THE TRAM CAFÉ
The Tram Café exudes Bendigo’s style and is located at Australia’s oldest operating Tram Depot.
With a laid-back vibrant blend of history and flavour, you can relax on the deck with a light meal and coffee in hand, served straight from a 1916 N-Class Tram, which was meticulously refurbished by the master craftsmen within our workshop team.
From pizza and focaccias to cakes and slices, and coffee to write home about, we’ve got you covered.
You can even jump in the driver’s cab, move the controls, and ding the bell! If you’re keen to find out more about Bendigo Tramway’s rich history, take a moment to explore the museum while you’re onsite.
- OPEN: Daily from 8:00am – 3:00pm.
- Bendigo Tramways Depot and Workshop, 1 Tramways Avenue.
- Vintage Talking Tram Stop No. 3.
- We’re conveniently located on the Bendigo Creek Trail, perfect for a quick stop during your bike ride, run or walk.
- VINTAGE TALKING TRAM TOUR: Trams depart from the café. Purchase your tickets from the café or on board your tram.
TRAM NO. 3, A 107 YEAR CONNECTION TO VICTORIA
The Tram Café is filled with history. Built in 1916 for the Hawthorn Tramways Trust, this N-Class Tram operated throughout Melbourne as a public transport provider until 1947.
From 1947-1956 it called Geelong home.
In 1956 it was transferred to Bendigo, diligently servicing the community until the closure of Bendigo’s public transport system on 16 April 1972.
In 1975 Tram No. 3 joined the Vintage Talking Tram fleet, transporting tourists until it was removed from service in 2003 and placed in storage.
20 years later, the tram was meticulously restored and transformed into a café thanks to the master craftsman within our workshop team.
The tram has been painted in the SECV green and cream livery as a homage to its service as a public transport provider.