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194 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
+61 3 5962 2611
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08:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorites are the garlic mushrooms, the potato, bacon and mushroom soup and for a snack the avocado and feta toast, but I'll gladly eat anything from Wombat's Chai. Monica (the cook) makes everything herself, even the preserves and chutneys, and tries her best to make all ingredients local and organic. I'm always welcomed with a smile from the whole... More 

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Thank Emma S
Healesville
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

As a local, I avoided this cafe for years because I couldn't bring myself to eat in a restaurant with such a silly name. But the food is really, really good and so is the coffee. Great salads and really interesting vegetarian options. Lovely people, too. I recommend it.

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Thank Kath W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The day we went to Wombats for brunch we were going to go to the giant steps for brunch on recommendation of a friend. So glad they weren't doing brunch mid week as we discovered this little gem! Often vegetarian food in cafes can be bog standard and a little uncreative. This menu was great for Vegetarians, Vegans AND meat... More 

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Thank Poodle1979
Noosa, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A small but very popular, local cafe. The breakfast was delicious and the coffee excellent. We were staying in the Yarra Valley for a Wedding and didn't get a chance to return except for a take-away coffee.

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Thank kiwichrus
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Rustic, charming, warm, delicious and comforting aromas wafting from the kitchen as we stepped through the front door on a freezing winters morning … yep this was us . Its a locals destination also. We tried the homemade baked beans and the berry pancakes - both highly recommend. Berries are local. Quality ingredients used. Yes … rustic and charming -... More 

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Thank paula j
Healesville, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Particularly the atmosphere it creates - warm, friendly and relaxing. Great food, good coffee and they loved our kids - what more could you ask for...

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1 Thank TheFamilyMan74
Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this little place. Very friendly, relaxed and caring people. Food fresh, local and made with love. Also good to be in the hands of people who understand what gluten free really means! Coffee is excellent too.

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1 Thank Selena P
Healesville, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Suitable for solo travellers or couples. Tiny space well utilized inside with outdoor dining on grass under umbrellas to cater for family groups. Good choices for special needs diners. Cosy to sip coffee while reading the news.

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Thank Judy O
Brisbane
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This cafe has an ordinary outside appearance BUT an extra-ordinary menu. Serves are generous & very tasty too. I had the egg roll with salmon, feta & spinach with a side salad & relish / sweet chili sauce, delicious. The partner had a bacon, lettuce & tomato toasty on sourdough, very satisfying. Service was friendly & efficient. I love my... More 

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Thank mrsredman
Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

After walking from one end of Healesville to the other we stopped in at Wombat's Chai close to closing time for a cuppa and a piece for cake. The couple behind the counter were extremely welcoming and we were served the most delicious coffee / tea and cake, all home made I believe. I would certainly return here to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Healesville
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5962 2611

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?