Contact: Lou and Gary Abley
If it's glamour and glitz and pretentious gourmet food you want please do not come to the Violet Town Café!
When long-time Violet Town residents Lou and Gary Abley decided to take over the former Violet Town Milk Bar, they saw potential. It was an opportunity to combine business with pleasure - and to fulfill a long-held dream.
Their dream was to work together to provide a friendly, welcoming café serving high quality, well presented food that would appeal to both local residents and travelers passing through the pretty little town.
The cafe has had extensive refurbishments and the Violet Town Café is attracting not only travellers who happen to be passing through - but people are detouring out of their way to enjoy burgers and home made flour-less rhubarb cake, amongst other delights.
Not to mention the coffee! They aim for nothing less than perfection in the art of coffee making. They use only freshly ground beans (including freshly ground decaffeinated) and would rather throw out a less-than-perfect cup than serve it.
They are refining and expanding their already extensive Dine In and Take Away Menus and endeavouring to keep prices reasonable.
FEATURES: attractive, fresh and clean décor. Freshly cut flowers. Indoors dining room with wide windows and a view of the main street. Air-conditioning. Outdoor paved area for those who enjoy the sunshine or the cool of the evening. Newspapers and a wide range of magazines to read at your leisure. Comfy chairs. Kids corner with toys. EFTPOS.
DISTANCE: about 150 kilometres from Melbourne (1 1/2 hours drive) Turn off the freeway at Violet Town exit, go straight ahead over the railway line, it's the cafe on your right - less than 5 minutes drive.
About two hours drive from Bendigo. Café on your left as you drive into the main street (Cowslip Street).
BOOKINGS: are welcome. If you are short of time, phone ahead with your order.