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. 

Summer Extended Hours

Please note we will be CLOSED on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th December. We open again on Boxing day Tuesday 26th December from 12 noon – 5 pm. 

Extended Summer Hours – Saturdays: 6th Jan to 27th January.
Main meals will be served until 5 pm and antipasto and cheese platters will be served until 6 pm. Basils will also have an outside bar and the Café will be open for drinks until 7 pm.

Extended Summer Hours – Sundays: 7th to 28th January.
Mains served until 5 pm and we will be operating an outside bar. The Café will also be open for drinks until 7 pm.

Twilight Dinners on Friday 12th, 19th and 26th January. 5.30 pm – 9 pm.
Dinner served from 6 pm – 8.30pm. Bookings essential. See our EVENTS page for further details. 

Mid Week Breakfast Menu
From 27th January we will also be offering a light breakfast menu during weekdays (full menu is still available on the weekends). Monday to Friday – 8 am to 11 am, a limited menu including: Housemade Granola, Egg and Bacon rolls and Smoked Salmon and eggs Florentine.

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  

Moroccan Roasted Basils Cauliflower*  $26
with puffed Quinoa salad, roasted Almonds, lemon Crème Fraiche.
(V, GF & DF on request) 

Monkfish Scampi*  $30
with Parmentier Potatoes, Pea puree and Tartare Sauce.
(DF on request)

Lamb Cutlets  $28
on a Silverbeet and Chickpea Salad with Yoghurt and Garlic dressing and Dukkah.
(DF/GF on request) NB: this dish contains nuts and seeds. 

Szechuan Chicken Salad  $28
Free Range Bannockburn Chicken with Soba Noodle, Basils Broad Beans,
Cucumber, Herb and Sesame salad.
(GF and DF)

Basils Beef Stroganoff*  $54 for 2 
slow cooked premium Victoria Angus Beef Cheek with rich wild
Mushroom, Garlic and Brandy sauce, mixed Rice and Sour Cream.

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 Board  $18.00/person
Apostle Whey Blue, Apostle Whey Smoked Havarti and Victorian Brie cheese, with 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.

Smoothies  $6
mixed Berries, organic Fresh Milk & dash of Honey

For Bigger Kids

Roast Cauliflower Salad  $15
(V, GF & DF on request) 

Breaded Monk Fish and Roast Potatoes $15
with Salad.
(DF on request)

Beef Stroganoff  $15  
with Rice.

Smoothies  $6
mixed Berries, organic Fresh Milk & dash of Honey

In addition to the Basils Farm range of wines, Basils Cafe also offers a selection of Emma & Toms Juices, Emma & Toms Sparkling Beverages and Local Craft Beers from Blackman’s Brewery, Prickly Moses and Southern Bay Brewery. Local Ocean Grind Coffee and Organic Love Tea is also available.

Dining hall of basils Cafe

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


Szechuan Chicken with a Soba Noodle Salad. 


Dine amongst our expansive gardens and enjoy views over Swan Bay.


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.


Chocolate Brownie and Basils Farm Shiraz.


Moroccan Roasted Basils Cauliflower and a glass of Kiltynane Chardonnay.


Alfresco lunches are our speciality!