I’m excited by today’s post as it’s about a cafe I absolutely ADORE. It’s called The Stables Of Como (The Stables) and is situated amongst the 160 year old property at heritage listed Como House and Garden in South Yarra, Melbourne. It’s run by Icke & Igby management group, creators of Richmond’s Friends Of Mine, as well as Porgie + Mr Jones in Hawthorn and Snow Pony in Deepdene.
It’s become my happy place as I’ve settled into a routine of walking Charlie at Como Park next door then ambling along the street to Como House to finish off the walk around the gardens. The other morning upon entering we strolled past The Stables to the sound of beautiful french music wafting out of the cafe, ohh la la.
Pictured below is one of the three entrances.
You can dine outside or inside, amongst the country chic, farmhouse inspired interior.
Below is The Garden Pavillion which is available to book for private events such as High Teas, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon and Evening Canapes. It’s in a beautiful location overlooking the vegetable garden.
Como House was bought by Charles Armytage in 1864 with his wife Caroline and they raised ten children in its beautiful surroundings. After the death of Charles and Caroline the Armytage family remained at Como for over 95 years, until they handed it over to the National Trust in 1959 preserving a beautiful example of colonial Victoria and its affluence.
The house still remains furnished with Armytage family furniture and provides a glimpse into the lives and times of the dynasty. The Stables also hold functions inside the house in the Grand Ballroom which was built by the family to entertain Melbourne society.
I was fascinated by the age of some of the trees with old, mature tree trunks.
Visiting is a must if you live in Melbourne or are visiting from elsewhere, below is all the information you’ll need to get there.
Como House and Garden