Café Menu

Basils Café Current opening hours: 

Regular Business Hours 

Monday – Wednesday: Closed.

Please note from Monday 17th July through to mid-September, we will be closed from Monday to Wednesday. 

Thursday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm.

  • 8am-11am.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.

Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm.

  • 8am-11am. Full breakfast menu.
  • Lunch from 12pm-4pm. Full Café menu available.

Full Breakfast available every WEEKEND. 

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

At Basils Farm we LOVE to keep things fresh – using eggs from our chooks, ‘just picked’ seasonal produce from our garden and partnering with great local producers and suppliers to complement the growing season. (Please note, our menu changes monthly). 

Breakfast Menu*

8 am – 11 am (Saturday & Sunday only)  

Basils Porridge $13.00
Hot oats with hot soy milk, saffron pear, homegrown rhubarb crumble. (DF) 

Free-range Smoked Basils Egg & Bacon Roll $12.00
with homemade relish and cheddar on a Zeally Bay Organic Sourdough Ciabatta. (GF & DF on request)

Bacon & Eggs on toast $15.00
Two eggs, poached or fried served with locally smoked bacon and Zeally Bay Organic sourdough. (GF & DF on request)

Homemade Smoky Beans on Toast $15.00
Homemade smoky beans, one fried egg with Zeally Bay Organic Sourdough Seed and Sprout bread. (GF & DF on request)

Carrot and Zucchini Fritters  $18.00
With citrus cured salmon, lemon crème fraiche and dukkah poached egg. (GF)


Grilled Mushrooms with Kale Pesto $4.00       
Egg – Poached or Fried $3
Homemade Smoky Baked Beans $5.00     
Grilled Spanish Style Chorizo $6.00

Lunch Menu

12 noon – 4 pm (Thurs – Sun)

Main Meals 

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Wedge* $26
with Cheese & Leek sauce, toasted Seeds, warm Kale & Almond salad.
(V. DF & GF on request)

Grilled Market Fish $29
with Parsley & Mustard Leaf Crust on Basils Olive & Herb Cous Cous, preserved Lemon, Drysdale Goats Feta & Organic Olive Oil. (DF available)

Thai Red Chicken Curry* $26
With Marinated Free Range Chicken Breast and Thigh Pieces,  Roasted Nuts, Fried Onions, Beanshoots and sliced Chillies. Served with steamed Mixed Rice and Coriander. (GF & DF)

Pot Braised Beef Brisket* $28  
With Onions, Basils Garden Greens and Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Root Veggies. (GF & DF)

Ribs for Two!  $55 
Rack of American Pork Ribs, slow cooked and basted with Basils BBQ
sauce with local Potato, Bean and Herb Salad & Smoky Bacon Beans. (GF)

Please note, dishes with * indicate they are also available on the Children’s Menu below. 

Something Light

Antipasto Platter $18/person
Salmon frittata, Basils Farm fresh eggs & broccolini, ham hock terrine with piccalilli, Victorian smoked trout pate, local salami, fresh organic garden vegetables (roasted & pickled), marinated olives, house made dips & Zeally Bay sourdough organic bread. (Gluten Free on request)  

Cheese Platter  $16.00/person
Blue, Pepper Havarti and Brie from Apostle Whey cheeses,
homemade crackers, fruit & nuts and quince paste. (Gluten Free on request) 

A selection of Housemade Cakes  $6.00 & $8.00

*Plus additional weekend specials.  

Help Save the endangered Orange-bellied Parrot
Swan Bay’s RAMSAR wetlands annually attract these rare endangered migratory parrots. To help ensure their survival, Basils Farm are donating $1 from every WEEKLY SPECIAL sold to the Orange-bellied Parrot Foundation.

Children’s Menu (12 years and under) 

Ham and Cheese Croissant  $6

Savoury Muffin
Pumpkin, honey & sultana savoury muffin.  $6

Kids Platter
Cheese, ham, apricots, celery and grapes served with
crackers & fun extras!  $10

For Bigger Kids

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Wedge $15
With Cheesy Leek sauce and Basils Greens. (V. DF & GF on request)

Grilled Market Fish $15
On Basils Olive & Herb Cous Cous. (DF available)

Pot Braised Beef $15 
With Onions, Basils Garden Greens and Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Veggies.
(GF & DF)

Dining hall of basils Cafe

Bright and airy cafe or sit outside and take in the views!


A beautiful way to dine with our expansive gardens and Swan Bay views


Grilled Market Fish Nicoise – on our July lunch menu


Basils Farm Platter

Basils Farm Antipasto Platters – can be made up for one or many!



No matter where you sit the view is captivating! Perfect for your next event.


A delicious selection of house made cakes with locally roasted Ocean Grind coffee