Basils Café

Basils Café

Recently renovated, Basils Café seats 45 indoors with the comfort of an open fire in winter and air-conditioning in summer. The 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 vineyards and the potager garden to Swan Bay and the historic township of Queenscliff. Even the kids can have fun, playing our outdoor games, 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 prepared by chef’s Greg and Jeremy, 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 – Cheese from Drysdale Cheeses and Apostle Whey, meat and poultry from Farm Foods Queenscliff and Ravens Creek Farm, milk from Timboon Farm, organic breads from Zeally Bay Sourdough 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.


Regular Business Hours 

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday:  9 am – 3 pm.

  • 9 am-11 am. Coffee, cakes and breakfast rolls.
  • Lunch from 12 pm-3 pm. Antipasto and cheese platters, menu specials, coffee and cakes.
  • Wine tastings conducted in the Cafe.

Thursday 9 am – 3 pm

  • 9 am-11 am. Coffee, cakes and breakfast rolls.
  • Lunch from 12pm-2pm. Full Café menu available.
  • “Locals” special – Main meal from the specials board or main meal and a glass of wine for $30. Coffee & Cake for $10.
  • Wine Tastings conducted in the Cafe.

Friday:  9 am – 5 pm

  • 9 am-11 am. Coffee, cakes and breakfast rolls.
  • Lunch from 12pm-4pm. Full Café menu available.
  • “Locals” special – Main meal from the specials board or main meal and a glass of wine for $30. Coffee & Cake for $10.
  • Wine Tastings at the Cellar Door, open 11 am to 5 pm.

Saturday:  8 am – 5 pm

  • 8 am-11 am. Full breakfast menu.
  • Lunch from 12 pm-4 pm. Full Café menu available.
  • Wine Tastings at the Cellar Door, open 11 am to 5 pm.

Sunday:  8 am – 5 pm

  • 8 am-11 am. Full breakfast menu.
  • Lunch from 12 pm-4 pm. Full Cafe menu available.
  • Wine Tastings at the Cellar Door, open 11 am to 5 pm.

Please note: A 15% Surcharge will apply on Public Holidays