Warran Glen Cafe – The Overview…
Food: French Toast, Belgian Waffles
The cafe itself is huge, seating well over 100 people inside or outside. Surrounded by picturesque cherry blossoms, a small lake with ducks and ornate bridges is pretty different from your typical Melbourne brunch venue. It’s attached to Warran Glen nursery, so before or after brunch you can take a walk around the lake, gift shop and nursery. On the menu are fairly typical choices : porridge, eggs Benedict, smashed avo. There’s a few sweet options, and then an extensive lunch menu available from 12. We were in a sweet mood, so tried the French toast and Belgian waffles.
The waffles were quite small and thick. The dish looked fab and could easily pass for a dessert too. It sounded very sweet on the menu but was actually served with a nice array of fresh berries to balance out the dessert feel. It’s definitely an indulgent dish though and while appearing small was very filling. We loved the addition of the wafers for an extra texture and the simple vanilla ice cream that allowed the waffles to shine.
The French toast was an excellent dish. Made from sliced croissant it was such a light variety, although very rich. It was a classically made french toast and the sour rhubarb compote was the perfect contrast to the syrupy sweet toast. Both dishes were done really well, and while the plating isn’t quite up to your CBD brunch venue standard, you can see there is clear effort being put into the dishes they are producing.
The real hit for Warran Glen though is the location. It’s a stunning venue looking out over the lake, and if you’re looking for somewhere to take visiting relatives, or just for a nice day out, it’s a lovely spot with some great food. It’s location also makes it an ideal stop at the start of a Yarra Valley winery tour, or a day out in the Dandenongs.
Address: 373-383 Ringwood-WarrandyteRoad, Warrandyte,
|Mon||9am – 4:30pm|
|Tue||9am – 4:30pm|
|Wed||9am – 4:30pm|
|Thu||9am – 4:30pm|
|Fri||9am – 4:30pm|
|Sat||9am – 4:30pm|
|Sun||9am – 4:30pm|
Parking: There’s a fairly large car park out front, so you shouldn’t have any difficult finding a parking spot.
Getting here on PT: It’s probably not somewhere to go on PT unless you live locally. You can catch the 364 bus though if you are nearby, and it stops just around the corner.
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Warran Glen Cafe, Warrandyte. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.