Best Known For

House Corn Fritters served with baby spinach, tomato salsa, feta, avocado and pea smash drizzled with balsamic glaze.

About Il Giardino Cafe

Families and coffee lovers are buzzing about Il Giardino Café on Bay Road in Cheltenham. Nestled inside the grounds of Gill’s Nursery and complete with children’s cubby house and play area, this linger-worthy local is a home away from home, a place to revitalise while taking in the lush greenery and relaxing vibe. Take time out over a brew poolside and reflect on a breakfast menu of modern café fare such as the Il Giardino omelet with kale, asparagus, sweet potato and feta on toasted sourdough bread. Tasty lunch combinations like slow cooked pork in Jack Daniel’s barbeque sauce, served with fresh slaw, aioli and chips may tempt, along with coconut panko crumbed prawn tacos topped with avocado salsa and sweet chilli aioli or arancini balls filled with mushroom and feta.


Location & Map

Shop 7, 266 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Tue  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Wed  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Thu  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Fri  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Sat  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Sun  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM

Groups & Functions

I Il Giardino café is nestled within the lush grounds of “Gill’s Nursery” & is one of the most fabulous hidden gems in Cheltenham, Melbourne. We are thrilled to provide this fantastic venue to you, your friends, family & work colleagues to cater for any special event! Our team here at Il Giardino, can personally craft the event of your dreams, to make it a moment to remember for all. It may be a cocktail party, formal sit down dinner, breakfast meeting, corporate meeting, product launch, birthday celebration, wedding, engagement, hen’s night, Christmas celebration, or just a reason to have fun with your loved ones.

  • Up to 140 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (1)


Family friendly cafe
I have been going to this cafe for over 2 years and the staff have always been so friendly and welcoming. My son goes to the daycare below the cafe, and the staff know their customers so well (I never have to order my coffee). The food that comes out of the kitchen is always tasty. Whilst my kids and I have no allergies, I have seen the wait staff always accommodate requests from other customers to ensure that everyone has a positive experience. Their attention to detail is on point. I recommend these guys to anyone in the area!