Poppie's Nursery & Cafe

9:00am - 3:00pm
Simmons Court Anglesea


Poppie’s Nursery and Cafe is exactly what it says on the tin. And even though it’s right in the thick of Anglesea’s industrial area, you’d never know it: it’s a lush and calm space that’s well worth a visit.

It opened as a plant nursery over 25 years ago, when it was known as McGains Nursery and Organic Food Store. The local Klein family (who have a long background in hospitality in Anglesea) took over in 2019 and ramped up the cafe side of the business, while retaining the nursery and adding a gift shop and a grocer.

Poppie’s is a place to sit and linger, enjoying breakfast or lunch among hanging plants, vines climbing trellises, succulents, flowerpots and tranquil outdoor landscaping (there’s even a very zen little waterfall and a pond with fish).

A breakfast favourite is the smashed avocado, with herbs, lemon, grilled haloumi and hummus served on a beetroot, pomegranate and fennel toast from Melbourne’s Oliver Lane. The Poppie’s BLT is another house speciality, while vegan options include Bali Tofu: coconut rice, satay sauce, chilli jam and Asian slaw.

Pick up a pot plant – or even some mulch – on your way out, or stock up on some organic and locally-made produce from the onsite grocer.

Updated: August 17th, 2021

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