(6 / 10)
On the trip to Timboon from Melbourne or back again, Winchelsea is roughly half way and so a good place to stop to break up the trip. We have chosen Winchelsea Tea Rooms and Cafe a couple of times now. The building is a lovely old bluestone building which was the local shire hall. It possibly still is but I’m not sure.
The times we’ve been to the tea rooms we’ve found the service a little frosty. That being said the food comes promptly and the building almost makes up for it.
Virginia ordered a latte and I ordered an iced coffee. The iced coffee was served in a traditional milkshake glass and had ice-cream to cool it rather than ice. The first food item we chose from the menu had sold out so instead we chose the roast veggie panini. We also had a sausage roll and bowl of chips. The roast veggie panini was particularly good and the sausage roll and chips were enjoyable.
The cafe feels a little like an add on to the beautiful building which is a bit of a pity because there is so much potential. If it lived up to that potential I could imagine stopping there each trip. There are quite a few alternatives in Winchelsea and so we will give them a try next. We will be back some day because after all it is a tea rooms and we haven’t tried the scones with jam and cream.
We gave the Winchelsea Tea Rooms and Cafe 6 stars.