4 Apr 2021

Family Friends | Whittlesea

Looking for somewhere to take your mum? The Whittlesea region is packed with lovely locations for a special treat for a very special person in your life.

Great coffee shops your mum will love

Has your mum been to Magnolia on Orchard yet? This on trend cafe, tucked away in a quiet part of Doreen, has a great sense of community and coolness. Natural light streams through the floor to ceiling windows and lush green plants hang from pots. Come for a morning coffee, or order from the all day breakfast menu and stay for lunch. Magnolia on Orchard is licensed in the afternoon, so if your mum likes a glass of wine, this is a lovely spot for some time out.

Appret Cafe in the heart of Laurimar village has some of the best food around. The service is fast and friendly and the Toby’s Estate coffee will give your caffeine loving mum a buzz. Don’t miss their famous Canadian eggs. This dish has been on the menu for over ten years due to popular demand.

Thirtyfold in South Morang offers food from around the world. Japanese pancakes (okonomiyaki), Turkish eggs and Korean chicken are just some of the yummy food that is on offer. You and your mum can go on a journey of international flavours as you eat your way through the menu.

High tea for two

Book now for a fancy high tea at Turner’s Bakehouse. Share a tower of treats with your mum and your whole family at one of Mernda’s favourite country Bakehouses. Let mum enjoy the finer things in life when she chooses her favourite blend from the tea menu and indulges in exquisite pastries, quiches, cakes and scones, served on fine Royal Doulton china.

Fancy lunches that will blow your mum away

If mum loves a country setting, Farm Vigano knows how to create a stylish event. Explore the pretty gardens and orchards before relaxing into the afternoon with a four course set menu. An antipasto platter, followed by Vigano’s fresh and delicious pizza, will get you in the mood for the baked lunch of slow cooked lamb or chicken cacciatore. A drop of Italian wine completes the picture.

Two Beans and a Farm also offers coffee, lunch and dinner. Get in quick to make a booking. Bluestone Cafe and Restaurant in Wollert also has a full menu with something for everyone in the family. From burgers to heart warming, wholesome desserts, your mum will not go hungry here.

Fun family activities for all year round

If you haven’t been out to Donnybrook to explore the new Gumnut Playground, you and your kids are going to love the May Gibbs inspired playground. It’s huge, it’s creative and it’s accessible. The Shared Cup, the on-site cafe, is a social enterprise which is focused on creating good connections between members of the community. With floor to ceiling picture windows you can sip your coffee and watch your kids on the flying foxes, the trampolines or in the sandpit in this natural bush setting.

Is your Mum an adventurous soul? Take her up to Uncle Nev’s for a trail ride. Whether she’s a confident rider or a total beginner, they’ll find the right horse for her. The trails take riders through bush and farm land, giving mum a good dose of fresh country air.

There really is something for every type of mum in Whittlesea. If your mum is into golf, book her a round at Growling Frog Golf Course or the Whittlesea Golf Club . Perhaps a bush walk or a movie voucher is more her style. Take her shopping at Westfield Plenty Valley, grab some bargains at the outlets at Uni Hill DFO or buy her a gift voucher from Proud Poppy in Doreen.