Top three foodie spots you must visit in the Macedon Ranges area – that won’t break the bank
Brunch with a view – Mt Towrong Winery, Mt Macedon
The easiest way to book accommodation in the region – AirBnb
Fox in the Chamber – Woodend
Seemingly Woodend has more cafes then any other business in town and it can be a bit daunting to pick just one. I have high coffee standards and can rarely fault the team here at Fox in the Chamber. Perks – it’s excellent coffee and there’s a lot of milks on offer. Downside – it’s ridiculously popular with most of the towns people. So in pre-covid times, service could be a little slow due to demand but trust me when I say it’s worth the wait. Not only is there great coffee but you’ll also find locally produced baked goods, that aren’t on offer anywhere else.
Perfect place to pop in, grab a take away and go enjoy in a nice spot, away from the crowds. The worst thing about Fox is the bike gangs. The lycra bike gangs!
Budget $10 for coffee for two or $30 if you’re going to get coffee and some delish home baked goods.
Woodfire pizza for Sunday lunch – Daylesford Cidery, Daylesford
This is one of those places that if you know, you know. It’s hidden in plain sight, around about 3kms off the main road into Daylesford. You could be forgiven thinking that I was sending you off on a random cider goose chase, but rest assured this place is worth the little adventure down some small country roads. You’ll be shocked at the stunning vintage hall as you walk through the giant hedges. There’s outdoor games, big green and super soft lawn space, a friendly cellar door dog. And did I mention the amazing local produce on offer from the kitchen and in the bar. If you’re a cider lover you’re going to love the variety of ciders on offer. I’m super sensitive to sulphites as I get older, as the cider here is one of the few in Australia that I can actually drink without worrying about red faced moments. If you’re not a fan of cider don’t stress, there’s locally produced beer, wine and soft drinks on offer.
Perks of visiting here on a weekend is the woodfire pizza. The menu is ever changing depending on what is in season so you’ll just have to wait and see what they are offering for pizza toppings,
Budget around $35-50 per adult if you’re after a light lunch and a drink or two. During covid times you will need book and pre-pay for your meals. This means that you get to spend the most amount of time enjoying this lovely space, rather than waste time trying to decide what to eat. Book a lovely lunch here.
This is one of the few venues that I love sharing with children. The space is big enough for everyone to be comfortable.
Want to stay in a Monkey Magic inspired treehouse near Daylesford? Take a look over here and book today.
What else is there to do near by?
Well there’s a lot. A whole other article worth of amazing things to do in this area around the Macedon Ranges and Daylesford region. Now that I can’t leave Australia for the foreseeable future I will be exploring a lot more local areas. Diving in the infamous backyard, the history, the coffee and what ever else is there to be found. The best way to see what hilarious things that I find is to pop on over to the Traveling Honeybird Instagram account and follow along. I share a lot of small secret spots, fun places and moments where I fall off the mountain bike.
Don’t forget that when you’re out and about to look up. You’ll never who you’ll meet along the way.
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