• The Farmer's Wife

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Small place with almond milk and soy milk options for coffee, as well as a couple of vegan smoothies. The buckwheat pancakes (with berries) are vegan and marked. Open Mon-Sat 8:00am-3:00pm.

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11 Reviews

First Review by anniechap


Points +247

21 Feb 2023

Changed hands, little understanding of vegan food

This place has changed hands and I didn’t realise before going here. I just saw the pictures from previous guests on here and got excited about the pancakes! No dedicated vegan options on the menu but they said they could do a ‘vegan breakfast’ but then the woman asked if I could eat ‘flour’?! She was so surprised that I could so they clearly don’t have a lot of awareness working in the food industry, which is so surprising. So it didn’t fill me with confidence to get the breakfast so I ordered a couple of berry smoothies with almond milk but they weren’t very good. They had a faint flavour of berry and were very watered down. Wasn’t worth it unfortunately. But they do have the option of alternative milks which is a good thing.

Pros: Alternative milks

Cons: Limited idea about veganism, No dedicated options to include in the menu, Bland food



Points +85

12 Jun 2022

made a vegan brekkie that isn’t on the menu!

Went in with a friend. Nothing vegan on the menu, so I asked the server, who wasn’t quite sure himself. I was a bit worried but he went and asked the chef who was very busy but came out to me and said she could make a vegan brekkie for me. She let me know they they have nuttelex and obviously won’t put eggs on it, which showed that she actually understood what vegan was. Seeing the last few ratings, I have a feeling they’ve been asked a few times so she knows what she can make. Would be great if they put it on the menu.

The vegan breaky was 2 slices of toast, baked beans, chopped up brown onion, mushrooms, spinach and tomato. I was charged $15.

They also have oat milk.

Pros: Very flexible chef, Very accommodated , Understood what vegan is

Cons: Not actually on the menu


Points +72

16 Apr 2022

No vegan options

New owners, completely unsure of vegan diets. Willing to accomodate though but I ended up getting avocado on toast

Cons: Limited options


Points +56

29 Mar 2022

Limited options

They could have vegan options

Updated from previous review on 2018-07-01

Pros: Nothing really

Cons: Limited choice, Made to feel like a nuisance for asking, What I got to eat was pretty awful


Points +170

25 Nov 2021

New owners - very limited vegan options

We tried to eat here based on the recommendations but the new owners no longer do the vegan pancakes and the staff were not very vegan aware or helpful.

Pros: Vegan smoothie options

Cons: No longer doing vegan pancakes, Limited food options, Not vegan aware at service


Points +94

28 Mar 2021

Tasty, charming with a few good options.

Tucked away down a little lane way, we had some vegan mushrooms on toast and buckwheat pancakes that are also GF. Coffee was decent too. A regional vegan oasis in Port Fairy.

Pros: A few tasty options, Nice atmosphere, Vegan deserts too

Cons: Coffee was decent but not exceptional


Points +175

05 Jan 2021

Great cafe with quite a few vegan options

Hidden cafe with multiple vegan options clearly marked and other dishes were easily made vegan. They didn't have any vegan substitutes, like vegan feta or mock meats but a great option nonetheless.


Points +62

09 Mar 2020

The Farmers Wife

Buckwheat pancakes with variety of fruit.
Mushrooms on toast really tasty . Not much around Port Fairy for vegan dining so this was a welcome spot for breakfast

Pros: Vegans options ., Good service while very busy , Pleasant surroundings

Cons: Not a vegan only cafe , Always can do with more options


Points +393

01 Feb 2019

Small portion and confused flavours

My partner got the buckwheat pancakes which were tiny pikelets rather than pancakes and were extremely gummy. They appeared cooked and raw at the same time. I got the sweet potato fritters that just tasted of curried flaxseed and had that slimy texture wet flax gets. It was served with a salad of mint, dill, parsley, cabbage, and canned spouts. It was very sour and the mixed herbs did not complement each other at all.


Points +1246

29 Dec 2018

Nice cafe

Very busy but nice cafe. None of us were particular fans of the smoothies we got. We shared the vegan glutenfree pancakes and sweet potato fritters and enjoyed both. No vegan cakes or desserts. Quick food service.


Points +34

02 Jun 2018

Yummy vegan/gf soup!

Soup option is generally vegan and they often have a few other choices as well. Nice coffee and staff. Smoothie and juice options too!

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