The Garden of St Erth Cafe

The café is open every day of the school holidays for drinks and morning tea with the full lunch menu available Wednesday to Sunday.

School holiday open hours:
Monday - Sunday, 10am - 3pm.

St Erth's Café in Blackwood, near Daylesford, is one of the best locations for a snack, picnic, morning or afternoon tea in the local area. The Garden of St Erth is the perfect destination for a day trip. Stroll through the gorgeous and inspirational gardens, stock up on rare heirloom plants then head to the café for a cuppa with scones or indulge in a piece of cake. 

 Freshly baked scones and cakes are always popular for morning and afternoon tea.


Bookings can be made by calling the cafe on 03 5368-6520

Bookings are highly recommended on weekends and during the summer holiday period.

Seasonal Menu

Celebrate the best heirloom produce with a wide seasonal selection of food and local beverages to choose from. Our menu changes regularly according to what's growing and in season. 

Purchase a Picnic Box

What better way to enjoy the gardens than to have a picnic for two in the tranquil setting.
Relax and enjoy the bird life, fresh air and serenity. We've done all the work.

Your picnic includes a lovely lunch, picnic rug, plates, cutlery and glasses. You can even add on a chilled bottle of wine.

Pop into the café or retail shop any day to purchase your lunch, then explore to find your ideal lunch spot.
Please note: Picnic boxes are not available during Winter.

What will be in your picnic box?
Your Picnic lunch menu includes: Pork & Pistachio Terrine, Assorted Smallgoods, Pumpkin & Pinenut Tart, Garden Salad, French Double Cream, Brie, Hommus, Crackers Chocolate Brownie, and Mineral Water.
A vegetarian picnic box is also available.

The picnic box for two people is $72.

Or you can enjoy a gourmet cheese platter in the gardens. The cheese box includes Clothbound Cheddar, Double Cream Brie, Muscatels, Quince Paste, Mixed Nuts and Crackers.

 The gourmet cheese box is $40.