Sunday, 24 October 2010

Red Star Cafe, Daylesford

water pumped from the mineral spring

Back in July, Esther and I went to Daylesford for the weekend. It was my birthday present from my family and it was filled with amazing food, relaxing, cider and crafts. NICE.
Above is the mineral spring we happened upon when trying to find the cidery and we drank from and everything.

On the sunday, we went to Hepburn Springs and had lunch at a place we'd only ever had coffee at before: The Red Star Cafe.

We had the Ploughman's Lunch which had some bread, cheese and pickles (as you'd expect) as well as a big salad with a really tasty dressing, a little frittata and the MOST AMAZING RELISH EVER.

Ploughmans @ Red Star Cafe

The only disappointment on the plate (and, even then, it wasn't really that disappointing) was the bread which I wish had been a nice chewy sourdough. Despite that, this was a great lunch and the sort of thing I love to eat.

We also shared the Vego Tart which, after months, I have no recollection of the flavours: feta and something?!

Tasty but overshadowed by the MOST AMAZING RELISH EVER; so much so that the relish is in pride of place in the photo.

A vego tart of some sort @ Red Star Cafe

The service was friendly and fun, the food was tasty and there was a good selection of things for the vego i.e. me. We will definitely go again next time we are up that way.


We then, on the spur of the moment, decided to go to the lavender farm nearby. Lavandula was, actual facts!, the best thing ever. I got all persnickety about having to pay to go in — I believe it was $4 or something ridiculous like that so who knows why I was hesitant — but it was worth every cent. It was just nice to walk around, play some petanque and look at the beautiful gardens.

sajee at the lavender farm

Red Star Cafe
115 Main Rd
Hepburn Springs VIC 3461
(03) 5348 2297

5 comments:

Hannah said...

Ooh! Ooh! You just said "persnickety"! I used to say that all the time until someone told me the word didn't exist and that I'd made it up, at which point I felt stupid and hid in a metaphorical linguist cave for several years.

Also, I've always wanted to have a ploughman's lunch. But I only want mine served with mediocre relish ;)

s-j said...

Hey Hannah,

Persnickety is totally a word! That person was a liar! I will back you up.

Ploughman's are awesome!

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Drew said...

Damn, could you possibly be more lousy?

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Madeline (Maddy) Routon said...

Mmm that all looks delicious, making me hungry!

xo Maddy
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