Red Star Cafe: The Red Star Cafe, Hepburn Springs
Yummy food on the menu - prices were quite reasonable
Service was wonderful - with the waiters constantly filling our drinks, clearing the table and serving our meals promptly and with a smile.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Crumbed - with salad
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RED STAR CAFE: Where the Tourist and Locals meet
This is a great cafe' with casual feel.
Ed and Lynn have had fun with the decorating of the interior , they have created a warm friendly atmosphere.
During winter the big Pot Belly will keep you warm. This wood heater is a piece of art in it's self, a local artist created this piece of art work.
You will meet locals and tourists a like, all enjoying breakfast, lunch or just a coffee with cake.
Favorite Dish: You will find me most mornings having my strong latte with either poached eggs and bacon or ricotta pancakes with bacon and maple syrup.
Red Star is open for dinner on Friday ans Saturday night.
Boathouse Cafe': Great View
This Cafe' is set on the shores of Lake Daylesford. During the warmer days you can sit outside on the balcony.
You are surrounded by water and while dining you can watch the ducks and swans play, some of the water hens will visit the tables to finish of that left coffee and cake.
During winter you can sit inside beside the open fire. Looking out the window at the lake covered in mist.
Breakfast and lunch daily.
Dinner at weekends
Great Wedding reception area
You can hire a boat or canoe for a leisurely row around the lake.
There is a warning, weekends are very busy, please book....or you could be waiting until the following Sunday....
Favorite Dish: I love the big breakfast.
The lunch menu is extensive and all yummy.
Frangos and Frangos: Trendy
Jim Frangos has created an amazing Cafe'?Restaurant on the corner of Vincent Street in Daylesford.
Jim's eye for detail is shown in the unique decor. Many handmade pieces of iron work adorn the doors, signs and throughout the eating area.
Corner Cafe' Kookla is where you can hang out for a coffee or wine with a wood oven Pizza and other snacks from the menu.
Open for breakfast and lunch. On warmer days the doors open to face the main street. You can watch the locals go about there day.
There is also a fine dining Retaurant just up from Kookla. This is open for evening dining.
There is also a boutique giftware outlet, inbetween these eating areas.
Favorite Dish: I will have to admit that I haven't eaten here for a long time. I do here opinions and most are very positive. The only complaint is the meals are rather small.
The Pizza I have had was great.
They make a wonderful strong Latte'
Old Hepburn Hotel: Above average Pub Food
The Hepburn Pub is one of the last real pubs in this area. You can meet the locals at the bar.
Someone could be playing their guitar and singing in the back ground.
Friendly atmosphere. It can be too friendly at times, make sure you don't get locked in and stagger home at sunrise...
The food is great, from the Chicken Keiv to the Lamb Greek Salad. There are a variety of steaks and Vegie dishes...
Favorite Dish: Roast Beef with Vegetables
Yabbie tent at Lavendula festival: Yabbie pies & patties/burgers
Yabbie pies and burgers are kind of a delicacy to some (and yabbies are also exported - to explain what they are if you know them by another name, they're a little bit like a prawn but live in freshwater (usually muddy dams).
For most people though, eating yabbie is still an experimental food (like eating crocodile burgers or kangaroo) but Yabbie pate seems to be taking off, as you can now get it in supermarkets.
Favorite Dish: They were selling the yabbie burgers (bun, lettuce, yabbie burger) for $6 but I didn't try one.
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