Welcome to our Wonderland!

A 160-seat café and events venue in the midst of the industrial strip of Bayswater VIC.

Opened in March 2017, the Hatter & the Hare is a food emporium like no other. Situated in the midst of Bayswater’s industrial strip on Scoresby Road, it is a café, patisserie and event venue, offering a variety of gastronomic experiences that inspire patrons to unleash their wild imaginations.

Subtlety and elegance with a touch of the whimsical are top of mind and these are evident the moment you step into the Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired 160-seat café. There’s a seasonal menu that reflects the madness behind our kitchen team’s food vision; a selection of sweet treats with over a hundred varieties whipped out from the night and day dreams of our pastry team; a very busy barista station that churns out over a thousand specially-crafted hot and cold drinks on a daily basis; a High Tea service comparable to none and that will make you feel like royalty; and a growing list of services to cater to the local community including families and other businesses.

With a creative and open mind, there is (almost) nothing impossible to be had at the Hatter and the Hare. Join the madness and visit us at 1/21 Scoresby Road, Bayswater.

Celebrate in Mad Style!

We’d love to help you make your event vision come true.

Our Events team will work with you to understand what you need to have the celebration you want to have for any occasion. Our packages will fit both private or corporate settings and if you want something more customised, we are more than happy to accommodate them within reason.

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Meet the Team

We are a proud employer of talented individuals from our local community.

Meet the creative individuals who help make the Hatter & the Hare the Wonderland it is today.

Meet the Team


We love working with other creatives to achieve our vision.

Branding & Art Direction by

Sally Piskuric
Illustrations by

Janine Rewell
Photography & Videography by

Mind Society Studios