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Trading Post Café, General Store, Post Office and Wine Store

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Published December 5th 2016
A Cafe with the Lot
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It looks like it's been around forever


A midst the stunning surrounds of beautiful Mt Macedon homes and open gardens, and close to Hanging Rock and Sanatorium Lake, galleries and nurseries, is the Trading Post Café, General Store, Post Office and Wine Store. This is a great spot to stop for a big home cooked meal and to shop for giftware.

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Eat and shop ... my two favourite pastimes


Specialising in coffee and award winning pies, local produce and wines, the Trading Post Café is also the home of Mt Macedon Kitchen preserves, biscuits, cakes and biscuits. These are produced on-site where possible from locally sourced, organic vegetable gardens with fresh seasonal ingredients. For example, they use Kyneton Olive Oil and Musk Istra Smallgoods and stock Spotted dog fudge from Woodend and The Good Loaf Breads from Bendigo.

If we hadn't got lost on the simple route back to Melbourne, we would never have discovered this quaint little cafe in Mount Macedon. Out the front, it looks like it might be closed but inside there is a world of activity and decadent gourmet foods and treats. At the back of the store is a post office. I'm assuming this has been there for very long time.

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Which would you choose?


We sat in the comfy window seat and observed that there was an eclectic combination of furniture (a combination of rustic, cottage and industrial styles) and the walls were crammed with shelves of wine, homemade sauces and other delicacies and giftware.

The food is homemade and if our samplings were delicious. My friend loved the thick Pea and Ham Soup (served with toasted sourdough $12). I had a scrumptious Vegetarian Pastie ($6.40) and my son had the fattest homemade Sausage Roll that I have ever seen (also $6.40). He quickly devoured it but was not impressed by the homemade tomato soup … it just wasn't commercial enough for him. This comment is not a criticism of any of the homemade products, it's just more of a reflection on my son's taste.

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Fat and juicy sausage rolls stuffed with veggies


The Trading Post cafe sells the following local wines and beers such as Epis, Bindi50, Vines, Paramoor, Granite Hills, Cobaw Ridge, Mt Towrong and Holgate Brewery. They sell my favourite bread: Phillippas Breads and Pastries and gluten free Passion Pasta.

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A pleasant surprise when you open the door


Here's a selection from the menu to give you an idea of the range and prices:

Breakfast (available all day)

Toasted Turkish bread filled with scrambled free-range eggs and crisp bacon with Mt Macedon Kitchen tomato relish $10.50
Smashed avocado, roasted tomatoes and Persian fetta on toast $ 15
Winter porridge - roasted pears, berry & rhubarb compote and cinnamon sugar $14
Ham and cheese croissant $7.50
Gluten free bread available

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Homemade pea and ham soup with sourdough


Weekend Breakfast (8am – 12noon) and Public Holidays

Eggs – poached, scrambled or fried – with bacon, roasted tomatoes and sautéed spinach on toast $15.50
Smokey baked beans braised in a tomato and basil sauce served on toast and sautéed spinach (vegan) $12
Mt Macedon Kitchen granola with berry & rhubarb compote, vanilla yoghurt and cinnamon roasted pears $14

Lunch

Soup of the day served with toasted sourdough $12
Thai green chicken & coconut curry with jasmine rice (GF) $16
Salmon, Brie, dill, potato and red onion tart served with salad & dill mayonnaise $12.50
Frittata - roast pumpkin, red pepper, basil pesto, spinach and ricotta (V,GF) with salad & Mt Macedon Kitchen red onion jam $11.50
Mount Macedon Kitchen Pies from $6.40
Mount Macedon Kitchen quiches from $6.40, for example: Roast vegetable & basil pesto, Spinach, ricotta and Parmesan with salad and Mt Macedon Kitchen tomato sauce $11.50.

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A delicious combination of chunky vegetables


Wine/Beer is served from $7 a glass and the cake fridge is packed with a delicious ever-changing array of homemade cakes and tempting treats for those who can fit in dessert. The Trading Post Café also caters for groups of up to 25 in store.
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Why? A big home cooked meal at a fun cafe
When: 7am - 5pm Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Weekends
Phone: 5426 1471
Where: 686 Mt Macedon Rd Mt Macedon
Cost: Reasonable
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