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  • 63 Degree Egg Entree
    63 Degree Egg Entree
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  • Chicken two ways and gnocci
    Chicken two ways and gnocci
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    chocolate and strawberry sharing platter
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    The Lakehouse: By the Lake

    by Helen1989 Written Nov 7, 2012
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    The Lakehouse is a beautiful venue for a special occasion dinner, wedding or weekend retreat - as is most places in Daylesford!

    The famous Chef Alla Wolftasker inspires me so much, not just because shes amazing with food but shes so passionate about promoting her region and the use of local produce. Shes such a valuable contribution to the tourism phenomena that has surrounded Daylesford.

    I first visited the Lake house on a photoshoot for work, we took several photos of dishes and were fortunate to sample some of them after we had finished shooting. After getting engaged I decided this was the place I wanted to get married, anyone whos as passionate as Alla I trust to provide an amazing experience for our family and friends.

    So It was time to bring the family to taste some of the food .. after all they are going to be coming back!

    Whilst it is expensive to dine at the lakehouse ($100pp for 3 courses and I think $180pp matched with wines) I stress that you are not going simply for dinner, you are going for an experience!

    I enjoyed a 63 degree egg entree (Vegetarian), Chicken and Gnocci main and for dessert a chocolate and strawberry platter (shared by two). The food was delicious although family members did struggle with menu selection due to alot of meals containing some sort of offal or raw component. Fortunately with events you are able to work with the Chefs to select something that will suit everyone :)

    Favorite Dish: Dessert of Course!

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    Boat House Cafe: Brekkie with a View

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Early on Saturday morning, Anne, Sarah, Doug and I ventured out of sleepy little Hepburn Springs into the bustling town of Daylesford, and on to the beautiful lake front cafe of the Boat House on Daylesford Lake. There were plenty of ducks on the water as we "ducked" in ourselves for some brekkie.

    The usual suspects all appeared on the menu, with traditional favorites like poached eggs and toast, bacon, and even eggs benedict.

    They also had a full range of tea and coffee options, where Doug introduced me to the fun of chai~!

    The main reason however to venture out this way is the lake... a beautiful setting for eating those eggs!

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    Sweet Decadence at Locantro: Go to the Choco Capital of Daylesford

    by ATXtraveler Written Dec 27, 2005

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    While combing the streets for bargains on antiques, books, and country art, the crew got a little hungry for some lunch. Anne directed us to a place that would surely fill our caloric intake for the afternoon as well as curb our sweet teeth for a few minutes and this was at Sweet Decadence. How little did we know that this name was very appropriate, but we would soon find out.

    The place was absolutely packed on the inside, so we decided to enjoy the sun outside on the patio. Unfortunately for us, every single fly in a two block radius was given the high sign and sat at our table waiting impatiently for table scraps. They must also know how good the food is!

    I had nachos to start, and half of Sarah's Avocado Chicken sandwich and was full before the dessert options came up. I still was able to devour a "hedgehog" for dessert which was delicious. Sarah went with the cookies and creme truffle which looked equally devine!

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  • Cliffy's: Old World Charm

    by Anne12 Updated Dec 8, 2005

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    When you enter this Cafe' your eyes will wander from one item to another. You will see a selection of packaged biscuits, chocolates, lollies, herbs and spices plus much , much more.

    The menu has a list of yummy homemade foods from soups to open sandwiches and the specials of the day.

    You can sit and have a great coffee or select a wine from the winelist.

    Cliffy's is open for Breakfast and lunch.
    You can book this area for a special function.

    Outside the Cafe' you have tables and chairs set in the surrounds of vines and other colourful table decorations.
    A very relaxing place to sit in the sun or inside where it's warm and welcoming.
    The nursery is next door , here they have pots of colour along the footpath.

    Favorite Dish: A Ploughman's platter goes very well with a glass of local wine....

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  • Stoaked: Gourmet Pizza and Pasta Dishes

    by Anne12 Written Dec 8, 2005

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    Stoaked Cafe'

    Stoaked is a cafe' /restaurant that has a variety of Takeaway choices or you can also eat in.

    On a sunny day you can sit outside enjoy a drink or two and people watch.

    Stoaked has gourmat pizzas, pasta and many other dishes on the menu.
    It is also licensed.

    Their trading hours are
    Lunch Friday to Sunday
    Dinner Monday to Sunday

    Takeaway during these times.

    Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed their Gourmet Pizzas

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  • Koukla Cafe': Great Decor

    by Anne12 Updated Dec 7, 2005

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    Koukla @ Frangos and Frangos

    This is a trendy cafe on the corner of the main street.

    The decor is casual and rather funky. The doors across the front are opened on a warm day.
    When it's cold outside there is a roaring fire in the cafe'

    There are bench seats around the fire area.

    You can have a coffee and muffin.
    Breakfast
    Lunch and dinner.
    The Gourmet Pizzas are great.
    A menu of great goodies.

    Favorite Dish: Great coffee
    Good muffins
    Yummy breakfast

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  • Gourmet Larder: Gourmet's Delight

    by Anne12 Updated Dec 7, 2005

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    Lots Of Goodies

    When you enter the Gourmet Larder you look straight to the long fridge with lots of goodies to choose from.
    Lots of cheeses, olives, fresh meats and loads more.
    Wonderful pate's

    You can get freshly made sandwiches.

    If you eat on the premises you can have a glass of wine with your meal.
    Or a cup of coffee.

    Seats are also outside.

    Favorite Dish: I love getting a selection of goodies to take home

    You can spend what you want:) It adds up as you keep ordering bits and pieces.

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  • Daylesford Health Food Shop: Healthy Options

    by Anne12 Updated Dec 7, 2005

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    Health Food Shop

    This shop has been in Daylesford for many years.
    Pam is the owner and she has worked over the last 20 odd years to make available an alternative to your everyday menu.

    Here you can get fresh sandwiches and rollups full of salads.
    A mixture of yummy vegie pies, pasties and other great pastries.

    You can buy jars of sauces, fresh pasta and also great breads.

    There is a shelf full of vitamins and other alternative products.

    You can buy fresh peanut butter, bring or own container if you can.

    There is also an assortment of homemade cakes and cookies. Plus some yogurt lollies.

    This is a place to check out.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoy the salad rollups .
    The fresh pasta is wonderful as is the fresh breads avalaible.

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  • Harvest Cafe' & Organic Grocery: Go Organic

    by Anne12 Written Dec 6, 2005

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    Harvest Cafe'

    Harvest Cafe' was the first Vegetarian cafe' to hit the streets of Daylesford.

    New owners have now taken this on and have also added the Organic Grocery.

    Organic Beers and wines
    organic and natural cosmetics
    Grocery, dairy and bulk foods.

    Breakfast and lunch Menu

    Lots of wholesome food.

    Open 7 days a week.

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  • Breakfast and Beer: Beer by the barrel load

    by Anne12 Written Dec 6, 2005

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    Something different

    Finally this old building was bought to life by a young couple that had a dream of opening a different style of cafe' in Daylesford.

    Breakfast and Beer has something like 200 different beers for you to try, I wouldn't advise to do this in one sitting:)
    I am not a lover of Beer, I did try the Strawberry Beer and quite liked it.

    You don;t have to drink Beer, there are wines and the a good coffee served as well.

    There is a Beer Garden out the back, this is where you can have a BBQ.

    Summer trading hours are..
    Weekdays Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11am
    Weekends Saturday 9am to 1am
    Sunday 9am to 10pm

    Favorite Dish: The Tapas platters go will with a few wines or Beer.

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  • Meercato@Daylesford: Relaxing Space

    by Anne12 Written Dec 6, 2005

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    This restaurant has a bright spacious feel to the interior.
    You have a selection of local and interstate wines to choose from.

    Open fire in the winter. You can sit in the lounge bar and let your eyes wander to the Art Exhibition on the surrounding walls.

    Dinner is Friday to Tuesday
    Tuesday is locals night.

    Lunch is Sunday only from 12 to 3pm

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    Beer and Breakfast: Belgian beer cafe

    by Kate-Me Written Sep 15, 2005

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    I love the sign...very multicultural
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    Beer and Breakfast is a combination of coffee house, light meals cafe, and most of all, Belgian Beer pub. The cafe is fairly new (early 2005) and the owners went to a lot of trouble to renovate the unoccupied historic building to what it is now, including adding a spiral staircase to the upstairs small sitting area and toilet (which has been reviewed for its 'uniqueness' in a Melbourne lifestyle magazine.
    The only drawback is that the cafe seating is limited to just a few tables and about 20 people, but that may change with time, and summer if they move out to the footpath as well during the day.
    There's a great variety of belgian beers (more than 30 at any one time, or could be more) which is often changing. They also have beers I'd never heard of, like cherry flavoured beer.
    The owners are a dutch man and his Australian partner, and seem enthused in what they're doing and have created, which is quite unique (it is not a chain Belgian beer cafe as you'd find in Melbourne, but individual. I don't believe there are any other belgian beer cafes around, apart from in Melbourne city).

    Favorite Dish: We tried the Map coffee they had on offer, and found it rather good.
    We weren't there for a meal, but the Nasi Goreng on the menu has tempted me to come back one lunch time....
    Coffee is about the least expensive of all cafes I've seen in Daylesford (some Daylesford prices can be a bit steep for Coffee as the town is so 'chic' now, so it pays to shop around)

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    Modern Day Bakery & Cafe: Aussie Pies!!!

    by tigerjapan Updated Sep 10, 2005

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    A good little bakery in Daylesford, we enjoyed the quick bite to eat we had here. It was our first bakery on our most recent Australian trip... but it certainly wasn't the last.

    Take had a chicken and vegetable pie and said it was excellent.

    JQ had a sausage roll and loved every minute of it.

    I had a pastie with sauce and thought it was quite good.

    Favorite Dish: Wish i had tried the chicken pie, as am now a huge fan.

    Also the Hawaiian pie seems very interesting too.

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    Sault 1: European style on one side....

    by Kate-Me Written Aug 18, 2004

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    Sault from the entrance side

    Sault is a restaurant that's 'off the beaten track' for me since I don't live in Daylesford.
    I've just started working as a volunteer at the Visitor Information Centre in Dayelsford and once a month the volunteers jump on a bus and go on a tour of the region, inspect tourist attractions, B & B's and try out cafes and restaurants, and Sault was on our list for this trip. I'd heard that it was becoming popular, but knew nothing about it.
    I can't speak for the prices, as ours was a lunch special, and combined menu to give us a sample of several things on their menu, but they do have a locals night on a Tuesday where you can have dinner for $15 including a glass of wine. Otherwise, I'd say meals are quite expensive there...but so delicious!
    Excellent for a special occasion. I thoroughly enjoyed the food. The style is mostly mediterranean and you have a great view looking out the big front glass wall of windows (the restaurant is shaped a bit like a hexagon) down to the large ornamental lake and their fields of lavender which will look beautiful in the summer.

    Favorite Dish: I tried several dishes and enjoyed them all - a kind of chickpea curry, a filo pastry with goats cheese and other filling inside, and their couscous was delicious too.
    And so was our carrot cake for dessert.

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    Various names...: Sidewalk Cafes.

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    Teapot and cup

    I was disappointed with the Cafe's in Daylesford. There were about 4 in the main street, each with only a couple of tables on the sidewalk, and not many more inside... Needless to say we walked around for quite some time before we found a table that was vacant.

    Favorite Dish: The food looked very nice, but they sure could use some lessons in making a cappuccino.

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