Smoking Mary

The Smoking Mary


Heirloom tomato sugo strained, Cucumber, chillies fresh, black pepper, Smoked Jalapeno powder, vodka as needed, ice then blend.

Cucumber slice to edge of glass, Smoked Oyster on swizzle stick, be cultured.


The only way to recover from a large day at Sparrows Cafe


Breakfast In Beaufort


Breakfast in Beaufort highlights Beaufort’s growing food culture and aims to encourage people to stop and explore this charming Victorian country hamlet. We look forward to welcoming you to Beaufort for breakfast every weekend in April 2013.

At Sparrows we are very excited about being involved.

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The Wood fired oven

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Here are a few pics of the Wood Fired oven that w had built for Sparrows Cafe’s new Kitchen. This is one of a few wood ovens in Beaufort but the only one in a commercial kitchen. The Oven was built using a photo essay of a similar oven built at Moorooduc Estate on Mornington […]

The Sam I Am & Breakfast In Beaufort


Every weekend in April we will be apart of the first ever Breakfast in Beaufort promotion, We are very excited here at Sparrows!

Each weekend we will be presenting the Sam I Am for your breakfast pleasure, wood fired lamb with scrambled eggs, spring onions and a dash, mind you, of our house made Commando sauce.

Find out more here

The Commando is made in honor of our favorite Mr Jamie who amongst many things loves his Green Jalapeno sauce, on nearly every thing.


Sugo,Sugo and It rained finally!!

You know Kate, she is awesome!

Kate apart from her many talents grows some, a lot actually, tomatoes.

Some we have been do mixed single and mixed varietals of single estate sugo. Black Russians, the big red and the little Red blends. We have also had a crack a t Heather Grandfathers Relish recipe circa 1942. I has come out pretty well 🙂




Whadaya want? Service?


Bacon Cheese Egg sandwich

Whadaya want?

Here at Sparrows cafe in Beaufort we are all about service.

There is service and then there is service.

It is not always easy to match what people expect as far as service goes. Too nice, sometimes, too aloof other times and hell I thought I treated everyone the same?

Maybe that is the problem, maybe the key to good service is to be manipulative “Match needs with customers!” Maybe insincerity is what it all about. “Darling you are fabulous!”

Maybe we, all of  us are customers, are a little out of kilter with our expectations. Acknowledgement, polite respect and listening, from both serving staff & customer, is all that is really needed. Should not be hard but I suppose it involves people and peoples is hard.

My coffee is getting cold, next time.


(Respect and love to Mr James and the Lovely Consort for the photo)


Oven Progress report :)

It seems such a long way away until the middle of February when we can have this wood fire oven fired up for the first time. It is one of two we have planned for the building, it will be awesome when wood fired pizza, roasts and bread will be available in Beaufort.

While this is only one of  a few Wood fired ovens in Beaufort, this is certainly on the only one in a commercial kitchen, well almost we are still building that around the oven 🙂




Cupcakes & Steam engines

It has been a huge weekend with 100th Steam Rally up at Lake Goldsmith.  Buy your coffee at Sparrows Cafe, turn left at the lights and Lake Goldsmith is about 10kms outside of Beaufort.

Beards, braces, denim  overalls and ruddy faces. All sorts of engines that wizz, whir and parp! I  have little idea what they mostly do, the people not the engines but at least they are off the streets.


The whirly gigs on the back of trailers going by were something to behold. Ancient cars by the rally load, gypsy caravan makers, tractor fiends, oh the humanity of it all!

Where are the pictures you ask? Well we were so flat out at Sparrows making coffees, sandwichs, cakes and muffins we didn’t get to go 🙁

That is somthing we will be fixing for the Steam Rally in May 2013.

Anyway here is some cup cakes to keep you amused 🙂

The Great Beaufort Pumpkin Show … come one, come all!

The Great Beaufort Pumpkin Show … come one come all! Roll up…. roll up come and see the The Great Beaufort Pumpkin Show loveys!!!

While they last, we are giving away free Atlantic giant pumpkin seedlings.

There are 40 or so being handed out to the kids at Beaufort primary school


Come in and ask for a seedling at Sparrows Cafe so you too Grow you own Giant pumpkin!