Café Menu

Basils Café Current opening hours: 

Regular Business Hours 

Monday – Tuesday Closed.

Wednesday: 9 am – 3 pm.

  • 9am-11am. Coffee, cakes and breakfast rolls.
  • Lunch from 12pm-3pm. Antipasto Platters, menu specials & coffee/cakes.

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)

Sweet Potato, Kale and Chickpea Falafels* $26
Quinoa Tabouli, Hummus, Tzatziki, grilled Garlic Flatbread with Basils Pickled Cabbage Salad.  (DF & GF on request)  

Grilled Market Fish $28.00
With Simmered in a Tomato and Coriander Kerala, steamed fragrant rice with herbs from the garden, yoghurt and coriander. GF (DF on request)

Victorian Rump Steak Laska  $26
Spicy Coconut Sauce, Rice noodles and peanuts, Basils Bok Choy with fresh Basils Herbs and Chillies. GF & DF

Slow Braised Whole Pig & Mushroom Ragu* $28  
With Basils Shiraz, Sage and Parmesan Polenta and sauteed greens. GF

Mustard, Honey and herbed local Lamb Shoulder* $28 for 1 / $54 for 2 
Roasted Winter Vegies, Basils Kale bubble and squeak. GF

Antipasto Platter $18.00 per person
with in-house ceviche salmon, 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

Dishes with * indicate they are also available on the Children’s Menu below. 

**SHIRAZ WEEKEND – 8th & 9th July** Special Menu Offers: 

In addition to our regular menu and antipasto platter we will also be offering two Shiraz inspired dishes.

  • Local Prime Rib of Beef slowly roasted to medium, with Chive Mash, Pink Peppercorn Sauce and Roasted Parsnips,  $34 (GF). 
  • Smoky Oxtail and Winter Vegetable Broth served with Garlic, Caramelised Onion and Cheese Loaf, $25. (GF bread on request). 

*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, grapes, served with
hummus dip and crackers.  $10

For Bigger Kids

Sweet Potato, Kale and Chickpea Falafels $15
Quinoa Tabouli, Hummus, Tzatziki, grilled Garlic Flatbread with Basils Pickled Cabbage Salad.  (DF and GF on request)  

Slow Braised Pork and Mushroom Ragu $15
with Cheesy Polenta and sauteed greens. (GF) 

Mustard, Honey and herbed local Lamb Shoulder $15
Roasted Winter Vegies, Basils Kale bubble and squeak. (GF)        

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


Warm Brown Rice Salad – on the lunch menu


A dish from the lunch menu – Grilled Local Fish



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