Entering Glenrowan from the north, The Vintage Hall Cafe is the first commercial venture in a town that eats and breathes all things Ned Kelly. If for some reason you’ve no idea who the infamous bushranger was, you’ll surely leave town with a fairly good idea. The Vintage Hall Cafe is actually part of the old village hall that now acts as a vintage and collectibles shop. The attached cafe has recently had a large deck built out the front that continues to wrap around the front of the hall. This added to the indoor dining, doubles the seating, and makes for a pleasant place to sit in fine weather. There’s a stash of both date and plain scones in the cake cabinet. Even though they err to the small side, I decide on just the plain scone. It’s not great as it’s spent too much time in the microwave and is a bit soggy. The berry jam is the highlight, rich and fruity and an excellent commercial variety. The cream on the other hand, although fresh is very light and airy.
Tea: A basic range of tea bags served in a small teapot.
Overall: It’s all about vintage wares and a meal rather than Ned Kelly.
Location: 54 Gladstone St, Glenrowan VIC 3675 Ph: 0412 172 470
Reviewed December, 2017