Located in Ferntree Gully, Lorna Cafe is a local favourite for breakfast, brunch and lunch with a bright atmosphere and menu that’ll keep you coming back for more.
For visitors to the popular 1,000 step Kokoda Memorial Walk, it’s a convenient spot to caffeinate, refuel and recharge. Here you can expect to find a menu with a South American flair married with some great traditional favourites.
The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges offer a huge range of award-winning wines and cocktails, quality multicultural dishes, restaurants and cafes showcasing local produce and culinary talent creating the food we love to eat.
If you’re dining in our region, take the time to discover these incredible signature dishes and the unique stories behind what makes them some of the best bites and bevs.
The Signature Dish
Made in house by their wonderful kitchen teams, headed up by executive chef Rob Hawke, Lorna’s famous crumpets are a menu staple and have been since day one. The crumpet recipe comes from Lorna cafe's namesake, grandmother to owner Josh O'Brien. O'Brien grew up in Tasmania and spent much of his childhood at Lorna's place, where her crumpets and curd were a bit of a fixture.
You’ll be sure to find the house made crumpets featuring on the menus in one way or another, paired with different trimmings like lemon butter and macerated strawberries or Nutella custard and poached rhubarb. They even feature on the kids menus with fresh, local honey or even ice cream and berries. It’s no surprise that their famous crumpets are frequently mentioned in reviews as being the best crumpets around! Trust us on this one. You’re welcome.
Crumpets are available all day, every day and feature on the main menu, kids menu and are available for takeaway. If you still can’t get enough, these crumpets can be purchased in packs of four to takeaway and enjoy at home with their freshly made berry jams.
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