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Silverleaves General Store and Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Honeysuckle Gr, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 1110
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Fabulous scones, although a little bit more jam would not go astray. Friendly service and a quaint, country atmosphere. Worth seeking out for afternoon tea.

1 Thank Cate T
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Dropped in with friends for a coffee on a Monday mid morning. Very attractive set up - lovely wooden table and chairs. We enjoyed great hot chocolate (gluten free and soy choice suited us) and lovely GF cakes. Staff very quiet and not overly welcoming, but nice enough and efficient. Although we didn't on this occasion have a meal, the... More 

1 Thank Anne A
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Called in to the general store after a big walk with our two boys. We wanted something casual. We all had the Cheese Burgers ($8.00) which were delicious and good value for money. They were happy to provide the boys with half a burger each. Great homemade taste as the patties were full of flavour (onion, carrot and herbs with... More 

3 Thank tkt1974
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Overpriced meals, cramped feeling, too many tables (mostly empty), unfriendly atmosphere, mainly due to the cold staff, who need a lesson on people skills. Mediocre meals. The restaurant from the outside has street appeal, inside there is none. Don't bother driving out of your way to find this dud.

2 Thank June D
Sale, Australia
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Wanted to escape the chaos of cowed and wanted somewhere I would feel welcome a looked after. Wasn't made over welcome, the staff were argueing, I ordered the berry pancakes over $10. Was just a small crepe, not enough for the prices they are charging. Great spot, I expected old style service and meals. Perfect spot for coffee.

2 Thank gippyhippy
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

This is the kind of cafe you hope to find when you go to the beach. We didn't stay for a meal but the coffee was good and the place had local charm

1 Thank mandyinoz
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

New owners seem to have injected this little business with some good old fashioned service and lovely fresh food. I only visited for cake and coffee (decision was difficult with such a great array on offer!) but I will certainly be back for a meal. Worth a visit!

2 Thank MacMol
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Always find that the general store is good value for lunch. I have liked everything I have ordered there for lunch

1 Thank Andrew C
Cowes, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We would like to thank the very special people at the cafe for making our Mothers 90th birthday so special. The food was delicious, the staff were very attentive and generous and we had a wonderful time in a lovely atmosphere. Would love to recommend the cafe to everyone who visits the Island. Thanks guys!

3 Thank Lynne F
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

We'd been recommended this place by regular Phillip Island visitors, and it was everything we were promised, apart from the wait. It wasn't particularly busy, but the food - (nothing complicated) just took far too long. We were at one point told it wouldn't be too much longer, and were offered a bowl of chips to tie-us over. This should... More 

2 Thank buddkins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Honeysuckle Gr, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 1110

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