9 Blackstone Road‚ Eastern Heights

Tucked into one of the heritage city’s oldest neighbourhoods, you’ll find an absolute treasure of a little café that goes by the name of Wild Rose Cottage.

Sisters Prue and Verity took the business over in 2018 and are helped out by two more sisters, Evangeline and Abigail, as well as Mum Joanne.

The friendly, welcoming space is character-filled and lovely, gift items and cards adorning shelves and a piano in the corner with a “play me” sign.

The menu offers up lots of homestyle dishes including a savoury mince that has earned ‘standout favourite’ status, and fresh scones with cream and jam.

High teas are available and there are always sweets and desserts loaded into the cabinet and on the counter. There’s also a fudge counter – good to know if you’re in need of a sweet hit with coffee to get you through the day!

High teas are available for morning tea or lunch and there are plans to open a bubble tea room next door so watch that space too.

The café is open from 6.30 am-5 pm on weekdays and from 6.30 am to 2 pm at weekends.

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    Recent Reviews


    Oct 2021

    No going back

    Average visit and not worth going out of your way for. The meals were really good but …. Who serves eggs Benedict without ham or bacon. I actually thought they were joking but they weren’t. Then the... more »

    Faye N

    Oct 2019

    Enjoy my visits here

    I love this place. Lovely atmosphere to meet friends for lunch or enjoy a solo coffee. Very friendly and efficient service. Food is great, coffee is good and hot. Enjoy taking new people here... more »

    Greg S

    Aug 2019

    Lovely Little Cafe

    Went here for morning tea. Had been put off attending due to bad reviews years ago. Pleasantly surprised to find lovely friendly staff, coffee was very tasty and a great selection of small cakes... more »


    May 2019

    Overrated (good for high tea or coffee cake type visit)

    I’d heard so many good reviews about the cottage, so I was a disappointed when out visit turned out to be a little underwhelming. It’s a great spot if you’re looking for coffee & cake but don’t... more »


    Feb 2019

    Coffee Stop

    A family business where each of them contribute to provide friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. more »