The Meeniyan Store
Get in your car and head South East and take in the infinite charm of life in South Gippsland. More specifically you might like to head to Meeniyan, setting for the ABC TV drama “Bed of Roses” and home to Victoria’s only Garlic Festival.
Meeniyan punches well above its weight in terms of great foodie spots with options for discerning diners including Moos at Meeniyan, Pandesal Bakery, the beautiful Trulli Pizzeria and of course, The Meeniyan Store.
The Meeniyan Store was opened by Kirsten Jones and her daughter Felicity 2 years ago with the idea of being a one-stop shop for sourcing local Gippsland food and produce. They now stock produce from more than 50 local farms and they help host the annual Garlic Festival.
Visit for coffee, tea and something sweet. While you are there you are bound to want to have a wander through their kitchen garden and maybe even say hello to their bunnies. Before you leave you will want to pick up some Gippsland produce. When we visited the produce available included local tomatoes, chillis, potatoes and pears. There was also a selection local wine and Gin, meats and cheeses and beautiful bread from Thorpdale Bakery. There is also a small menu of hot food available featuring beautiful pies from Thorpdale Bakery and seasonal sandwiches.
Locals seem to stop in for supplies of bread, fruit and vegetables. I could not resist the locally made soaps from Barany Naturals and Rose bath salts from the South Gippsland Trading Company.
Why not make a weekend of it and stay somewhere local. Nearby attractions include The Great Southern Rail Trail, Wilsons Prom, the local art gallery and the delightful Loch Village with its popular Gin Company.
Visit for friendly service and local produce, in a beautiful location.
Address: 106 Whitelaw St, Meeniyan VIC 3956
Tuesday -Saturday 10am–5pm