In 1998 we took on the challenge of transforming a disused wharf storage shed into a vibrant, friendly and relaxed cafe on the Geelong foreshore. Fast forward and we’re thrilled to have created the popular restaurant people know and love today.
The Wharf Shed Cafe has become synonymous with the Geelong waterfront, helping transform what was a disused and overlooked part of the town into a thriving tourist attraction. Our cafe was the first commercial business to come to life as part of the city’s Steampacket redevelopment in the mid-1990s, a government-led project to boost tourism to the waterfront.
Visit our restaurant and you will see we have retained original features of what was originally a bond store situated on the Moorabool Street pier in the early 1900s. That was before the city decommissioned and demolished the pier in the 1950s. Our building moved to its current location and for a period served as a marine fuelling station, followed by a Telstra network exchange.
Since opening our waterfront restaurant’s doors, we’re proud to have provided thousands of loyal customers and tourists with a great dining experience, serving quality food with a superb backdrop that is second to none. Others just come to enjoy a relaxed drink in the bar that’s nearest the water.
Geelong is earning a reputation as a go-to destination in Victoria and the historic Wharf Shed cafe is one of the businesses helping our coastal city claim its rightful place as Victoria’s second capital city and the thriving hub of the popular Bellarine and Surf Coast tourism regions.
Whatever your reason for visiting, we guarantee you’ll enjoy your time at the Wharf Shed Cafe, an iconic and historic building. Come and see for yourself or contact us for more information.