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“New owners = ruined favourite”

Silverleaves General Store and Cafe
Ranked #45 of 75 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“New owners = ruined favourite”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Originally from Phillip island the Silverleaves general store has always been a hidden treasure for local knowledge. Recently sold, my family thought we'd try the store again. I ordered a Asian salad with prawns. It was served on a bed of 2 min noodles with a small portion of snow peas throw on, a couple of peeled prawns with a table spoon of Asian dressing =$20
Wouldn't recommend the visit until a new chef/ owner comes along ;(

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Old store but new age owners”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our group of 7 stayed at a near by holiday house for 3 days to attend the bike races at Phillip Island. We were lucky enough to be next door to the Silverleaves General Store. Don't expect fancy Melbourne cafe style breakfasts or meals but do expect good old fashioned service, really friendly staff, great home baked fresh food. We had the best flat head and chips and Thai noodles with prawns for dinner. Breakfast choices were many and the coffee wasn't too bad either. Only minutes from the beach. They even delivered our dinner directly to our balcony so we could dine at home. The cakes are all home baked and really tasty, NO factory made cakes at this store. The cafe is fully licensed and the prices are very reasonable. You must get off the main street of Cowes and try this cafe, it's really good.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank tracey93
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johannesburg
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great location ,good value”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Set in peaceful Cowes 100m from beach this eatery offers a variety of fresh food at affordable prices. Service on a busy day can be a bit chaotic but pleasantly offered. A great stop on your way to or from the beach

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1 Thank tonydry
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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“Great service”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Cheery service in a relaxed setting. Try the new courtyard out the back - pleasantly green and cool on a hot day.

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly local store”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Very friendly store with majority of what you may want. Wine prices well priced.there was a surcharge when i went to pay with credit card that i had to pay. Could have been told beforehand

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1 Thank pillowtron
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