Schoolhouse Café at Peppermint Ridge

The 1929 Schoolhouse at Peppermint Ridge Farm has views over Bunyip State Park.

Tour and Taste Events

Our regular Tour and Taste events feature a guided tour of our Cornucopia Australis exhibition on Australia's early history.  The exhibition features  a wonderful mural painted by Aboriginal artists Eileen Harrison and Jenny Murray-Jones. The exhibition is located at Cornucopia, one km before the farm at 459 Tynong North road, Tynong North. The exhibition is followed by a tour of the native food forest at Peppermint Ridge Farm followed by a three course lunch. The menu is guided by fresh, seasonal produce straight from our kitchen garden and with either option you’ll be treated to a unique meal highlighting the flavours of Australian native foods. Everything we serve is prepared in-house for you by our family.

Cost: Cornucopia Australis Exhibition, Native food forest garden tour & lunch $115.

Please note that we offer a set menu and are not able to accommodate all dietary requirements. Starters  are vegetarian with a chicken & vegetarian option for main course. Please check with us if you have questions before making your booking.

See our latest menus. Go to full list of Tour & Taste events

Native Creative Cooking Classes

Our popular native creative cooking classes ($185pp) run throughout the year. Julie is an experienced educator and cook and she will introduce you to the fantastic native food plants in the garden as you harvest the plants to be used in the class. The schoolhouse café provides the venue for the class as you cook up a storm to share with the class for lunch which is included in the cost.  Go to a full list of Cooking Classes here


Our next cooking classes


We run occasional workshops on native food garden design, sustainable gardening and organic vegetable growing. These can also be delivered off site at your workplace or community group. Go to a full list of Workshops here

Our next workshops

Private Events

Don't see a date that works for you? We can arrange private events and tours at Peppermint Ridge Farm as well. Why not get a group together for a catered Tour and Taste Lunch or a Native Creative Cooking Class? Minimum of six people (for cooking school classes) and ten people (for tour and taste lunches) apply per booking.

Schoolhouse Cafe at Peppermint Ridge Farm