Wild Food Farm
The menu at Wild Food Farm showcases more than 40 native bush food varieties. Think classic fare, but with a clever addition of indigenous herbs, spices and fruits you don’t see or taste often in a stock-standard cafe offering.
For breakfast, there’s muesli with local honey, natural yoghurt, and a Davidson plum and blueberry compote. Heftier options include a brekkie burger with free-range eggs, bacon, cheese, sautéed warragal greens and bush-tomato chutney. Or, if you’re sticking to the theme, add native thyme mushrooms or pork sausages spiced with native aniseed to your eggs and sourdough.
For a sweet accompaniment to your coffee (Cottle in South Melbourne provides the house blend), you might find chocolate and wattleseed brownies, coconut and lemonade scones, or a rhubarb, quandong and macadamia crumble.
The farm is also a popular lunch spot, and the local Mornington black mussel dish is a favourite. It’s served with mardanggich spice (a dry rub made from the kakadu plum), more kakadu plum, coconut curry and steamed rice. On occasion, the farm’s chefs fire up a lunchtime barbeque to showcase the abundant produce on offer.
The adjoining gift shop loaded with items to help bring some native flair to your pantry. A selection of house-blended teas, muesli, bush rubs, curries, jams, relishes and sauces, plus there’s a small but robust range of titles on bush tucker available. It’s well worth a stop in before you hit the road.
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