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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
+61 3 5348 3048
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank sema4kris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Rai Hanah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Dhruma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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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.

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

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

Thank woolywombat
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Nice location of course - by the lake. icecream and coffee available. customer service is poor - grumpy man behind the counter (not child friendly). good book selection though, so I go for that!

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Lynette S
22 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew G | Property representative |
hi darcy,please ring me 03 53483048 or email we can arrange something andrew