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Quaint spot to browse for that hidden literary treasure and then have a meal

A novel idea to have a second hand bookshop with adjoining cafe. Nourishment for the soul and food... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Greater Perth, Australia
Wonderful Coffee/book shop overlooking the lake

After a stroll around the lake this quaint little cafe is just the perfect place to sit and enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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A visit to Daylesford is not complete without a visit to the lake. On the shore of Lake Daylesford is the Bookbarn, a quirky second hand book shop with a small cafe and deck overlooking the lake, This hidden 'gem' has quality secondhand books, local...more
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1 Leggatt St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
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All reviews deck overlooking the lake second hand bookshop book shop coffee and cake warm scones daylesford lake light lunch nice spot great coffee for sale bookstore collection gems delight range
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe is lovely, but the older gentleman behind the counter behaved terribly when we were in. Berated the young man working there in the middle of the cafe for all the customers to see and hear.I was sat out front and could still hear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank isabelt967
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Had lunch at the Book Barn. Friendly staff...I could not drink the coffee..weak. The toasted cheese and tomato sandwich was not good. Bread was dry. We were given butter to put on the outside of our toasted sandwich. Usually the butter is spread on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sema4kris
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE. Could spend hours browsing the books.... some really old collections. Got the kids some ice cream and cakes (good cakes!) and myself hot choc & some really good old books (sucker for musty smell of old books). Overlooking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rai Hanah M
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The deck space is nice near the lake. The serve could be much better. We ordered bruchetta & soup. When we got the food we we're shocked 1slice of bread with roughly 8 tiny cherry tomatoes, few olives here & there & majority was onions....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dhruma
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Lake Daylesford yesterday at 4:25pm, my young son (just turned 9) was looking forward to an ice cream from this cafe, he quickly got out the car and approached the cafe, an older man had been packing some things away, a lady was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bianca D
Reviewed 29 July 2018

A novel idea to have a second hand bookshop with adjoining cafe. Nourishment for the soul and food for the body. Buy three books and get the lowest price free deal. Browse for that book/s from the extensive range after you have a meal/coffee on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed 7 March 2018

After a stroll around the lake this quaint little cafe is just the perfect place to sit and enjoy a coffee with the best melting moments. We sat on the deck at the back of the café, however there are also tables out the front...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

A quaint bookstore with small outdoor dining area overlooking the lake. Service was good and the cheesecake and coffee was nice.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank oceandreamings
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We love going to Daylesford for a day trip, but since the newly built Boathouse Restaurant does not serve "Coffee only" anymore, we were very happy to sit down on the veranda at the back of the Bookbarn at the other corner of the car...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Barbara v
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Located on Lake Daylesford, this shop of used books is the perfect place to fossick around for that book you always meant to read and enjoy coffee and cake, a light lunch, or a glass of wine. There are several tables are on the deck...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Lynette S
22 April 2018|
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hi darcy,please ring me 03 53483048 or email we can arrange something andrew