At the Mainspring we have built our community to support the creatives, entrepreneurs and small businesses of our region who inspire us daily. We still want to do that through these unprecedented times.
This is an evolving list of the local businesses who have been able to adapt to the most recent announcements from the Government. As the situation is rapidly changing, we hope to keep this page updated as frequently as we can.
For businesses who are able to remain open in some way, we ask you to use the hashtag #OpenForGeelong on Instagram so the community can find you easier. We will also use this hashtag to update this list.
For everyone else, please consider supporting these businesses wherever possible. They need our help in these challenging times to keep local jobs and put food on the table for their own family at home.
Please practice social distancing at this time, regularly wash your hands and avoid touching anything you don’t need to. If you are unwell, do not leave your house. Ordering online with delivery is the best way to ensure a contact-less way of supporting local businesses.
We are always together, even apart.
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CAFES + RESTAURANTS
7 Origins, Geelong West: Takeaway food and coffee. Please order by calling 5229 2725.
63 Degrees Highton: takeaway coffees and food. Delivery available to Highton, Belmont and Wandana Heights. Call 5241 6833
Alfie’s Cafe, Waurn Ponds: Takeaway food and coffee.
A spot for joe, CBD: Takeaway food and coffee, including at ‘At Home Bagel kit’. Order via the Skip app and pick up from the alley for contact-less service.
Beansqueeze, various locations: Drive-thru contact-less coffee and takeaway food. Please note Beansqueeze is now card only payments.
Barwon Club, Belmont: Takeaway take home meals and drinks. Dinner and pick up only.
Blank Space cafe, Newtown: Takeaway food and coffee. Online ordering to come, otherwise order over the phone 5221 3967.
Box Office, Geelong West: Takeaway food and coffee. Please order by calling 52618176.
Cafe Botticelli, Manifold Heights: Takeaway food, coffee and home baking kits. Order via the Skip app for contact-less order.
Cafe Palat, Breakwater: Takeaway coffee, sweets and meals.
Cafe Rook: Sri Lankan Fusion, CBD: Takeaway and home delivery food and coffee ($5 delivery fee applies). Order by calling 5222 7905.
Canteen cafe, Hamlyn Heights: Takeaway coffee and food.
Continental Geelong, CBD: Local artisan produce boxes available, content changing. Free delivery to Geelong and surrounds. Call 0400 858 240 to book.
Cool Cool Cool cafe, South Geelong: Takeaway sandwiches, sweets and coffee.
Daily Food Co: Weekly fresh meals delivered to Geelong and the Surf Coast.
Eastern Spice, CBD: Takeaway Indian food. Delivery also available, call 5221 9544 to order.
El Santo, CBD: Takeaway and delivered Mexican food and $5 sangrias. Delivery available to those within a couple of kms. Call 5221 2880 to order.
Feast Geelong, East Geelong: Takeaway food, coffee and ‘heat and eat’ meals. Delivery may be available. Call 4225 5577 to book.
Fiveft.One, Geelong West: Takeaway food and coffee. Lunch packs also available.
Frankie, CBD: Takeaway Asian-inspired food and drinks. Order by texting/calling 0438 684 117.
Fuel Coffee, CBD: Takeaway coffee and pastries. Call 0423224808
Geelong West Social Club, Geelong West: Takeaway bagels and coffee.
Hot Chicken Project, CBD: Takeaway food only (from 24 March) and cashless service. Order via Deliveroo, Orderhub or by calling 03 5221 8977.
House Iberia, Geelong West: Takeaway food, coffee and pantry items. Delivery also available. Order by texting 0417348381.
Le Fournil French Bakery, Geelong West: Takeaway coffee and baked goods.
Lipari Espresso Bar, CBD: Takeaway pasta and coffee.
Little Green Corner cafe, CBD: The Good Meal food subscription service or one-off meal. Pick up or delivery to Geelong and Barwon Heads.
Little M Cafe, CBD: Takeaway food, snacks and coffee. Please text through order to 0407 298 002 if possible.
The Local Geelong, East Geelong: Takeaway food, pizza, baked bread and coffees. Hours: Mon – Sun from 7.30am; Wed – Sat from 5pm.
Malaga Restaurant, Geelong: takeaway breakfast and lunch for the family! Call 5229 5969.
Oh Honey Geelong cafe, CBD: Takeaway food and coffee.
Okami restaurant, Geelong West: 10-course takeaway Japanese food. Delivery also available.
Pane di Matteo, Highton: Delivered pastry, fresh pasta, pizza dough and other goods.
Parma Bar, Geelong West: Takeaway and delivered parmis.
Pistol Pete’s, CBD: Southern American & Louisiana takeaway and delivery. Card payments and online ordering only. Order via Eat Appy.
Pizzeria Adamo, CBD: Takeaway pizza and pasta. Delivery available via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Door Dash.
Poco, Geelong West: Takeaway coffee and food.
Real Thai Cafe, Grovedale: Takeaway Thai food.
Steampacket Foods, Newtown: Takeaway take home meals and sweets. Delivery available (fees appy). Call 5221 4809 to order.
Sticks & Grace cafe, Newtown: Takeaway food and cafe. Delivery now available, order via the website or app.
The Sprout About, Breakwater: Takeaway take home meals. Pre-order by calling 5229 6131.
Truffleduck, Fyansford: Family meal packs available to order, pick up or delivery. Orders only taken over the phone, call 03 5229 7503. Payments to be made by credit card over the phone. Visit the Facebook page for the menu.
Twisted Dessert Bar, CBD: Takeaway desserts, delivery available. Twisted Dessert Bar is also sharing dessert recipes on socials.
Two Sugars, Highton: Takeaway pizza, pasta and coffee. Delivery available via UberEats.
Two Sugars Pako, Geelong West: Takeaway pizza, pasta, coffee and a selection of market items (e.g. fresh pasta).
Uncommon Grind Cafe, North Geelong: Takeaway food and coffee.
Unorthodox Kitchen and Grill: Takeaway food and pantry essentials. Delivery available via Uber Eats or Doordash.
Untitled Cafe, South Geelong: Takeaway bagels, coffee and more. Delivery coming soon.
Wildcatch Fish Co: Fresh seafood delivered to Geelong and surrounds.
Winifreds Corner Shop cafe, CBD: Takeaway food and coffee.
Winston & Co Cafe, Thomson: Take home meals and sweets. Please pre-order.
Workers Club, CBD: Takeaway and delivered American BBQ food. Call 03 5222 8331 to order.
Yeah Boy, Geelong West: Takeaway wholesome food. Delivery now available.
PANTRY & GROCERY SUPPLIES
East Fruit Shop, East Geelong: Fruit, vegetables and pantry items available for takeaway or delivery. For delivery please contact 5221 4860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geelong Fresh Foods, Geelong West: Fruit, vegetables and pantry essentials. Pre-packed fruit and vegetable boxes available for pick up.
Learoyd Fresh Geelong: Fresh fruit and vegetables delivered.
Yarra Street Quarter Masters, CBD: Drive-thru coffee, groceries and wine.
Valerie’s Pantry, Belmont: Bulk wholefoods, fresh produce and groceries. Orders only taken via phone or email. Call 5245 8656. Delivery available, check your suburb’s delivery day prior. For a product list.
Ampersand, Geelong West: Gifts, clothing, homewares and more. Also has a range of puzzles and games perfect for isolation.
Archive Wine Bar, Belmont: Bottle shop and deli. Order a ‘Survive in Style’ pack now.
Be My Keeper ceramics: Workshops postponed. Now offering hire a wheel, purchase clay and Dani will fire your creations.
Cecil and Gunn, CBD: Homewares, fashion, vintage and beauty.
Cheap as Chips, Bell Park: Eclectic retail store with some appliances, homewares, bric-a-brac.
Eyewear on Pako: Contact lenses, prescription glasses and sunglasses. Phone or DM to purchase, delivery available.
Flowerbowl, East Geelong: Gift someone a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Make my Topper: Laser cut cake toppers.
Morgan Jamieson Art: Art prints still available online as well as branding and design services. She has also made a download-able colouring sheet.
Natural Harry: Ethically sourced and sustainable gifts.
Peony and Weasel Flower Co: Flower bouquets to give to those in need. Order by calling (03) 5223 1459.
Sports Boards: Magnetic and non-magnetic white boards.
Trading Treasures Crystals: Crystals, gems and minerals with a range of reading materials. Delivery available.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Bodhi & Co, Belmont: Health and wellness hub offering Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Injury Prevention, Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy Treatment, Back Pain, Elite Sport Training, Myotherapy, Massage, Dry Needling, Cupping and more.
Botanicals by Luxe: Professional skincare range for purchase. Online orders with delivery only, no pick up. Please only buy what you need.
Little Bantam Surf Training: Surf style training and general training now offered online.
Nourishing Life Nutrition: Qualified nutritionist offering meal planning, recipe development and more. All consultations now conducted online.
Renew Yourself: Natural and organic hand-created products and skincare.
Sarah Appleford Nutrition: Qualified nutritionist. All consultations taken online via Zoom, with supplements able to be ordered online and delivered.
Upstate Studios, CBD, Newtown & Torquay: Live streaming classes as well as daily online meditations.
West Geelong Chiropractic, Geelong West: Chiropractor services.
Prosper Hair Studio, Geelong: Hair salon and beauty bar.
Amy Lee Carlon Photography: Photography services for weddings, events and small businesses.
Born and Bred HR: Historical Researcher based in Melbourne, Geelong, the Bellarine and Surf Coast specialising in family and Victorian history research.
Bromley Phillips Accounting, CBD: Boutique accounting firm that can help you and your business be successful, organised and inspired. Services offered online and over the phone.
Cabinet Makers Choice, Grovedale: Wardrobe and cabinetry supplies. Open for appointment only, home delivery available.
Mercedes Benz Geelong, Belmont: Open business as usual.
Walker Safety Services: Safety solutions for your workplace. Contact online.
The Warehouse Geelong, CBD: Luxury accomodation to self-isolate.
Main image is from Valerie’s Pantry via Instagram.
With all listings, please be mindful Government advice and bans may change at any time. We will try to keep this page as updated as possible, but please check ahead before ordering, calling or visiting.
If your business has since closed, please let us know so we can update this page.