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Point Cook Homestead

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by Winnie (subscribe)
Enjoying cheap eats in Melbourne, mmm. Food blogger at:
Published September 11th 2011
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.

Risotto at the Cafe
Risotto at the Cafe

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.

The Homestead
The Homestead

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).

Poultry at the Homestead
Poultry at the Homestead

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.

Seaside Views
Seaside Views
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Why? To explore old buildings and stop for a cafe meal.
When: Cafe opens 9am to 4pm daily
Where: Point Cook
Cost: Free to enter the grounds
Looks wonderful. Like the photos. Thanks. I wouldnt have thought of going there.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Monday, 12th of September @ 10:43 am
Thanks Jody, my friend lives near Point Cook and we explored the Homestead since there's a limited number of cafes & attractions around there compared to CBD
By Anonymous
Monday, 12th of September @ 11:11 am
Oops "Anonymous" was me, I forgot to sign in.
By Winnie - senior reviewer
Monday, 12th of September @ 11:13 am
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