Shillinglaw Cafe Eltham

Shillinglaw Cafe in Eltham is now re-opened. Drop in for your morning tea, coffee, healthy smoothie or sit down with friends and family in our amazing shaded garden for a delicious breakfast, lunch or light meal prepared by our talented Chefs. There is even a brand new sand-pit with clean sand for children to play in and a specially designed menu just for them!

Shillinglaw is located at 4 Panther Place, right next door to the Eltham Library and a stone's throw from Alistair Knox park. We are just a short walk from the Eltham village, Eltham train station and the 902 bus will drop you off at our door. We look forward to seeing you soon!

A little about the history of Shillinglaw

Shillinglaw embodies the spirit of Eltham; built by pioneers, saved by locals.

The cottage was built in 1859 and is constructed from hand made bricks in a Flemish bond pattern and has retained its charm both inside and out. In the 1960’s, it was marked for demolition to make way for new council buildings, but almost overnight, a group was formed by the locals to save the cottage. One of the fund raising efforts was the publication of a cookery book “Flavour of Eltham” which was reprinted 4 times and greatly helped the cause. Brick by brick, the cottage was dismantled and rebuilt in its original form where it still stands today.

The Shillinglaw Cottage has seen many uses over the years but is now a family owned and operated cafe focusing on locally sourced produce, great coffee, delicious chef-made food and friendly service.

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Christmas Opening Hours

Re-opening on the 13th Jan 2018

How to contact us


4 Panther Place Eltham VIC 3095

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