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Widow Twankey's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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50 Fraser St, Clunes, Victoria 3370, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here and everything about it was great. Focaccias, pancakes and thick shakes were all delicious, prices reasonable, and the service was prompt. Thoroughly recommended, and absolutely the best place for a meal in Clunes.

Thank DidsterBenalla
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

As regular visitors to Clunes we look forward to the Widow T's for our favourite yummy quiches with espressos, tea, and cold fruit juices. Chilled carafes of water too. The colourful walls create a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Note - if it's busy you may have to wait a little; I like to read the local newsletter about all the activities... More 

Thank Clear-Direction
Maryborough, Australia
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The name gets me in every time. The food is good and so is the coffee. A large old fashioned lolly shop is next door. Call in next time you pass through Clunes.

Thank Margaret H
Ballarat, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is simply the best cafe in Clunes with a very tasty menu, warm-hearted and generous staff and owners and outstanding coffee.

Thank Patrick H
Maryborough, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

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
Reviewed 25 July 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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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 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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460 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 971 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 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 

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Daylesford, Australia
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 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

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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
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?