Open 7 days a week from 9am – 3:30pm

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

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

Hospitality may look a little different at the moment, COVID protocols mean that there is a limited number of tables in the café, courtyard and kitchen garden. As a result seats are reserved for guests ordering food. We appreciate your understanding.

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 several 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.

Whilst you are here, shop for great pantry staples from trusted local suppliers as well as the daily delivery from the bake house at Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford.


The daily delivery from the bake house at Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford lands each morning 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.


Take advantage of our beautiful Botanical Gardens and enjoy a walk or sit beneath the heritage listed trees. We can prepare a delicious spread to take away and enjoy in the clean country air.

Takeaway items include Sourdough Pizzas with seasonal toppings, Bacon & Free-Range Egg Brioche Roll with Tomato Relish, Avocado, Chickpea Hummus & Salad Baguette, “The Reuben”, Proscioutto & Peperonata Toastie, Field Mushroom & Goat’s Cheese Toastie, Smoked Salmon, Dill Crème Fraiche & Fennel Baguette and more!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@wombathillhouse) for regular produce and takeaway list.


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 7 days a week | 9am - 3:30pm