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Rosewood Historic Cafe and Teahouse

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published October 24th 2014
Old Fashioned Food, Old Fashioned Prices
I have a personal fondness of country food and charm and Rosewood Cottage and Historic House in Kinglake certainly lives up to its promises.

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A perfect spot for bikers to stop off after a ride *Image copyright Lesley Mitchell


On Black Saturday, in the Kinglake fires, it was burnt to the ground, however the owners have lovingly rebuilt another historic house and Rosewood is open for business again.

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Light filled back room with views over Kinglake and a lovely selection of jams and preserves to take home


As you enter the historic house you can choose from a selection of rooms to dine in, some are cosy and quaint, all are filled with antiques, curios and knick knacks, many of which are available for purchase, including crochet and art works.

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A selection of old silverware and art pieces for sale


If you venture straight down the hall, you will come to the back room which has sweeping and magnificent views over the now regrown Kinglake hills. For the children there is a small garden maze at the back to explore after lunch and a little play area.

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A small maze to delight the children in the garden *Image copyright Lesley Mitchell


We chose lovely steaming hot pumpkin soup, little individual hand made loaves of bread, savory scones and a house blend tea and iced chocolate. The food and drinks were great, the prices refreshingly reasonable.

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Devonshire tea or something more substantial


I loved the tiny little cake cabinet on the counter where you could choose from some of the delights that granny may have previously made for you. Chocolates begin from $1.50 and some cakes are $4.

On the day I visited on offer were: Passionfruit sponge, jelly, trifle, chocolate mousse along with the a la carte menu items also.

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A lovely selection of home made treats with friendly owners


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Yummy home made treats at good prices


I have taken a photo of the Rosewood Cottage story for your perusal here as it explains their history beautifully and from their own hearts.

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The Rosewood Story


Rosewood Cottage is located in Kinglake. If coming up from the St Andrews or Yarra Glen direction, go past the tourist office, through the Kinglake township and it will be a little further out on the left hand side.

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Friends connecting in the old fashioned rooms


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Why? Lovely home cooked meals at old fashioned prices
When: Open 9am - 5pm Thursday to Monday
Phone: 03 57862005
Where: 101 - 105 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, Kinglake, Victoria, Australia
Your Comment
The sundae looks like it would go down well after a bowl of pumpkin soup.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 1824 days ago
We have been on numerous occasions and enjoy their lovely Devonshire teas in a true country setting.
by catst (score: 1|40) 1822 days ago
My husband and I went for a drive a couple of months ago and dropped in here and it was a beautiful old world charm experience. Thanks to the owners for this great place for us to visit. Highly recommended. Anna
by annad (score: 0|8) 1822 days ago
I think I feel a country drive coming on....glad to know there's somewhere doing fantastic arvo teas.
by kerry (score: 1|52) 1821 days ago
Glad to hear there back in. business we have been their many times in the past
but we're told by one of there locals that they didn't rebuild, I. think a trip with the grandkids is looking pretty good on Sunday..many thanks for the post.
by julie (score: 1|30) 1818 days ago
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