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“A peaceful hidden gem on outskirts of Geelong”

Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Batesford
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Geelong, Australia
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235 reviews
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“A peaceful hidden gem on outskirts of Geelong”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Visited for morning coffee and lunch on the 18th April ,2012.

I have been here before ,with different guests,they have all loved the place.

The food is simple light country meals,$10.00 was the most for a meal. We had the homemade pie and pasties,that had a salad an fruit chutney served with it. It was delicious and great value.the coffee and tea we had was also at a high quality.the service was excellent.

The view is great too overlooking the gardens and horse's.they have outdoor seating as well. There is also a fantastic lookout at the end of the car park,go there and you will see the view of the Moorabool valley,its stunning.

Homemade chocolate are handmade by the owner lyn and her staff.they are amazing!!!! Order them with your coffee or takes some home.they do pack the choc's in a lovely clear gift box.

I would highly recommend the cafe to everyone. Its would be best to make a booking as it is a popular place to visit.Check out there website for menu.

Cheers

Elisa. BPH.

Visited April 2012
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“Good coffee, good chocolate and good food.”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

What more can you want? Good service? Well you get it!
Take the time to walk up to the viewing spot.

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“Be patient chocolate lovers”
Reviewed April 29, 2011

The website directions were spot on for an out-of-towner to follow. Yes, it was a Saturday afternoon of the school holidays so we did have some expectation of not being the only patrons. However it was surprising how many groups were in the modest cafe area and the counter display did indicate there had been a run on the favourites.

Still my group of three placed a simple order of beverage and choccie treat and sat down to wait. Well, wait we did and in the process we noticed we weren't the only ones having to go and ask after 30minutes about our order. Unfortunately it was no better in placing the take away choccie order.

Having already waited 45min to get our chocolate and beverage, one of our group braved placing a take away order. After standing at the counter for another 40 minutes, during which time staff served people at random and refused to acknowledged my friend's presence, a small box of chocolates was obtained. The others in the group decided against ordering take away items. Total visit 1hr 45mins and only 3 modest chocolates consumed. I can see why the website suggests booking if you want to 'eat in'.

So if you are patient and don't have to be anywhere in a hurry you wont be disappointed by the chocolates. Don't bother if you have a horse allergy (it is situated on a horse agistment place) or want avoid being ignored by petulant teenage staff. I presume that's how they can afford to agist their ponies.

Otherwise order from their website!

Visited April 2011
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