Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 59 OMEO Cakes, clocks and Christmas displays in Omeo Cuckoo Clock Shop There’s something magical about the High Country that makes cuckoo clocks seem perfectly at home. In fact, visitors come from all over Australia and overseas to visit and buy from Omeo’s famous Cuckoo Clock Shop. Proprietor, Leonie Pendergast, is well known in the town, and travellers young and old are always delighted to see (and hear!) her array of colourful, handcrafted cuckoo clocks in action. Each clock is meticulously carved from soft linen wood, a timber prized by German woodworkers for centuries. The shop is open every day of the week, and Leonie is always more than happy to share her wealth of knowledge about the delightful and fascinating clocks. If you’re in Omeo during the festive season, it’s well worth taking the time to drop into the shop to see Leonie’s wonderful annual Christmas display, which will have you feeling like you’re in Europe! The Crazy Cow Café & Bakery The Crazy Cow Café & Bakery in Omeo is well known by visitors and locals as the place to score freshly-baked sweet delights, including delicious lamingtons, cupcakes, chocolate eclairs, custard tarts, vanilla slices, birthday cakes and much more. The café also serves fabulous coffee, tea, milkshakes and healthy savoury treats, such as vegetable frittata, lasagna, fresh salads, rolls, sandwiches and its famous specialty – possibly Australia’s best chunky, home-made savoury pies! You’ll also discover a range of local produce and gifts that you can take with you, including a range of delicious Tambo Valley Honey varieties, Victorian-made Phoenix Olive Grove sauces and oils, and locally-crafted ‘Wood Burn by Nom’ timber pokerwork giftware. With a reputation for being “yummy, fresh, clean and so friendly” (actual words from one of the café’s many recent five-star online customer reviews), The Crazy Cow Café & Bakery is certainly worth a visit on your trip “up the mountain”. Be sure to drop into the Cuckoo Clock Shop over the festive season to see Leonie Pendergast’s wonderful Christmas display. A delicious Crazy Cow Café ‘Chocolate Combo’. HIGH COUNTRY HOSPITALITY AT THE Crazy Cow Cafe & Bakery | 194 Day Ave, Omeo | 5159 1688 DELICIOUS HOUSE MADE FOOD & GREAT COFFEE INSIDE & OUTSIDE SEATING OR TAKEAWAY - OPEN 7 DAYS. 192A Day Ave, Omeo. Phone: 0403 527 041 Home of the Black Forest Forest Cuckoo Clocks German grandfather clocks Masks and jewellery Country collectables and giftware Christmas decorations Embroidered linen and much more Open 7 days New Location PB1969