Sunday, 15 June 2014

Piggery Café

This weekend Shannon Bennett from Vue de monde opened the first phase of his rejuvenation of the Burnham Beeches estate in Sherbrooke. Today, I visited The Piggery Café and Burnham Bakery to check it out...

Shannon Bennett being hands on at the Piggery Cafe

The venue is a mixture of modern and rustic with a touch of whimsy. A couple of legs popping out of the wall and branches to hang your coats on are a novelty.

See the legs coming out of the wall?

Things were pretty frantic today but Shannon Bennett was on-site to make sure things ran as smoothly as possible.

Shannon Bennett

Naturally the place was buzzing with people but we were warmly greeted and seated on a communal table straight away. Each table had a toaster and some pots of herbs. Rosemary and oregano were on our table. Perhaps a bit of ‘sage’ is needed... Our lattes were piping hot but still good. The coffee is from Alice Estate, Brazil.


The menu is fairly small but tempting and reasonably priced. Items on the lunch menu include the ‘Lobster Roll’ ($19.00), ‘Charcuterie plate with house pickles’ ($19.00) and the ‘Veggie Burger’ ($10.00). Side dishes include House-made fries ($8.00) and a delicious range of salads ($8.00 for 100g plate).

Yummy looking salads...

I decided to have something from the Char Grill BBQ section of the menu: the ‘Blackmore Wagyu Beef Burger’ ($12.00). This was packed full of goodies and had a succulent patty that was smoky from the grill.

Blackmore Wagyu Beef Burger

My dining companion went with the ‘Merguez sausage, brioche roll, crispy onions, house-made pickles’ ($11.00). The spicy lamb sausage was full of flavour and went well with the pickles and the crispy onion.

Merguez Sausage

Things got a little smoky inside for a while there and set off the smoke alarms but the efficient staff resolved the situation with flair.
Outside seating

Whilst waiting to pay, we drooled over the delightful selection of breads and baked goods but thought we had better save that for next time. Looking forward to stage two...

Piggery Cafe and Burnham Bakery

Address: 1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke, VIC

Phone: 03 9021 2100

Trading Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.00am – 5.00pm
                                                       Sat – Sun: 9.00am – 5.00pm

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