The Spud Box, Warrnambool

Most evenings on the Princess Highway you can see a group of people standing in front of a food van in the carpark of a closed tyre outlet. This is The Spud Box and I will probably be one of the people standing in line. The Spud Box is open Wednesday to Sunday evening and one of the only spud outlets around.
It can be quite hard to find a hot baked potato as very few outlets are available so when you do find one of this quality it makes the queuing worth your while. The difference I find here is that the potato is crushed at the top rather than just sliced open. Watching Jeremy create the spuds at a very impressive speed adds to the culinary experience.
A large selection of spuds are available in two different sizes (I always go for the large). Choose from meat lovers to vegetarian and many others in between as well as several sauces and salts. The service is always friendly and fast although you may have to queue for some time so if it’s raining or cold be prepared.



Address: Cnr Henna and Raglan Pde, Warrnambool Victoria 3280

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday: Open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday: Open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: Open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday: Open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Farmer’s Wife Harvest Cafe, Port Fairy

The Farmer’s Wife Harvest Cafe entrance is squeezed in between the Commonwealth Bank and Pash clothing store in the main street of Port Fairy.  It is a narrow laneway that leads you down to a cafe Gem that you won’t want to miss. Seriously if you blink you might walk past so keep an eye out for the sign on the old bike in the street.

At the end of the laneway is the Farmer’s Wife. Not a big cafe so you do have to chance a seat if it is a poor day although in fine weather there is plenty of seating outside.  On a fine day try the pebbled area at the front on a bench seat and enjoy the fresh air. Staff are friendly but not intrusive and there really is a feeling of being near the beach.

Although there is not a huge selection of desserts on offer the croissants are fresh and delicious with always a muffin, slice or biscuit to choose from.  Great barista work as the coffee making offers one of the best cappuccinos I have tasted in Port Fairy.

If you are after savoury try a fresh salad or gourmet roll.  If you want something on the go then this is a good place to grab a coffee and roll while you take in the delights of Sackville Street.



Phone:  (03) 5568 2843

Address: 47a Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284

Monday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


Woolsthorpe, Victoria, 3276

Woolsthorpe is located in South West Victoria a little over 20 minutes from Warrnambool. It is at the junction of the Woolsthorpe-Heywood, Koroit-Woolsthorpe, and Warrnambool-Caramut Roads with bridges crossing Spring Creek on two sides.
A neat attractive town lined with deciduous trees and in recent times conifers, Woolsthorpe is a welcome stop after a long drive. The town has a combined Post Office and Milk Bar with takeaway including coffee and also sells fuel (a rarity in small towns). There is a pub in the main street that does meals 7 days a week that is popular with both and visitors. Woolsthorpe has tennis courts, a very popular primary school, cricket ground and importantly a toilet block.
If you are in a hurry for the loo it is in the main street next to the milk bar just in front of the tennis courts. If you haven’t filled up with fuel before leaving Warrnambool consider doing it now as the next stop is a fair way off.