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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were running late on our way to the Yarra Valley, spotted this place and decided to stop for lunch before the day got away from us. So glad we did! The staff were so friendly and the food excellent. They had a lentil soup...as a special and it was so tasty. Had an Indian twist, was seasoned well and a perfect lunch with some crusty bread on a cool day. My partner had a pot of tea and a croissant which she enjoyed too. The crowning glory though, was the BEST vanilla slice I’ve had in a long time!! It was in the French style, not too sweet, lovely texture to the custard and flaky pastry. Would return the Vanilla Slice alone 😋More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on my cycle ride. Great service - a warm welcome and remembered my previous coffee order. Enormous scones and vanilla slices.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptionally friendly staff Good food & great service Nothing is too much trouble My only suggestion would be to make your own hash browns or potato rosti as they would be much better than the packet hash browns.. Other than that I highly recommend the...Dark Horse to my friendsMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

Stopped here for breakfast and loved the place. There is a good choice of dishes. The staff were friendly and efficient and the breakfast was delicious, fresh and tasty. Also bought some cakes and scones to take away

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

Stopped here on a road trip to NSW. Excellent breakfast and good coffee. Choice of dishes was great, service friendly and overall an excellent experience .

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021

Today 4 of us had brunch at this wonderful cafe. We got a scoopon deal that enabled all 4 of us to have an "All Day Breakfast" plus a hot drink for just $42 for the FOUR OF US! Amazing! The hot choccy was wonderful...and the waffles were amazing. Hubby had the egg and enjoyed it. Loved the setting and the service was fast and friendly. I'd highly recommend it and will be back. We even got to watch a kangaroo grazing as he passed, and 2 kookaburras nearby!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 February 2021 via mobile

On a Sunday in early February 2020, this cafe was almost the only one open in the area (Smiths Gully was the other). Covid safe contact tracing check-in was encouraged. We rang a few minutes ahead to book for our group of 10. When we...arrived about 3pm there was plenty of parking out front, and a few empty tables inside. We ordered a variety of teas and coffees, which were delivered fairly quickly. The 3 pots of Earl Grey tea were very, very strong with lots of tea leaves sitting in a deep tea leaf basket inside the teapot. We had to ask for extra (hot) water to dilute it. We didn't eat on this visit, but the food and cakes looked good. Overall - great cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 28 January 2021

The scones are enormous - definitely for sharing! Coffee was very smooth (our cycle group comes here for morning coffee occasionally).

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

I purchased a scoopon voucher for this place late last year and forgot about it, when I rang to book we could only get in after the voucher expired but they promised to honour it which they did 👍🏿. We had the Antipasto plate for...two with two glasses of wine, it was excellent and had at least three cheeses with the ash cheese being excellent. The platter was huge and would easily of paid full price for it and felt satisfied. Highly recommend this place. Oh and the homemade hummus was probably the best hummus I’ve ever had.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

My partner and I visited the Dark Horse on a Sunday afternoon at a time they were had a full house due to a promotion they were running. As a result, we waited 15 minutes before getting a drink and had to go to the...counter for top ups. They were fully run off their feet, but extremely courteous under pressure. The wait staff were rather bumbling due to the pace, and the floor was covered in crushed breadsticks that had fallen off the antipasta platters that were flying out thick and fast. This was an indication, however, of how generous the servings were, with platters piled high - no skimping on produce here! Nice to see local wines/produce on the menu. I didn't have the hot chips, but had "other-table envy" as I watched them come out - they looked the perfect size and were golden (you know the ones that are crispy on the outside but butter soft inside? They looked like that). The building itself is rather underwhelming, but if you get a table with a view out the back, the view is a beautiful example of rustic outer-east. Due to the lack of soft furnishings and full-house, it was a bit on the noisy side - but I've experienced worse. If you're looking for a nice casual catch up at a reasonable price, I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4