Point Cook Homestead is a worthwhile place to visit if you're stopping by in the Western suburbs. Once home to the Chirnside brothers (same family who owned Werribee Park Mansion), Point Cook Homestead now has a bustling cafe, a handful of farm animals, an exclusive bed and breakfast, and also offers venue hire for weddings and events.
The Scrumpy Brown's cafe opens seven days from 9am to 4pm and also has a breakfast menu which is served until 12pm. Above is a picture of the smoked salmon risotto, a creamy risotto served with smoke salmon and pickled capers, available on the specials menu for $15. Food is decent and the atmosphere is relaxing. However, the cafe can host large groups of people, and it can get quite noisy.
After a meal at the cafe, you can walk around and see the old homestead. There are stables, old metal equipment, an old cart, but not many indoor areas to explore. Beside the cafe there are a few cages with poultry, including an impressive turkey (see below).
A short walk away is the beach itself, which is rocky, with a narrow strip of sand. On a clear day, the skyline of Melbourne CBD is also visible from the beach. The beach is generally quiet without many visitors. Overall, Point Cook Homestead is a pleasant visit for both families, and those looking for a quiet retreat.