I’ve been wanting to visit the Core Cider House in the Perth Hills for months now and we finally got the chance to head out there recently. As it’s around an hour from where we live, we booked for a late breakfast one Sunday morning for Mr C’s birthday.
The setting is just spectacular and worth the drive alone.
The grounds are beautiful and great for kids as there is a huge space for them to run around, a small playground, a natureplay area with loads of big logs and a sandpit.
There is an upstairs seated area, a smaller section with tables downstairs and then several seating options actually in the garden area too.
The menu is small but covers all the basics with some nice extras too.
The simplicity appeals to me, sometimes places can make things over-complicated and over the top which isn’t always necessary.
I went for the poached eggs, field mushroom and ciabatta toast, Mr C went for bacon and poached eggs with ciabatta toast and Little C wanted toast and sausages.
A few people went for the Core Big Brekkie which looked top notch!
Others couldn’t resist the pancakes with apples and double cream, which I’m told were delicious.
The food was good and simple, although I was slightly disappointed when my field mushrooms turned out to be button mushrooms, but they were still tasty.
After breakfast, the lunch scene was hotting up and the downstairs bar area opened up so we decided to indulge in a tasting paddle of all their ciders.
We whiled away a couple of hours with friends at the sandpit, while the kids ran around picking up oranges and apples that had fallen off the fruit trees and having a ball.
By the time we left just before 2pm, the place was absolutely rammed with cars parked all along the verge outside the property. It wasn’t even a particularly warm day so I can imagine this is the place to be in the warmer months and they have live music and entertainment for kids too. In the school holidays they have offered free rides around the farm in the tractor making it a great day out for the kids.
If you haven’t been yet, I’d highly recommend it. We’ll definitely be back!
Have you been? What did you think?