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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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for 40 minutes for the worst over cooked bacon and eggs coupled with a terrible coffee. Avoid the poor service and the long waits

Thank MoorooducVic
Helen M, Owner at The Village Larder, responded to this review

We hear you. Our 40 seat cafe was swamped with a couple of hundred people due to a concert so yes there was a long wait and most customers understood this. We were running with two brand new baristas due to unforseen illness and accidents and did the best we could under the circumstances. We are sorry your experience was... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This place has great coffee and they serve it nice and hot. The rustic decor is very comfortable and inviting. We also had on of the chocolate brownies because they had been suggested by a friend and it was delicious!

2 Thank nebochard
Essendon, Australia
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely place that has a good range and great coffee. Staff were friendly and the range of food would satisfy the fussy, the paleo, and the chocoholic! It's an eclectic vibe without hipster over the top things that can be annoying

2 Thank naomi3040
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The coffee was very good, and the service friendly. All the dishes sounded really interesting but the two we had were quite bland and not constructed practically (kind of hard to eat).

2 Thank Hugh M
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Christine R
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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

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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?