Best Known For

Lamb cutlets, marinated in preserved lemon and parsley, with moghrabiyeh, kale, roasted pepper and hazelnuts.

About Bad Habits Cafe at the Convent Daylesford

A feast for the senses, Bad Habits Café on Daly Street in Daylesford feeds mind, body and soul. Nestled in The Convent Gallery on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, this haven of fine art in an historic 19th Century mansion, boasts expansive views over the countryside. Diners can relax in an atmosphere enhanced by a high atrium ceiling, peaceful palms and art-filled walls, while perusing a Mediterranean-inspired menu with choices such as smoked salmon crepes, horseradish labneh, pickled cucumber, beetroot, radish and snow pea shoots. Be enticed by nice not naughty temptations like braised beef, tomato and red wine pie with rosemary and Parmesan chats, heirloom vegetables and Convent’s tomato relish; while for a divine finish, try the chocolate hazelnut torte with berry coulis.

Location & Map

7 Daly Street, Daylesford 3460 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Tue  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Wed  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Thu  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Fri  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Sat  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Sun  10:00:AM - 4:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Set against the stunning backdrop of our award winning gallery and surrounded by six acres of spectacular gardens, The Convent Functions Centre has a charm that is hard to match. Both the St Michaels and the St Lawrence Function Rooms feature unique architectural and interior design elements. With eye-catching artwork adorning the walls and corridors and 360-degree views over the scenic landscape of Daylesford and beyond, a conference or function at The Convent provides a visual feast that ...

  • Up to 140 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (2)


We had the best high tea ever. Elegant, delicious, wonderful ambience filled freshest flowers and porcelain dishes.


What an incredible place with fantasic food!
I just love the convent! The food in the cafe is mouth watering - scones with fresh cream and hearty country pies, some of my favourites. I got married at the convent and the venue, service and food was excepional.