Harrow and Harvest – Iconic Café with Historic Charm

  • P.O.A
Harrow and Harvest – Iconic Café with Historic Charm
  • P.O.A


Location: Lilydale, Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Boston Brokers proudly presents a rare opportunity to acquire Harrow and Harvest, an iconic food and beverage establishment nestled in the heart of Lilydale. This historic gem, housed within a stunning circa 1890 church, offers not only a unique dining experience but also a piece of local history. This establishment offers more than just a dining experience; it invites patrons to immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of heritage, community, and culinary innovation.


1. Prime Location: Nestled on a picturesque point in the Yarra Ranges, Harrow and Harvest enjoys exceptional accessibility and visibility. Its strategic position on a main street attracts a diverse clientele, making it a destination for locals and visitors alike.

2. Historic Gem: Housed within a beautiful church with a legacy spanning over 130 years, Harrow and Harvest exudes charm and character. Since 2020, under the ownership of Eddie & Team, it has transformed into an iconic café with rooms, renowned for its quality, location, and reputation.

3. Unique Features: With original floors, stained glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and a stunning fireplace, the property retains its historic allure. Spanning a substantial plot of 1/4 acre, it offers ample space for creative reinvention and expansion.

4. Flexibility and Potential: The property presents endless possibilities for a visionary owner to reimagine it as a distinctive hospitality offering. Its unique features and prime location make it poised to captivate a broad market of discerning patrons.


1. Prime Location: Strategically positioned on a picturesque point in Yarra Ranges, Harrow and Harvest benefits from high visibility and accessibility, drawing a diverse clientele from the surrounding area.

2. Historical Significance: The property boasts a remarkable 130-year legacy as a former church, now transformed into a celebrated café with rooms. Original features such as stained glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and a gorgeous fireplace add to its charm.

3. Versatile Property: Spanning a substantial plot of 1/4 acre, the property offers multiple dining areas including the Vestibule, the Loft, the Salon, the Playroom, and the Courtyard, each with its own unique ambiance.

4. Business Opportunity: With sales turnover exceeding $2 million annually, Harrow and Harvest presents a lucrative investment opportunity. The café operates on short hours, serving brunch from 8 am to 3 pm, with strong coffee sales of 60kg per week.

5. Liquor License: With an on-premise liquor license allowing operations until 11 pm, there is ample potential to host evening functions and events, further enhancing revenue streams.

6. Flexible Concept: Suited for various concepts and themes, the café can easily transition from a daytime eatery to a venue for weddings, functions, and events. Additionally, a retail market offers guests the chance to shop for local artisan products.

7. Fully Equipped Kitchen: A spacious commercial kitchen ensures efficient food preparation and service, catering to large gatherings and events.

8. Parking and Accessibility: With 30 parking spaces available on-site and ample off-street parking nearby, patrons enjoy convenience and ease of access.

9. Established Reputation: Harrow and Harvest is well-respected in the local community and has been recognised as a finalist in regional food awards. Beyond its culinary offerings, Harrow and Harvest has become an integral part of the local community, providing a welcoming space for socialising and relaxation.


Iconic Café Experience: Harrow and Harvest has become a beloved destination for brunch, offering an unparalleled atmosphere for gathering with family and friends.

Community Hub: Beyond its culinary offerings, Harrow and Harvest has become an integral part of the local community, providing a welcoming space for socializing and relaxation.

Enduring Quality: The café is celebrated for its commitment to quality, from its culinary creations to its warm hospitality, ensuring a memorable experience for every guest.


• Long secure lease with favourable rental terms.

• Over 15 staff members, including a strong management team, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations.

• Historical trading information available upon request.

• Fixtures and fittings included in the sale, detailed inventory provided.



VESTIBULE: One of the best parts of this historic building is the entrance way which leads to the original church.

THE LOFT: Our loft seating is such a special area of the Venue. This space brings you closer to the cathedral ceilings and really lets you take in all the beauty and craftsmanship the original church was built with.

THE SALON: if you were walking down the street in the 1890s you would have actually walked through this room between two buildings. One being the original church and the other being the Sunday school. Since it has been transformed into a little sitting room as part of the cafe. You can see the original outer walls of the church & the Sunday school with all its rustic charm.

THE PLAYROOM: This special space was the originally the church but was sold & turned green into the first Lilydale newspaper printers. It was then sold back to the church & used as a Sunday school. Since then, it’s seen many functions & weddings.

They now call it their play room! Filled with u.me. play learning tools so mumma’s can eat & drink while little ones play.

THE COURTYARD: This charming little space will transport you to the 70’s when guests had outdoor weddings in the courtyard. This space is perfect in the warmer months especially for guests who wish to visit with their furry friends.

RETAIL MARKET: A space filled with gorgeous products, offering guests a chance to shop some of the Yarra Valleys most incredible maker products.


Seize the opportunity to own a piece of history and embark on a journey of culinary excellence with Harrow and Harvest. Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur or a visionary newcomer, this iconic establishment offers the perfect canvas to realise your hospitality dreams.


For all inquiries and to arrange a viewing, please contact Boston Brokers: Nathan – 0411 988 999. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to own a piece of history and embark on a rewarding hospitality venture with Harrow and Harvest.


Updated on June 17, 2024 at 5:32 pm
  • Listing ID: 19507
  • Price: P.O.A
  • Industry: Food & Drink
  • Type: Business


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  • City or suburb: Lilydale
  • State: Victoria
  • Postcode: 3140

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