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Published February 16th 2018
Breakfast, Lunch and Sometimes Dinner
The Village Foodie is a welcoming cafe in Port Elliot with the best home-style pies on the entire South Coast. They have some serious competition, I know, but when I first tried their 'Lamb, Shiraz and Olive Pie' a month or so ago I knew they had won. You may raise a doubting eyebrow, given the reputation of the bakery across the road, but I challenge you to try a Foodie Pie and I'm sure you'll agree.

Creators of Yum
Creators of Yum


Taryn and Marcus Battye run the cafe with their talented team, 'The Creators of Yum'. As well as sublime pies, the team bakes rustic-style, grainy bread right there on the premises. You'd be doing yourself a favour to be there when it leaves the oven. There's nothing like the aroma of fresh bread so get there on a baking day; Thursday or Saturday.

Freshly Baked Bread
Freshly Baked Bread


Their home-style cakes come in tantalizing varieties including 'Chocolate and Beetroot', 'Peach', 'Carrot and Walnut' and 'Hummingbird'.

Some of the yum
Some of the yum


There are gluten-free choices, of course and you can take away or sit with a friend and enjoy good coffee with luscious cake.

Hummingbird Cake with shards of crystallised ginger
Hummingbird Cake with shards of crystallised ginger


Home-made ice-cream is another sweet treat at The Village Foodie with an array of flavours that reflect seasonal, available produce. Aperol was clearly available during one of my recent visits and obviously I needed to try it. Delicious both in taste and endeavour was my verdict.

The Village Foodie also has a cellar door and you can try a Massey Wine variety before deciding what to drink with your pie or, potentially, with your cake if you so desire.

Marcus tells a good wine story which involves grapes for the reds growing from Middleton to McLaren Vale, while grapes for the whites grow in the Adelaide Hills. The grapes are then basket-pressed at the Old Stonyfell Winery and bottled in Lobethal before arriving at The Village Foodie and other lucky establishments around South Australia.

I particularly like the Massey Rosato with Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre grapes from McLaren Vale.

Massey Wines
Massey Wines


The Village Foodie is open Thursday to Sunday 10am until 4pm. They open earlier on weekends, around 8.30am. A few evenings each week the talented Tukta takes over the cafe and cooks her Thai cuisine. Foodie cakes, ice cream and wines are also available then.

Breakfast, Lunch and Sometimes Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch and Sometimes Dinner


You'll find The Village Foodie on North Terrace, Port Elliot, in a small complex known as 'The Village Square. You can sit outside under a Hills Hoist with a herb garden centrepiece or inside.

The Village Square Port Elliot
The Village Square Port Elliot


Inside you can choose to sit at a table or in the comfy 'lounge' complete with children's toys and games.

The Lounge
The Lounge


The Foodie also stocks clothes, jewellery, homewares and treasures.

Clothing and Homewares
Clothing and Homewares


You could do your gift shopping here while waiting for lunch.



There's also a selection of local produce from the bountiful Fleurieu Peninsula, making The Village Foodie a one-stop-shop for everything you need to make you happy.

Local Produce
Local Produce

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Why? Everything you need is here. You may never leave.
When: Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm. Earlier on weekends. Dinner Thursday to Sunday.
Phone: 0418 279 911
Where: The Village Square. 40 North Terrace, Port Elliot.
Cost: Good Value.
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