There are some places you know exist, and that you’d like to try, but for some reason you just never make it there. Turners Bakehouse Eatery has been one of those places for the Bears for many years, until just recently!
Sitting on a lonely stretch of road in the Mernda/Doreen area, this building hides a glimmer of Melbourne’s foodie scene behind its heritage facade. We can only imagine this spot would’ve been a sight for sore eyes for hungry bellies back in 1892, let alone in 2016!
A lovely outdoor dining area sits adjacent to the cafe; and despite the fact we didn’t occupy a table in the garden, it was obviously a tranquil spot to enjoy a coffee while listening to the birds overhead.We were tucked into a corner table in one of the many rooms, admiring the character-rich features of the old building alongside the knick-knacks and decorations for sale throughout the dining areas.
Hubby ordered the Omelette with Cheese & Bacon which was humongous and delicious to boot! The sourdough bread was amazing (as to be expected from a bakehouse!) and went down well with the eggy-meaty mixture he was devouring.
My Vegetarian brekky was surprisingly huge and tasty as well! (A note to my readers, that gargantuan mushroom made a speedy trip over to Hubby Bear’s plate!) Toasted sourdough, creamy goat’s cheese, avocado, house-made beans, spinach and fried tomatoes – was more than enough to hit my sweet spot! I will be ordering this one again!
We both had Flat White Coffees (mine with Soy) which were pretty standard in size and flavour. So, combine country charm in a heritage setting with tasty meals and fresh bread and you’re onto a winner! If you’re ever in the area, or like us – know of the place but just haven’t been – put a reminder in your phone to head there one day for brekky or lunch.
Address: 107 Schotters Road, Mernda VIC 3754
Tip! If you decide to go on a Saturday or Sunday morning for brekky – even if you’ve reserved a table – expect to wait a solid 20 or 30 minutes before your coffee arrives, and up to an hour before your food hits the table. To avoid the rush, go that little bit earlier, or that little bit later so your attitude stays the way it should in such a lovely setting! 😉