Café Menu

Basils Café Current opening hours: 

Regular Business Hours 

Monday – Tuesday: Closed.

Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am – 3 pm.

  • 8am-11am.Coffee, cakes and breakfast rolls.
  • Lunch from 12pm. 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.

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. 

OPEN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 12 noon to 5 pm.
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 Fruit & Nut Granola   $12
Served with yoghurt and berry compote.
(DF or GF* on request. For GV option, add $2).

Egg and Smoked Bacon Roll   $12
With homemade relish, cheddar & Zeally Bay ciabatta.
(GF & DF on request).

Hash Brown Stack
2 Hash Browns, sauteed Kale, Poached Egg with Hollandaise
(GF on request).
with Bacon     $17
with Chorizo  $18
with Salmon   $21

Bacon & Eggs on toast   $15
Two eggs, poached or fried served with locally smoked bacon and Zeally Bay Organic sourdough. (GF & DF on request).

Stuffed Field Mushies on Sourdough   $17
on Sourdough, sautéed Basils Greens and Haloumi.
(Vegetarian,  GV on request).

House Cured Salmon Bagel   $19
with Chive Cream Cheese with a dash of Caviar. 

Egg – Poached or Fried   $3
Sauteed Basils Greens   $4       
Hash Browns (2)   $5     
Smokey Bacon   $6

Lunch Menu

12 noon – 4 pm (Thurs – Sun)

Main Meals – for OCTOBER 

Beetroot, Ricotta & Pearl Cous Cous Salad* $27
Basils Chickory and fresh Herbs.
(V, GF & DF on request) 

Pan Fried Market Fish* $30
with White Beans, Basils Fennel & Blood Orange dressing
(GF, DF)

Japanese Katsu Curry $29
Crumbed Free Range Bannockburn Chicken, Coconut Rice,
Basils Pak Choi Asian Slaw.

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder* $29  
Black pudding, Basils Cauliflower Cheese puree, Spiced Apple Chutney,
Basils Cabbage and Bacon.
(GF on request)

Western Victorian Spring Lamb Ribs  $57 for 2 
Garlic, Rosemary and Honey, sauteed New Season Potatoes,
pickled Basils Red Cabbage.
(GF and DF on request) *NB:- this dish contains nuts & seeds

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

Something Light

Antipasto Platter $19/person
Salmon, Cauliflower & Zucchini frittata using Basils Farm fresh eggs, pickled local Portarlington mussels, house made Duck liver pate, Victorian salami, fresh organic garden vegetables (roasted & pickled), marinated olives, hummus & kale pesto* & Zeally Bay sourdough organic bread. *NB: contains seeds and nuts.
(Gluten Free on request)  

Cheese Platter  $18.00/person
Apostle Whey Blue, Apostle Whey Smoked Havarti and Victorian Brie cheese, with homemade crackers, fresh fruit, celery and quince paste. (Gluten Free on request) 

A selection of Housemade Cakes  $6.00 to $9.00

*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 is donating $1 from every WEEKLY SPECIAL sold to the Orange-bellied Parrot Foundation.

Children’s Menu (12 years and under) 

Ham and Cheese Croissant  $7

Pumpkin, Honey & Sultana Savoury Muffin  $6

Kids Platter Box $10
Cheese, ham, apricots, celery, carrot sticks, fresh grapes served with
Crackers and hummus.

For Bigger Kids

Beetroot & Cous Cous Salad $15
with Ricotta.
(V, GF & DF on request) 

Grilled Market Fish $15
with Salad.
(GF, DF)

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder $15  
with New Potatoes, Gravy and Cheesy Cauliflower.
(GF on request)

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 – on our October 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