Ben and I love to go out to brunch on the weekends. Nice coffee, a beautiful meal, chat about our week, make plans for the weekend and week ahead. We’re a little picky and meticulous with pretty much everything and it is no different when it comes to food, which made finding a good local cafe near our new residence quite tricky.
We tried a couple of places around Berwick, but we weren’t too pleased with and finally we decided to try the Primary. We use Zomato to find cafes and restaurants even take away at times. Check it out if you haven’t before, it’s pretty good.
The Primary cafe is set in the Old Berwick Primary School on the edge of Pioneers Park. It is a quite large cafe which opened in 2009 after the old Berwick Primary school relocated. The building was to be demolished but the local residents fought to keep it. Parts of the building are original and are heritage listed which gives it so much character and makes it very calming to the eye. There is a small gift shop located in one of the original class rooms, operated by the National trust society and the park and playground are maintained by the City of Casey.
Absolutely love coming to this place especially on a sunny day, sitting outside and having full view of the park and its surrounding. The cafe is so gorgeous and right next to a park so if you have children and wish to sit on the deck you can watch them play at the park’s playground and relax. The staff is very friendly and service is quite good. They are usually pretty busy so sometimes they tend to be a bit slower but we’ve always received great service and food. Both food and coffee have been consistently great. I am not a huge coffee fan but their latte is one of the best I’ve had and always order the mug. My favourite dish is avocado smash (Check their menu).
As you can tell we’re regulars!
They are open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also do functions with a private dining room that caters for up to 30 people and their main dining room that can cater up to 70 sit down or 130 for a cocktail function.
If you’re looking for a new cafe to try in the Southeast suburbs head to Primary @ Pioneers Park.
Address: 1-11 Peel Street, Berwick VIC 3806
Phone: (03) 9768 9681 – I suggest you make a reservation if you’re heading down with a large group especially on the weekend.
Enjoy the pictures!