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Published July 8th 2014
A cafe in an original historical farmhouse with garden views
lintons cafe, eden gardens, napean highway, mt eliza, cafe, breakfast, lunch
Lintons Cafe, nestled in the heart of Eden Gardens at Mt Eliza


Upon suggestion from a friend, I walked through the beautiful Eden Gardens and was surprised to come upon a little cafe at the back. My friend failed to mention there was a cafe there at all, so I have to thank her for my lovely surprise.

lintons cafe, eden gardens, napean highway, mt eliza, cafe, breakfast, lunch
Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee ~ Open 7 days 9 am to 5 pm (03) 9787 3244


I didn't eat there as I had already eaten, nonetheless I was intrigued by its little cottage charm. It turns out the cafe which opened 5 years ago is actually in an original 1871 farmhouse that was on the site, and historically, it's one of the first buildings in Mt.Eliza.

lintons cafe, eden gardens, napean highway, mt eliza, cafe, breakfast, lunch
Breakfast is served from 9am to 11.15am


The current owner is actually a chef and his partner waitresses from time to time when they're not away as they were on the day I was there.

lintons cafe, eden gardens, napean highway, mt eliza, cafe, breakfast, lunch
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


Breakfast meals on average are from $16 to $18 and range from gluten free buttermilk pancakes, breakfast tart, and eggs in a variety of ways and the usual variety of toasts and breads.

The meals they serve all day on average are $17 and include meals like zucchini frittata, smoked salmon, poached chicken, roast beef bagel, tomato and eggplant bruschetta and so on, though I do admit to simplifying my description. They each come with all the trimmings like drizzled chive sour cream, toasted pine nut salad, sweet corn and parsley salsa to name a few. There is also soup of the day with a savoury scone and fresh or toasted bread with fillings on offer also.

lintons cafe, eden gardens, napean highway, mt eliza, cafe, breakfast, lunch
A place to have a cuppa and a biscuit overlooking the beautiful nursery


On top of the meals they serve all day, there's a lunch selection as well. You can have pie of the day with a garden salad, smoked cod with the trimmings, grilled Kransky sausage, egg pasta, chicken and leak tart, seared calamari and their own Caesar salad all with trimmings of course.

If your child is under 12, there is a kids' menu and the meals are $8 each. You can get pasta napoli, ham and cheese and pineapple muffin, small soup with a cheesy toast and a kids' sandwich fresh or toasted with 2 fillings

There is not a huge selection of sweets. You can get a sour cherry and chocolate ganache crumble with ice cream, 2 warm scones with jam and whipped cream or 2 savoury scones with tomato relish and butter. There is also a selection of home made cakes, cookies and tarts on display.

lintons cafe, eden gardens, napean highway, mt eliza, cafe, breakfast, lunch
A lovely little path that meanders around to the back of the farmhouse


The cafe seats around 40 people inside and another 40 outside, overlooking the gardens.
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Why? Quaint and nestled in the beautiful nursery that is Eden Gardens
Phone: (03) 9787 3244
Where: Cnr of Napean Hwy and Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza, Vic
Cost: Average $17
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