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Reviewed 29 September 2021

Came here around 5 years ago and just loved it so this was a MUST STOP as we made our way down the South Coast. In fact it was one of the highlights - stopping to have a milkshake. What made it a nice experience...was just the whole branding of this place - felt like a dairy shed and it was serving milkshakes, ice cream, hamburgers. Food is a bit pricey but you just pay it. Having a strawberry milkshake here tasted better ... it probably is the same back in Sydney but somehow it it felt yummier! Enjoyed every last drop. Friendly staff and service. Lovely to walk around and they have good seating spaces - indoor and outdoor.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 24 March 2021

This is a great place to break your journey. Inside & outside seating & lots of goodies to eat. They also sell a fairly wide range of souvenirs plus cheese!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 1 March 2021

Very confusing. No menus only a chalk board. They need better signage, e.g. food orders here and ice cream orders here. The server got our order wrong, food was ok but slow service.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2021

Great place to stretch the legs and recharge the batteries with a coffee and a walk around the shops. Good view of the pond with chickens, llamas and cows.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 29 November 2020

Very impressed by decor of this small complex. Use of old wood, recycled materials, machinery etc (attractive fountain out of a milk (?) churn) - but all pleasantly non-Disney and non kitsch. Excellent Iced Chocolate, coffee and pie. When asking for some water to drink,...two beakers were promptly supplied. Top marks for not ushering us to a glass fronted fridge with expensive non-eco sensitive plastic bottled designer water. Happily there didn't seem to be one. Top marks too for excellent loos. Not sure how it would be on a busy day - didn't check parking as there was plenty on road outside on the day. Happy with service and range of offering. Did not visit cheese making "shed" and did not stay the night. But can vouch for an excellent "cafe" pit stop.More

Reviewed 16 November 2020

We came across the Bodalla Dairy Shed after searching for something to do in the area, and the website mentioned cow feeding, but what was advertised as cow feeding, was completely different once we arrived. Maybe you shouldn't say on your website to come and...feed the baby cows. My son was thoroughly disappointed that he could not feed them. Watching a staff member feed them was not the same as being able to see your child do it. If it was due to covid-19, then perhaps you needed to inform everyone there, or put something on the website We were there on Friday, but the ice cream lab was not open for icecream testing as per your website, and when we were inside the cafe, we were told we could only taste two flavours, again if it was due to covid-19, you need to advise this. We did order two toasties, and they were deliciousMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

A small town with a couple of shops. A pub , dairy shed , pies shop and couple of clothes and nik nak shops.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

I spent a relaxing couple of hours in this little town. I started in the Hippie Sticks shop where I purchased some things for myself and my family. I then went to the Bodalla Dairy where I did cheese tasting and also bought some cheese....I browsed around the other shops and finished with lunch at the pub. A really friendly little place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 July 2020

Stopped for a quick pit stop July 8 I hafta say I was a bit dissapointed...!! The coffee was goodish The icecream was ok The cold flavoured milk lacked flavour All and all a bit average !

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 July 2020 via mobile

Location is wonderful, particularly sitting on the back deck looking out. Food however is disappointing- their gorgeous scones had run out by 1:30pm - this is the only home-baked item on display! Food options are limited and not appealing, like jaffles and pre-prepared wraps -...I can have this at home. Please, give me a new experience!!! However, they do a good thick shake. Always the pic for kids. Cafe options not the same from when we were here last.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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I have visited many times as a former local and have never seen any GF menu items, some of the slices may be gluten free. There is a cafe across the road though that does lots of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes. The... More
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Bodalla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5