Basils Farmhouse Café seats 45 indoors and the adjacent lawn area, surrounded by landscaped gardens, provides seating for over 100. Sit amongst the mature fig and citrus trees and absorb the breathtaking views across the lawned area and potager garden to Swan Bay and the historic township of Queenscliff. Even the kids can have fun, playing our outdoor games, digging in the sandpit or exploring the edible garden.
From September to April visitors can enjoy our “Sunday Sessions” – a relaxed vibe of acoustic tunes from talented local musicians, every Sunday afternoon. Please check our Events page for artists and dates.
Our seasonal menu always includes fresh produce from of our own gardens. Don’t be surprised if you see one of the kitchen staff scurry past your table and out the door headed to the potager garden… then pass you on the way back loaded with armfuls of freshly picked produce. Chances are it’s about to be served up to you for lunch.
It’s who we are and what we do.
Sustainability and supporting local producers is important to us. If it’s not fresh out of our garden, it’s direct from one of our specialty local producers – Farm Foods Queenscliff, Cheese from Drysdale Cheeses and Apostle Whey, Bannockburn Chicken, Great Ocean Road Ducks, Drysdale Farm Fresh, milk from Schulz Organic Dairy, extra eggs from Wes Eggs and coffee beans specially roasted for us locally by Ocean Grind. We also make all our cakes in-house.
Basils Café offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the full range of Basils Farm wines including – Kiltynane, Basils Farm and Pn2, in addition to a selection of local boutique beers, organic juices and soft drinks.
Open Wednesday – Sunday. (CLOSED Monday & Tuesday).
Weekdays – Café hours: 9am – 4pm.
Cellar Door hours: 11am to 4pm.
Breakfast – 9am to 11am. (Limited menu, as per menu page).
Lunch – 12pm to 3pm. (Full menu + Specials).
Weekends – Café hours: 8am to 5pm.
Cellar Door hours: 11am to 5pm.
Breakfast – 8am to 11am (Full menu).
Lunch – 12pm to 4pm (Full menu + specials).
OPEN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 12 noon to 5 pm.
Please note: A 15% Surcharge will apply on Public Holidays
Dogs at Basils Farm
We love our furry friends and welcome well-behaved dogs that can be placed on a leash (as we also have lots of families visit). We have many lovely shady spots under our fruit trees and also gums, for doggies to relax. Please also ensure you keep your dog off the garden and bring/take away clean up bags with you.