canolli bar, avondale heights

Rising out of the suburban homes in Avondale Heights is this pretty darn delicious slice of Sicily disguised as a Cannoli Bar! It is hidden among houses so you'd be totally forgiven if you thought you were in the wrong place - but as you 'round the corner you spot the old school shop and your taste buds will let you know you've just found heaven!

We came for Cannoli but it is so much more! The music alone creates a fantastic atmosphere and the selection of food and fare on offer is mouth watering! 

Of course the cannoli is amazing - the classico, nutella and pistaschio options were creamy and crispy (yes mamma tried them all -  oooopppss!) the coffee is amazing too!

Oh and make sure you take cash money as they are pretty new and don't have card facilities as yet. 

Mamma's special mentions: there is a cool park called Canning Reserve on the river not far away - grab some yummy treats and go and have a picnic !

the nitty gritty

open
Wednesday - Friday
8am - 3pm

Saturday and Sunday
8am - 4pm

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two beans and a farm (carome homestead), mernda

This is a real treat folks! A country escape paradise! Built in 1861 from local Bluestone the homestead is glorious. This whole place is so tranquil and located on the Plenty River it has amazing surroundings!

Let’s talk about the food - open for brekkie, lunch and dinner, bookings are essential here where you can choose any number of different spots to dine from the four cosy indoor rooms, the rustic outdoor area or the back room with the toys for the kids!

They use as much local produce (jam and even cordial!) as they can and all their desserts are made onsite! YUM! In fact - all the food is just delicious.

The kids loved the outdoor cubby and garden area - we even spotted some kangaroos! Look, this place is a rare gem and Mamma says - you simply just have to visit!

Mamma's special mention: Mernda Adventure Park is great for some more local fun!

the nitty gritty

Hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm
Saturday
9am - 10pm
Sunday
9am - 4pm
 

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10 Hathfelde Blvd, Mernda

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