce for a great picnic hamper. Preserving Creswick is in the little white house opposite the Tourist