Larder Daylesford

On-trend licensed cafe serving great coffee in Vincent Street Daylesford

First judges comment’s in 2018

The decor at Larder in Daylesford matches the meals – matches the drinks – matches the customers – matches the times.  When you enter you rapidly become part of this buzzing and exceptional eatery. There’s a good range of quality dishes and the coffee and customer service is friendly, swift and first class. The compact wine list is interesting with each available by the glass or bottle. The beer list is heavily skewed to local drops and is very interesting. Larder in Daylesford is convivial and popular place, and good value for money. 

Special strengths

Great cafe atmosphere and exceptional coffee. Good list of quality dishes and local wines, beers and ciders.  Friendly customer service. Good value for money. 

Judges’ Comments 2017

Premier licensed café in Daylesford

Larder is a terrific licensed café in the main street of Daylesford. There are warm tones of exposed brickwork and old timbers, open shelving displaying wines and foodstuffs,  comfortable bench seats, larger tables, and French style rests for those wanting quick coffees.  Larder Cafe delivers in spades. Customer service is friendly and attentive and you soon find you are in good hands. The menus feature local produce and drinks. The tasting plate was a visual delight, the parsnip and white bean dip was a standout with subtle sweetness, the black beans with three types of meat special of the day was rustic, textural, and packed with flavour. The house special quinoa potato cakes came with lightly dressed salad, a perfect poached egg, and mild-tasting cured ocean trout. The house made slice and muffin were fresh and tasty. Larder offers a small but good wine list with local drops by the glass. And the coffee is excellent with options for cold brew and single origin, good choices of tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes and juices. So it’s surprising the prices are so modest meaning very good value for money. Even just passing through Daylesford – make sure visit and enjoy Larder Cafe.

Special strengths

Great Coffee, teas and beverages, wholesome foods, impeccable customer service, modest prices and good value for money.

2017 Awards

  • REGIONAL WINNER – Best Coffee – Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Regional Licensed Cafe – Sponsored by The Gordon
  • FINALIST – Best Customer Service – Sponsored by European Affair
  • FINALIST – Most Outstanding Front of House Person – Luke McKinnon – Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing

2016 Ballarat Region Awards

  • WINNER Best Licensed Café sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Coffee sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing
  • FINALIST – Best Value for Money Sponsored by: Visit Ballarat

2016 State Awards

  • WINNER Best Licensed Café sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Coffee sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing
  • FINALIST Best Value for Money Sponsored by: Visit Ballarat


Vincent Street North 57A
Daylesford 3460 VIC AU
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Licensed Cafe Casual Dining Contemporary cuisine Gluten free available Cards Accepted: Visa and Mastercard Open seven days from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm $$ Street Parking