Located at the beautiful Burnham Beeches in Sherbrooke, Piggery Café is a little family friendly gem.
Piggery Café was once a pigsty which has been converted into a modern space adjoining the Burnham Bakery. It has a lovely relaxed vibe with a very spacious table layout out the back (possibly the most pram friendly café I have ever found!) and the design pays homage to its heritage with large barn doors and trough basins in the bathrooms.
The place is headed up by Vue De Monde chef, restauranteur and director Shannon Bennett and the menu focuses on sustainable and ethically-caught or harvested produce. There is also an incredible selection of breads and pastries fresh from the bakery next door.
Outside there are plenty of tables, all undercover and with an abundance of heaters, which overlook the beautiful property and this is where the family fun really begins. There are lawn bowls, croquet and bocce pitches (available to book at a cost of $10 per person per hour) and a large outdoor play space for the kids with oversized blocks in all shapes and sizes.
Wander beyond all this and you can visit the resident pigs and alpacas, a sure fire hit with the little ones. There is also a small chicken coop but according to their website there is a vision to one day build Australia’s longest chicken run and a 16-cow automated dairy along with a microbrewery.
There is plenty of open space for the kids to run around and a lovely big old tree that you can sit under with a takeaway coffee and pastry while the kids play. If you walk around the property you can also spot a huge vegetable garden, the 500 tree trufferie and an emu enclosure. You can also wander over to the beautiful Alfred Nicholas gardens next door.
Piggery Café is a lovely family outing and a great place to meet up with friends for a relaxing breakfast or lunch where the kids will be entertained.
Where: The Piggery Café,1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke VIC
When: Open Monday - Friday 10-5pm Saturday - Sunday 9-5pm Friday night Dinner 5-9pm
Phone: (03) 9691 3888