Poppie’s Nursery & Cafe is Anglesea’s plant-filled oasis combining a cafe, food store, gift store and nursery

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Poppie’s Nursery & Cafe is Anglesea’s plant-filled oasis combining a cafe, food store, gift store and nursery

Words by Chloe Cicero

With a fresh renovation, this little gem is providing the freshest, most delightful eats Anglesea has to offer, beautiful local products and plants - lots of plants.

Poppie’s Anglesea is situated along Victoria’s renowned Great Ocean Road. It goes beyond being just a Café; it is a Food Store, Gift Store and Nursery – your ultimate one-stop-shop for almost anything you may ever need. 

Poppie’s, a third-generation family-run business, brings an incredible 46 years of experience in the Anglesea Hospitality industry, making them no strangers to the town, where they initially started with the Anglesea Hotel in the early 1970s.

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Poppie’s has earned its reputation as a hidden oasis, nestled in the heart of Anglesea, and this is entirely justified. Additionally, they have undergone recent renovations within the last 12 months, leaving you with no excuse to not come down and experience it for yourself.

The family have teamed up with fabulous chefs, providing diners with the freshest, most delightful eats Anglesea has to offer.

The café, alongside the food store, is dedicated to providing healthy, delicious, and seasonal food consistently, while also catering to various dietary requirements, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. The garden and nursery also provide the perfect backdrop for a peaceful and tranquil experience that will undoubtedly entice you to return.

The café menu offers a variety of dishes catering to every diet, while the cabinet and counter display rotating daily specials that often incorporate products from the food store. The menu includes all-time favourites like Smashed Avo, Poppies BLT, and delightful Belgian Waffles – an irresistible treat! It also features new dishes like Bali Eggs, Chilli Scrambled Eggs, House-Made Baked Beans and Ham Hock, plus a delicious range of house-made sweet treats which can be enjoyed both in the cafe or at home. 

Their extensive food store showcases beautifully sourced products, including but not limited to Schultz Organic Dairy, The Otway Kitchen, Surfcoast honey, Pauls Pesto, Coffee Snobs, Chooks at the Rooke Free Range Pastured Eggs, Peter Bouchier, Maria’s Pasta, Loco Love, Istra small goods, Oliver Lane GF, Somage, Dench Bakery, Love Tea, Adore GF products, Otway pasta, Organic wine, and many more, always seeking to source locally and from small businesses when possible. 

The venue also boasts a delectable gift store, stocking brands such as Cultiver, Sow and Sow, We The Wild, Indigo Love, EST, Zenj Australia, Grace James, Commonfolk Collective, Frank Green, ENA products, Torquay Tags, Ahki Illustrations, Project Ten, and Smelly Balls. So while you indulge in delicious food and coffee at the café, you can also grab sweet treats and me-treats to take with you.

Recently featured on Postcards and in the Age, it’s no wonder that Poppie’s is a fan favourite for many locals and passers through, and you were thinking it doesn’t get any better than this, think again, because Poppie’s also caters for events, including weddings, engagements, baby showers, and birthdays. Complete with a liquor license, an incredible catering menu, and a venue to die for, Poppie’s definitely needs to be placed at the top of your list of function space considerations.

Poppie’s Nursery & Cafe is located at 1 Simmons Ct, Anglesea and is open 8:30am – 3pm, seven days a week.