Coffee Stop of the Year 2014 Finalist: Bright Velo

Some of the best coffee in the Victorian Alpine Region…

A European-inspired cycling cafe run by a team of cyclists. This coffee stop not only offers hand-roasted Padre Coffee, but also bike storage, racks and a jam-packed menu along with local and imported wines, beers and cider. ‘The cycling focus just came naturally for me,’ says owner Wayne Hildred. ‘I used to ride pro in Europe for Team Bordeaux in the Eighties. I also rode the Australian Road Championships twice. I guess what we wanted to do was make a hub and a home for cyclists.’ Bright Velo also has 14 guest rooms just a stone’s throw away.

What its customers say…

‘Only coffee shop in the world worth driving eight hours for a brew. The riding round there is not bad either’ – Kevin Eddy

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