December 2, 2009

Daylesford Getaway Day 3 - Stoaked, Sightseeing

28 Vincent Street,
Daylesford, VIC 3460
(03) 5348 1848
Food: Breakfast, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pizza, Pasta
Date visited: 29th November 2009

After a reluctant farewell to our joint at Gables Bend, we found solace in a glorious mood-lifting brunch at Stoaked, a Mediterranean style cafe and restaurant. Instead of opting for the crowd-pleasing gourmet pizzas, we were more attracted to their all-day breakfast menu - great value for money with such lavish servings.

Bruschetta of Artichoke, Parmesan and Parsley Puree with Prosciutto and Rocket

Big Brekkie Sandwich - Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Tomato, Caramelised Onion and Fried Egg served with a tangy Home-made Tomato Sauce

Roasted Field Mushroom, Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Haloumi and Poached Egg with Salsa Verde

My poached egg was a tad over cooked :-(

Feeling as though we hadn't explored enough of what Daylesford has to offer, we approached Daylesford Getaways (the agent that we booked our studio through) for guidance on what more there was to do and see around the area. With a handful of leaflets and maps in tow, we agreed on visiting a couple more attractions before heading back to Melbourne - ones that wouldn't be affected by the pouring rain and cold weather, of course.

Pumping up natural mineral water at Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve

Lavandula's extravagant garden, lavender fields, farmyard, olive & chestnut groves, and vineyard

Endless bunches of fragrant, dried lavender for sale

Lavandula's Barn Shop - gifts, homewares, potions and gardening tools

 Luscious, gooey honey at Des and Debi O'Toole's Honey (143 Julbilee Lake Road, Daylesford). Five natural blends were available for sale, with free tasting, including the popular Yellow Box, mellow Red Ironbark and flowery Orange Blossom

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