Homestead Cafe

About the Homestead Café

The country styled Homestead Café, set in the historic 1865 Springfield Homestead offers a unique dining experience for all occasions.

The homestead is surrounded by beautifully-landscaped gardens, and is just a short distance to the large playground onsite at the Old Cheese Factory.

The homestead Café is a great place for lunch or High Tea with family and friends, a work meeting or to celebrate a special occasion, baby shower or wedding reception. Within the Café and gardens, a number of venues are available to suit a range of purposes.

Many quality gifts and homewares are also available for purchase at the Homestead Café.


The Homestead Café
Old Cheese Factory
34 Homestead Road, Berwick VIC 3806

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Saturday: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

Sunday - Monday: CLOSED


Homestead Café
Phone: 8786 7900

Old Cheese Factory
Phone: 9702 1919 (seven days a week)


The Homestead Café offers a range of homemade light lunches, hot and cold drinks and a variety of cakes, pastries and desserts.

Dainty tea sandwiches, assorted sweet delights, and freshly baked ‘Homestead’ scones with locally made raspberry jam and fresh cream, are a highlight of the menu.

Menu with pricing (478kb).

Experience High Tea

High Tea is a favourite for many, with fresh homemade scones, hot savouries, dainty tea sandwiches and delicious cakes. All offered at affordable prices for that special occasion.

High Tea options are available to suit groups and consideration of dietary requirements, room availability and a theme can be arranged if required.

Bookings are required for groups of two or more during weekday operating hours. Larger groups of 16 or more can be arranged by appointment outside of opening hours. Bookings are essential. Call 9702 1919 arrange a suitable time.

High Tea Packages

Tuesday to Friday 
Time: 11.00 am – 2.30 pm
Cost: $40 per person

Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Cost: $40 per person

Relax & enjoy

  • Sandwiches
  • Hot pastries
  • Homemade scones with jam & cream
  • Various small sweet delights
  • Tea & coffee included

Children's High Tea Packages

Children’s High Tea is for children between four (4) and twelve (12) years of age.  At least one adult must be in attendance at all times.  We do not provide entertainment for the children, but there is a playground on site and plenty of grass area for games.  Full payment is required one (1) week prior to your function.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 
Time: 11.00 am – 2.30 pm
Cost: $20 per child

Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Cost: $20 per child

Our menu can be changed to accommodate food allergies and quantities to suit older children at an extra cost.

  • Fairy Bread – 2 points
  • Sausage Roll – 2
  • Ice cream with topping OR small cake slice
  • Kids milkshake, hot chocolate or lemonade


The Café caters for a variety of functions, including weddings and special occasions, birthday parties, meetings and conferences, with a variety of hot, cold, savoury and sweet options available.

Catering is available during and out of opening hours. Please contact the Café on 8786 7900 to discuss specific requirements.

Visit our Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions webpage for more information.