A HIDDEN GEM
The Artisan Café is a licensed cafe/restaurant, located in the heart of the Blackwood shopping precinct, just a short walk from the Blackwood railway station. Tucked away in a vine-covered laneway behind the Bendigo bank and the Artisan Tuck Shop, we can be somewhat difficult to locate initially. However, once you've found us you'll be so glad you did! We offer a modern Australian menu of seasonal dishes hand-crafted by owner/chef Jonathan Holmes-Ross and his team using fresh, local and artisan ingredients and traditional production methods.
We serve all day breakfast, lunch, and coffee & cake. Additionally, we will be open for dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings in November and December 2015. We are also very happy to host your private function, with a minimum of only 20* guests (*25 on Sat & Sun).
Our food is made fresh, from scratch, right here in The Artisan kitchen. We make the stocks, sauces, pastes, dressings, and mayonnaise which go into our meals. We also make our own jam, preserves, dips, syrups, ice-cream, cakes, biscuits and more. These are made in small batches with no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. What could be better?
We like local produce the best! It travels shorter distances so arrives fresher, is more nutritious, and far more flavoursome than goods from further afield so we source as much as we can from local suppliers. We also support other businesses and the community to help keep the Blackwood area vibrant and viable.
Our efforts to minimise our impact on the earth and operate ethically include, recycling and composting of waste, use of many recycled or biodegradable products including our takeaway packaging, use of free-range eggs, poultry and pork products, sustainable seafood, and organic products where practicable.