The Farmer’s Wife

136 Murray Street Colac, Victoria 3250

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Opening hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options
Prices Cheap (mains under $20)
Payments eftpos, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 5231 6665

Cute looks and a knack for making coffee aren’t the Farmer’s Wife’s only talents; she flaunts an enviable kitchen repertoire, too. She whips up wholesome soups like minestrone, makes chunky beef pies and sausage rolls with buttery pastry, and serves lemon friands studded with raspberries on floral plates alongside pots of tea. For those wanting a taste of the region there’s a ploughman’s plate of Apostle Whey cheese, sweet home-made chutney, Deans Marsh olives, silky salami and ribbons of ham. Service could sometimes use a friendly lift, but colourful field flowers and a smart provincial fitout keep the atmosphere wonderfully warm.