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Widow Twankey's Cafe

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50 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria 3370, Australia
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Maryborough, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderfully quirky little café. Indoor/Outdoor seating. Excellent lunches for our foursome - lasagne with terrific salad x two and vegetarian focaccia x two, all very tasty. Good service, friendly staff, always with a big smile.

Thank Geoffrey L
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great meal had today, well everytime I go to Clunes to visit my mother Inlaw I am never disappointed thank you😃

Thank Patricia M
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This is quirky little café in the centre of historic Clunes has hot pink walls which give it its odd sense of charm. Our pies, shepherds and cauliflower with cheese, weren't anything special but the accompanying relishes were delicious, especially the beetroot one! Friendly staff made for a lovely experience. The attached lolly shops offers a wide variety old favourites;... More 

Thank AllyJaneJ
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Just stopped for a brekky "top up". I had a yummy home made slice of banana bread and a lovely soy latte. The staff were very friendly which added to the relaxed atmosphere. I wish I had more time to hang out there with a second coffee.

Thank Elbray
Daylesford, Australia
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413 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

A lolly/ice cream shop that serves a delightful light brunch! A real sense of a village shop - a draw card for young and old "children"! Good coffee, hot food and a sense of indulgence! Well done! It could be improved by better wheelchair access and removing opportunities for outdoor smoking - but hopefully both issues will be addressed. Certainly... More 

2 Thank RetiredWazza
Daylesford, Australia
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and weren't disappointed by the mushrooms on toast and hot drinks. There are lots of choices for breakfast and lunch and plenty of treats for the sweet tooth. The decor is quirky, but the service is friendly and efficient. We'll be back.

2 Thank Karen M
Ballarat, Australia
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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Décor with a difference. Wish I had my sunnies. Hot Pink Walls on a Sunday morning was a little testing , however the outside temperature was forgotten after the warm welcome we received, coupled with the superb coffee and equally as good warm Muffin. We will be back.

1 Thank Rusty3350
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Lovely old style lolly shop with great variety of yummy treats ! Also beautiful icecream flavours definately worth a stop

1 Thank Heather Y
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

The coffee and lunch was very good but we made the mistake of ordering immediately on entering, rather than sitting down and reading the menu (which had the prices on it). Therefore we were somewhat shocked when our lunch and coffees cost us over $40. We found it to be a very cosy venue and an enjoyable lunch stop.

2 Thank Shazlex
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place has two facades. On one side is the coffee shop on the other is the "old style' lolly shop. We didnt dine in but purchased some sweets. Prices as expected were high but brings back memories of my childhood.

2 Thank tommomelbourne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria 3370, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Clunes
Email: info@widowtwankeys.com.au

Telephone + 61 3 5345 3426.

Please note that for the first Clunes, Victoria restaurant listing that I recently requested (O'Hara's@Clunes), TA staff incorrectly located it in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) when in fact both O'Hara's and the cafe above are in then historic first Victorian town where gold was discovered in about 1854. Many thanks for your ongoing commitment to accuracy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?