The new MADE Café officially opens its doors in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) on Saturday 11 November. The café is under new management lead by chef Alan Ryan and manager Meg Boshert. Looking out over the Eureka Precinct parkland and playground, the café offers both indoor and outdoor dining opportunities for visitors and local families.

Former café director, Brigid Corcoran of Saltbush Kitchen, will leave MADE on Thursday 9 November after three successful years running the café in the museum. Brigid will pursue new business opportunities for the Saltbush Kitchen brand.

The new MADE Café will seat 80 patrons and enable MADE to cater for the larger groups which visit the museum. It will continue to welcome its regular local Ballarat visitors, from mothers’ groups to book clubs and business meetings, who enjoy its great coffee, relaxed atmosphere and free parking.

Café Chef, Alan Ryan, said: “I was thrilled to be able to create a new menu for the café. It was my intention to offer a menu our visitors will love. It’s affordable fresh food, but also draws on influences from Eureka with dishes like damper and lamb stew. And of course, I have some delicious brunches planned for our regular weekend brunch guests who live locally in Ballarat.”

MADE CEO, Rebecca MacFarling said: “I thank Brigid for her immense contribution to MADE and wish her well in developing the Saltbush brand. Moving forward, we are excited by the possibilities of the new MADE Café. The new café will help reinvigorate the museum and gives us the opportunity to connect to the Eureka history.”

The café also offers catering for both internal museum venue hires and external events.

The café will be closed on Friday 10 November for renovations. Café hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 3.30pm, weekends 9.30am to 4pm. The café can be reached at

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MADE is one of Australia’s newest museums and commemorates the role of the Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation. It is located on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat. M.A.D.E explores both the evolution of democracy and how it has shaped cultures and countries around the world and also looks to its future. Using art installations and immersive, interactive content, MADE inspires people to contemplate what issues are important to them today.

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