Blending an elegant fusion of past and present, ‘The BASEMENT on VIEW’, affectionately nicknamed ‘the Basement’, is the café immediately below the stunning Capital Theatre in the heart of View Street, Bendigo. The historic walls ooze character & style & are complemented with elegant french decor.  

Encapsulating the inspiring and aristocratic history of the 1874 Masonic Lodge, the Basement has already become a much-needed refuge from the hectic Bendigo lifestyle, without needing to travel outside of the city fringe.

The menu features timeless favourites with an added daily changing specials board, produced from seasonal local ingredients. 

We invite you to enjoy your experience at The Basement either inside or out in the sun-dappled courtyard, where you can sit back, relax & let us look after you!

The Finest Local Ingredients

Basement on View uses only the best local quality ingredients. The menu features healthy & creative dishes inspired by seasonally avaliable produce. We prepare all food on premises and source most of our ingredients from small, independent & mainly local suppliers as financially & commercially possible. We do not use premixes or pre-made foods. 

A dedication to quality & passion for produce is evident in every aspect of The Basement. From the finest coffee to exquisite housemade baked goods & over flowing of fresh produce delivered daily for the seasonally driven menu. The menu is fresh, wholesome & bursting with flavor.

The Basement history

Located in the former Masonic Hall, constructed in 1874 the Masonic hotel was occupied as to where we operate today! The Basement included a sitting room, parlours, billiard room, bedrooms, kitchen, cellar & servants rooms. 


Contact us today at the basement!

Feel free to give us a call or email for any enquries we may be able to help you with, if we're busy leave us a message & we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Due to demand Basement on View is now offering their delicious cakes to your door via 'The Cake Cart'. This exciting new venture will deliver our irresistible cakes & cookies, made to order to your Business or Home.

Ideal for Office Celebrations, Special Occasions, Get togethers or Just because you can!

Free Delivery within a 10km radius of Bendigo CBD. 

  • Special Requests Catered for.
  • Order online five days prior to delivery 
  • All cakes & cookies made from the freshest of ingredients - no additives, preservatives or dehydrated packet mix ingredients are used. 

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Our doors open seven days a week from 9am.

  • Breakfast is served until 11am (can be extended by prior bookings)
  • Our kitchen serves Lunch until 2.30pm daily.
  • Thursday through to Saturday Nights Dinner begins at 6pm, subject to bookings and by prior arrangement only. 

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