Shepparton Art Museum’s café, Elsewhere at SAM, opens on 22 March with an exciting, flavoursome menu.

Elsewhere at SAM, the Shepparton Art Museum’s new-look café, is set to open on 22 March with a fresh, vibrant menu spotlighting locally sourced ingredients and global flavours. The new management team, consisting of Ricardo Vilsson Mullor, Alaina Tuckett and Jonathan Chan, together with chef Sean Cameron will create a unique dining experience in the café that reflects the beauty of its surroundings in the museum and Victoria Lake.

The café’s new menu expresses the flavours and agricultural excellence of our region, with a focus on seasonality and sustainability. The ingredients chosen reflect the diverse palate of our community, with flavours from across the globe incorporated to create a menu that is a culinary expression of Greater Shepparton. Visitors can look forward to the return of the Okonomiyaki (Japanese vegetable pancake), as well as baked eggs with Eritrean spices and a new selection of nourishing bowls, with a special menu for dogs to come in the near future for a post-walk treat. The menu will evolve regularly to change with the seasons and the availability of fresh, seasonal produce.

The café will open from 8am and close at 4pm, creating opportunities for early morning diners to purchase their coffee and breakfast on their morning lake walks. Entry before 10am will be available from the north entry at the top of Orchard Hill; assistance with entry from staff will be available for patrons with accessibility needs.

Alaina Tuckett, Elsewhere at SAM Functions & Events Coordinator, says:

“The team at Elsewhere at SAM is incredibly excited to begin our journey at Shepparton Art Museum. We believe that seasonality equals sustainability, and we are committed to using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to minimise our carbon footprint and support local farmers. Our menu is a true culinary journey that traverses different cultures and palates, featuring dishes that are as diverse as they are delicious. And for our furry friends, we have a special dog treat menu, made with the same care and quality as our human dishes. Our friendly and welcoming team is always ready to make you feel at home in our vibrant, quirky atmosphere. If you need any assistance with accessibility before the museum is open at 10am, one of our amazing team members will be able to assist. Join us at Elsewhere at SAM and experience the magic of sustainable, locally sourced, and globally inspired cuisine!”

All café enquiries can be made via email at and more information can be found on

Image:  Elsewhere at SAM café. Shepparton Art Museum, 2023. Photo by Cam Matheson