Gordon Bleu - the new cafe • bar • meeting place in Gordon
When the owners of Gordon Bleu purchased the property at 69 Main Road, Gordon, they didn’t plan on it taking the best part of four years to convert this former pub, billiard hall, convent, private dwelling - into the café • restaurant • meeting place that finally opened late last year.
Converting an old building - even one in which the late Mother Teresa (now St Teresa) stayed whilst her order of nuns was in residence - takes many miracles. Now these miracles have happened and the café is at last open to the delight of locals and visitors.
A blue plaque beside the front door reminds guests of Gordon’s connection to the great modern saint whilst evidence of the the former pub is found in the pressed-tin walls and ceiling of the former bar. The main dining area (the old billiard hall with its filtered natural light) still silently echoes the strike of the felt against the polished balls.
Scott and Saleh have made the tree-change from inner city Melbourne to Gordon - just over an hour from Melbourne or 25 minutes on the Melbourne Road from Ballarat. Their creation is a fusion of country hospitality with local products and some gentle Middle-Eastern influence, making Gordon Bleu a welcome oasis for travellers and providing a club-like feel for locals.
Currently opening from Thursday through Monday 9am to 4pm – All-day breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea: fully licensed, locally roasted organic coffee, T2 Teas and speciality milkshakes – teamed with a meal or a delicious local Clare Bear slice.
FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR from 5-6 pm with live music and tapas served until 9pm.
- Min.: 19 °C
- Max.: 21 °C
- Wind: 22 kmh 20°
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