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The Village Larder

££ - £££
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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81 High Street, Woodend, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid $19 for a tuna nicoise salad that I was assured did not use canned tuna. It came out with tasteless canned tuna; chef apologized; the cashier hadn't known they were out of real tuna and were using canned, so I ordered another salad of cauliflower and a deep fried egg. It was half the size; not even a main... More 

Thank Christine R
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the best coffee and home made rhubarb tart. The staff is delightful and very friendly. The atmosphere is a lovely vintage look. We will go again if we are in the area. 😊

3 Thank MonikaMercedes
Gold Coast, Australia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way to Bendigo for breakfast and was very impressed and a little surprised to find this place in a smallish town. The food was delicious and the service very good. Would go here again.

2 Thank diannefegan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our way home to Melbourne from Castlemaine we ventured to Glenlyon, no joy, the General store was closed. On to Trentham, only to find most of it closed. We found ourselves at Woodend to see the Village Larder open for business, phew. This is a great find, your old kitchen tables and chairs as the decor matching the interesting... More 

2 Thank Martin v
Burrawang, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Since when did living in Melbourne automatically brand you an all knowing food and coffee critic !!!?? I've drank plenty of ordinary coffee on Melbourne and the village larder is far from ordinary. We enjoyed a Delicious falafel plate, a side of roasted potatoes and two large smooth full flavoured velvet coffees. We stopped here after a four hour bike... More 

1 Thank glitterrrgirl2006
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A 3-star rating for The Village Larder is a little tough as I'm comparing it to very good Melbourne cafes where coffee standards are high. Woodend is a cute town and seems to be doing a very nice job of becoming another Daylesford-type quality sojourn out of Melbourne. The Village Larder has a welcoming atmosphere with tall ceilings, quaint tables... More 

Thank Lobstertastesogood
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Booking lunch for a few mates was easy and the staff were friendly over the phone. Parking spots were available close by... a real bonus. Our table was ready on arrival and the ambience was casual with a touch of country if not quirky. A mismatch of décor. Water was promptly offered and we were then settled. Our meals were... More 

Thank Wineleader
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Upon the walk leader's recommendation, we headed to this cafe/restaurant before starting our bushwalk around Woodend. It's a good 5 mins walk from train station. Housed in old building, place is cosy & quite small so seating is understandably cramped. Pleasant atmosphere though & a typical nice country town eating place. I only had coffee which turned out so good.... More 

Thank Lydia F
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, muffins generally OK except tend to be dry and/or stale. Breakfast to die for and recommend the beetroot juice

Thank Alan K
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch on a very cold rainy wintry day. The food was delicious. There is not a huge menu but all the dishes are interesting with a combo of flavours that really work. I had the Bagdad eggs, fried eggs presented on flat bread nestled on Beetroot relish, tangy yoghurt and parsley and mint. My husband had pork... More 

Thank RobynH19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 High Street, Woodend, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Macedon Ranges  >  Woodend
  • Phone Number: 0354273399
Telephone + 61 3 5427 3399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?