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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

If you're wanting a farm adventure or even taking a little time out and heading to Phillip Island on a mini break, Caldermeade Farm is the perfect way to break the journey.

We were drawn to Caldermeade Farm as it meant the kids could have a run around, experience a new farm, we could get a coffee and devour some lunch.

caldermeade farm rabbits

caldermeade farm cows

The farm centres around the rustic farmhouse cafe which is smack bang in the middle of it all. Inside you can enjoy a hearty breakfast, fresh homemade pies, devonshire tea and other tasty treats. Meals are large and could easily be shared by two. There's a breakfast kids menu serving pancakes, bacon and egg or toast and a kids lunch menu serving fish and chips, nuggets and chips (the usual fare) and highchairs are available. The milkshakes are creamy and certainly warrant a taste!

On a cold winters day the roaring fireplace is a cosy and welcome spot to dine near or in Warmer weather you can sit outside in the fresh air.

A change table is situated in the restroom. It's also worth mentioning there are vegetarian and celiac options available and the staff are very welcoming and accommodating.

caldermeade farm and cafe

caldermeade farm playground

Outside the cafe is a kids playground, a real tractor to climb and scramble on (great photo opportunities here!) and a little petting animal enclosure of goats, pigs, calves, chickens and a rabbit pen. You can't feed the animals but you can certainly have a close encounter with them. Around the back of the cafe is a massive dairy where you can watch cows being milked at 3.30pm everyday. Viewing is via a glass fronted platform and forms a great insight into a working farm.

You and the kids will be thankful for this little country stop-off.

TOP TIP

Wear gumboots. There's only one path to the cafe and the grounds can become water logged.

WHERE

4385 South Gippsland Highway Caldermeade 3984

Telephone: 03 5997 5000

OPENING HOURS

Caldermeade Farm & Cafe  is open every day except Christmas day

9am – 5pm weekends, public holidays and school holidays
9am – 4pm weekdays

Weather

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28°C

Melbourne, Australia

Sunny

Humidity: 31%

Wind: 16.09 km/h

  • 04 Jan 2019

    Sunny 41°C 20°C

  • 05 Jan 2019

    Partly Cloudy 23°C 15°C

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