Supporting local businesses is a must at your local Café and at the Fork N Flower, you are sure to find some goodies to take home just for you or gift to that someone special.
Love our menu? Did you know you can purchase some items take away too? Treat yourself to olive oil from Lighthouse Olive Grove, jams, chutneys & relishes from Beerenberg Farm or wines from Oakdene Winery.
If sweet treats are your cravings, try Bellarine famous Vanilla Slice from My Bellarine Kitchen, rock candies, brittles & lollipops from The Australian Sweet Co. or even treat your fur baby to some scrumptious dog treats from Pups Picnic.
Promoting our suppliers is a key part of our business, they support us year-round and offer great insight for trends and/or shortages in the industry. We want to show our support to them while giving thanks for all the hard work they do for us. Learn a little about our suppliers below including what they supply to us, or you can click on each supplier and be directed to their own website or social channels to find out more.
From humble beginnings on farmland in Waurn Ponds, Geelong Flower Farm has grown and prospered into a unique business which continues to serve Geelong, the Bellarine and Western Victoria with premium quality fresh cut flowers. The business is still locally owned and operated and their experience in the horticulture industry means premium selected, quality fresh cut flowers.
We LOVE our neighbours at the Geelong Flower Farm, providing us with fresh floral displays, table decorations, floor & hanging plants both inside and out - when you dine with us, you'll feel like you're outside (or in a jungle!). What's even better is once you've enjoyed your time at the Fork, you can visit the flower farm and take something home with you too!
Dimattina has been roasting coffee since 1954 with state-of-the-art equipment designed to fine-tune the high-volume of roasting. Our in-house blend - Prima Tazza - can be summed up in 3 words; rich, smooth & flamboyant. It combines five of the highest grade carefully selected beans, from the finest estates in Central and South America, New Guinea and Asia. It has a sweet caramel aroma, followed by an exceptionally rich rounded flavour, with an especially smooth finish.
Prima Tazza available to purchase in 1kg bags.
Tea Tonic makes every sip special with maximum goodness in every cup. From health-packed herbal tea to bold black tea, gorgeous greens and wondrous whites, they have a tea for every taste. They're also Australian Certified Organic aka 100% natural teas, no nasties, no chemicals. For anyone who shares a love of drinking delicious teas knows that Tea Tonic are one of the best. At the Fork we stock the ol' favourites like English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint and Chai, plus a special brew of G.L.E.W tea (Ginger, Lemongrass, Echinacea and White Tea) - which is great for building immunity and upset bellies! We also stock a range of Tea Tonic products available for purchase to gift to yourself or a fellow tea lover.
Milklab is an Australian collaboration of different milk varieties made especially for espresso-based coffee known for their capacity to hold form under the wand.
Here at the Fork, we use their almond & lactose free milks which are available to purchase in 1L bottles.
Bonsoy, an all-natural soy milk since 1983 is known to be froth-able like no other. Not all milks can handle heat, what makes Bonsoy so great is that as it gets heated, its flavour profile won't change, making it perfect for latte art and creamy coffee as it stretches further.
We love using Bonsoy soy milk and can be purchased in 1L bottles.
Sam's Juices have been designed for the busy person who wants a nutritious (and delicious) fruit snack in a bottle or a fresh vitamin juice, the good news is - we sell both at the Fork!
We offer two of their "Vitamin" juices - Orange & Berry Apple and two of their "Snack In A Bottle" juices - Green Lunch & Fruit Salad, all of which are crowd favourites, you might just need to try them all! All available for take-home too!
Oakdene Winery is a boutique, family-owned vineyard featuring a cellar door, wine bar, café, accommodation, and gardens. Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, the region’s cool maritime climate offers excellent conditions for producing low yields of high-quality fruit. Fun Fact: the two venues at Oakdene, Manor Suite Wine Bar & Mr Grubb Bistro are both sister venues to Fork N Flower, owned and run by Marty Chichester.
We offer Oakdene's Blue Label range (because yes, they have multiple range's available!) for dine in (by the bottle only) or take away. This includes their N.V. Sparkling Brut, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir & Shiraz - just to name a few!
White Kat Beverage supply local, national, and international wines and craft beers to the West Coast of Victoria. Through Kat (of White Kat Beverages), our wine wastage has been reduced to 0% as she's sourced for us individual wines in cans (yes - in a can!) With some award-winning Australian wineries on board such as Tread Softly Prosecco, Elephant in the Room Chardonnay & Pinot Noir and Take it to the Grave Shiraz, your wine in a can, doesn't compromise on flavour at all, but don't worry - we still serve it in a glass. It also means if you can't drink a full bottle over lunch (hey, some of us can!) you can still enjoy a glass without the added cost or waste. We've had customers love the idea so much they buy them to take them on holidays while they're camping.
While we use White Kat for wholesale business, the company also offers beverage catering for events and more!
In hospitality, we always talk about wastage and ways we can reduce or eliminate as much as possible. So, when we find a supplier that is trying to re-invent 'by the glass wine' we're on board. That's what Joe and Tom had in mind when they founded Riot Wine Co. back in 2016, their core values, fresher, cleaner, easier, and better.
We use Riot Pinot G & Rose Spritz (both come in recyclable cans) - drinkable all year round but the spritz is fantastic during the warmer months!
Australian family owned and operated, the team at Beerenberg have a passion to make your favourite dishes taste even better. We love a good story behind a product - you can find the stories of some of the staff, family and friends featured on each jar.
On our menu's, you'll find the Beerenberg tomato chutney on our popular breaky roll or the Beerenberg raspberry jam to accompany our house-made buttermilk scones amongst other dishes. We stock a variety of jams, relishes, and chutney's all available for purchase.
Think of traditional sweets like rock candies, brittles, aniseed, lollipops, and gobstoppers that taste as good as you remember! That's what the Australian Sweet Company, family owned and operated, create. Handcrafted, quality confectionary from the finest ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.
We stock a wide range of rock candies in all flavours, so you'll be sure to find a favourite amongst them. Our most popular selling treat is the rainbow lollipops - a sure hit with the kids!
Don't think we've forgotten our 4-legged fur babies who visit every week. Owner Maylee from Pups Picnic started her journey in 2017 when she was just 12 years old! Her treats are all hand-made, natural and full of all things good to keep your side-kick happy and healthy.
We stock lots of treats including individual dog biscuits, pups "nuts" and mixed 120g bags of assorted flavours - including breath fresheners!
Pastry chef Gabi of My Bellarine Kitchen has over 20 years' experience in the industry. Starting out as a small home-based baker of all things sweet she now operates out of a facility in Ocean Grove - and we couldn't be happier for her!
Delivering weekly (sometimes twice!) Gabi drops off her Bellarine FAMOUS Vanilla Slice, this is certainly a crowd favourite made with handmade Butter Puff Pastry! Available in house or take-away!
Founded in 2003, La Madre is a wholesale artisan bakery based in Geelong with a simple passion for damn good bread! They're known for their distinctive sourdough style, artisan breads along with delicious pastries and other sweets.
We LOVE their Pane di Casa especially alongside many of our breakfast dishes. A traditional country loaf with a firm dense texture and crust with a sprinkling of semolina on top, perfection!
In the search for a good gluten free bread that's not heavy, dry, or lacking flavour? Meet Graham Gardner from the Healthy Loaf founded in 2008. Graham pioneered a technique that mimics the baking process of real bread but without the gluten. The not-so-secret secret is The Healthy Loaf prove their products like normal bread, so they become soft and fluffy–avoiding that dense and heavy look, feel and taste.
We find our diners are always asking us where we source our gluten free bread? Therefore, we ALWAYS choose 'The Healthy Loaf' gluten free bread above all others available.
A Geelong family owned and operated business - when you are looking for your green-grocer, make Nardi Produce your first stop. We choose Nardi because it's fantastic to find a team (lead by Rachael & Joe) who are just as passionate about the fresh produce they are selling as we are about the produce we are cooking with.