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Caldermeade Farm and Cafe

#2,115 of 4,111 things to do in Victoria
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4385 South Gippsland Highway, Victoria 3984, Australia
+61 3 5997 5000
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Random stop off - glad we did

We saw this driving to our weekend away and decided to stop on a whim. Glad we did a cute little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rocht
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Melbourne, Australia
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Very average

My adult children took my mum and I here for Mother's Day for breakfast. Everyone in our party was... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
DonzMelb
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Melbourne, Australia
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Caldermeade Farm offers a unique experience for family and friends. Enjoy great country food in the natural settings of a large commercial dairy farm, view milking in progress and let the children experience the joys of the small animal nursery. Situated on the South Gippsland Highway just south of Pakenham and Kooweerup, Caldermeade Farm and Cafe is the ideal place to stop off on a trip to Phillip Island or a visiting the many attractions of Gippsland. Settled in 1875, Caldermeade was originally one of the region's premier beef cattle properties. Today it is a modern, fully operational commercial dairy farm focussing on educating and entertaining its visitors. Nestled behind century old Hawthorn hedges is the friendly family café providing indoor and outdoor dining. Schools, community, disabled and special interest groups can take advantage of specialized farm tours by arrangement.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible21%
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“farm animals” (7 reviews)
“meat pie” (5 reviews)
“morning tea” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4385 South Gippsland Highway, Victoria 3984, Australia
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+61 3 5997 5000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this driving to our weekend away and decided to stop on a whim. Glad we did a cute little cafe awaited. Coffee was good. Food was reasonable - not amazing but hit the spot. Then ventured out to see the nursery with goats,...More

Thank Rocht
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My adult children took my mum and I here for Mother's Day for breakfast. Everyone in our party was very disappointed. Firstly one of the chairs was wet and my 70 year old mother told the young boy working here about it and he just...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Stopped for lunch on our way to Coal Creek Musuem. Granddaughter had nuggets & chips and a milk shake, we had pies, salad & chips. Pies were really salty but at least they had real chunks of meat. Very expensive and we did have to...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I’m from the UK & have been here with my grandchildren before. Nice play area & ice creams are good. Since changing hands in 2017 less focus is on the petting animals, only greedy goats now but there was free food to give them. Food...More

1  Thank Allbreeds
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were taken here by friends. This place is set on a dairy farm looks interesting but when you enter this busy cafe its slightly underwhelming , basic table a chair setting not much atmosphere a bit gruby. Hot tin roof and heaps of flys...More

1  Thank Prue16
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Caldermeade for many years on our way down to Phillip Island on our annual holiday but based on this visit, it will be the last time. The menu was not as good, neither was the food. The chips were anemic,...More

1  Thank Zoe D
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We pass there twice a week and thought we'd give it a go. Open until 4, but cafe kitchen closes at 3??? Not a friendly reception. Dirty tables... not cleaned at all while we waited and waited and ...... waited. Bruscetta finally came out for...More

2  Thank Jessie E
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Nice little spot for a quick stop. Calves, goats, chicks and chickens. Visited just after New Year and was able to buy some local cherries and blueberries! Delish. Nice for families. Plenty of off street parking.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a ploughmans to share between 4 We had one piece of bread and couple crackers..which we quickly ate and had nothi g to put the rest of the cheese and meats.. We had to pay for extra bread and crackers.. and again it...More

2  Thank lizaandgreg
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Family stopped in here on our way back from Philip Island, worthy the u-turn! Great little spot for the kids to run around, yum milkshakes and scones. Loved the big breakie and nice cuppa too.

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