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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go to Castlemaine for lunch on Easter Saturday. After looking at all the reviews on TripAdvisor we chose Origini. We were so glad we did. We asked for a table in the rear court yard which was packed. But...after a bit of shuffling around the charming waitress had a table organized for us. We ordered a gin and tonic which was one of the best we've had for a long time. The meals were to die for, we still had the taste in our mouths for the rest of the afternoon. We couldn't fault the friendly Italian service. We will be definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

Six of us visited Origini during the first weekend of the Castlemaine Festival for an impromptu lunch and were rewarded with simple but flavoursome and delicious meals. The prosciutto salad was light as described but with a complex balance of flavours. The mushroom ragu pasta...was rich and filling. The cakes looked delicious but we were well satisfied with our mains. Service was witty and efficient.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021

Vist Castlemaine, visit Origini for lunch. The sunny squeezy courtyard makes a fine place to share a platter of meats, olives, artichoke hearts and cheese, a glass of wine and coffee. The owner is always cheerful and friendly and happy to enthuse about destinations Italian!...Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021

We stumbled on this hidden treasure and it did not disappoint! It took me back to my Italian trip 25 years ago..... the food was delicious and servings were generous, the afternoon cocktails were yummy, the service was authentic and attentive and the ambience was...delightful. The courtyard was absolutely lovely with the sun beaming through the bright orange awnings. A must when in Castlemaine. We will certainly be backMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

What a beautiful setting to have a coffee before leaving for home. The staff were friendly, service with a smile. Coffee ☕ was GOOD !

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 December 2020

What a delight Origini is . Heaps of character, friendly staff and great meals . I have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The staff all sang me happy birthday one day and sent me out a cake . Love this place

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2020 via mobile

What a find! Not quite in the main part of Castlemaine but this place is special. Italian to the bootstraps with delicious food, great courtyard out the back and delightful staff. A side highlight was the proprietor and one of the staff singing happy birthday...(in Italian) for one of their guests! Not artificial, just real warmth!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 June 2020 via mobile

Haven't been able to get through in business hours so maybe a bit small for healthy social distancing and not open yet. Have missed it.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 12 April 2020

In warm weather the outdoor garden seating is lovely, indoors is a tiny space but for a quick coffee and cake, just lovely too. Best standard of Italian food for a hundred kilometres.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

Almost hidden with a narrow shop front is this delightful Mediterranean Cafe serving fresh tastes of Italy and beyond. We chose a table out in the rear courtyard with dappled shade, clean tables and plenty of vegetation. Quick service and large servings meant we settled...in for a long lunch. M had her favourite - a Caesar Salad that met her expectations and I went for a Tasting Plate which was more than enough for my ample appetite - could have comfortably served two people. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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28 September 2019|
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Response from Moonks | Property representative |
Hello, we are currently closed for a little break until the 8th of October Hours are weekdays 10-3pm And Friday night 6pm- Kind regards Daniel & Luca
3 September 2019|
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Response from Laanecoorie48 | Reviewed this property |
I know they do takeaway coffee but I don’t think they do food but you could call and ask.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Origini Cafe

Yes, Origini Cafe offers takeaway services.

Origini Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5