Open Friday – Tuesday from 9:00am – 3:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome you to Wombat Hill House, our café in the beautiful Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Daylesford.

Here you will find a simple, seasonal menu with a nod to our region and plenty of produce from our Dairy Flat Farm as well as selected trusted suppliers.

There’s plenty of hot & cold items to take away also. We recommend ordering a spread to enjoy under one of the heritage listed trees or at one of the nearby picnic tables. There are several acres of gardens to explore with beautiful vistas of surrounding landmarks such as Mount Franklin, Mount Kooroocheang, the Convent Gallery and more.


The delivery from the bake house at Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford lands Friday to Tuesday just before 9am. Regular guests know to get here early to secure their daily dose of slow-fermented sourdough loaves, baguettes, doughnuts, fruit Danish, croissants and more.

The ever-expanding range (pumpkin loaf, plum jam doughnuts & sprouted buckwheat sourdough anyone?) is updated regularly on our social media channels.

If you’re in town, you can pre-order a Weekend Bake House Pack to ensure you don’t miss out.


Delicious sourdough and viennoiserie from our bake house at Dairy Flat Farm.

We use sustainably grown largely organic or biodynamic flours from small-scale growers and millers. Properly slow-fermented sourdough and our concern around the source of our flours resurrects the goodness that until recently was always associated with bread.

The daily bake will often sell out – get in early or pre-order our bake house boxes online to make sure you don’t miss out.


Our garden within a garden. We don’t take bookings but you can choose from one of the many spots in the sunshine in the kitchen garden or undercover in the warm courtyard pergola.


Our little corner in the enchanting Wombat Hill Botanic gardens serving delicious coffee, brunch, lunch and takeaway items. Plenty of space inside at individual tables.

Pick up slow-fermented sourdough and associated viennoiserie delivered daily from the bake house at Dairy Flat Farm.

A small range of beautiful mementos is available to purchase in-store and online. Toy wombats are very popular as are A Wolf in Kitchen produce line items as well as the Grow. Cook. Eat books which raise money for the Daylesford Primary School Kitchen Garden Program.


Regardless of when restrictions on travel and businesses ease, we’re keen to be flexible enough to be able to take care of you under “new normal” protocols and requirements. We also want to say “we hear you”. You’ve told us, loud and clear, what you’ve loved and would like us to retain. Thank you. 

Whilst abiding by essential restrictions for food & beverage businesses, we continue to be extra vigilant with hygiene and mandated advice around social distancing for guests and staff, as delivered by the Australian Department of Health.

You will notice a couple of our team keeping an eye on these issues. We appreciate your help and understanding!

The Wolf-Tasker family and the Lake House & Wombat Hill House Team


Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
(entry off Central Springs Rd) Daylesford Vic 3460
03 7017 5999

OPEN FRIDAY - TUESDAY | 9:00am - 3:30pm

10% surcharge on Sundays and 15% surcharge on public holidays.