Prof'[email protected] is a cafe/restaurant/bar nestled within the historic Woodlands Estate. Situated on the edge of a cricket oval beneath huge old trees planted in the 19th century, this gem of a cafe offers fabulous food and excellent coffee away from the pressures of the city. Wednesday to Friday over winter for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, Open longer in the warmer seasons, Prof's is also great for private functions at any time such as birthdays, special outings work functions and more. While parents sit back and enjoy fine food, children can run about in the cricket oval or amuse themselves with a range of toys, including trolleys and a giant chess set from the cafe. Afterwards take a stroll in the heritage gardens, awarded the prestige of being a Garden of National Significance. And do pop into the historic homestead, where the Anchor brand started. Wheelchair access available. We look forward to the pleasure of your company!
Lovely staff, location, food. Seats inside were hard and after sitting for 10 mins became rather painful.
Great service, great food, great location
Lovely atmosphere .Great venue. Lovely staff
Once again a lovely meal from my favourite cafe. Love the personal touch.
The food was excellent (both my parents are raving about the salad), staff were lovely and it’s a great setting right on the old cricket oval with the games available. Thank you!
Great venue , awesome freindly staff , super speedy service and great food. Very child friendly! We will definitely be back.
An amazing day. The staff were so lovely and accommodating. Food was devine. We will be back
This is a pleasure to write about a good cafe / resturant bullett points 1. fantastic tasting food, 2. very good caring service.3 ambiance great.4 good value. more important i will go back
Cannot fault anything! Special note to our lovely young ladies serving us they were so helpful happy and professional. Will be back definitely
Service we received was fantastic and the food was delish. Would love to visit in summer and sit outside
Love the food, the ambiance and great service. Perfect for celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Thank you for making it extra special.
Another great lunch at Prof's - service, food, value top notch..... Just scored the Ambiance lower as we had a joyous birthday party celebration next to us which limited conversation at times. However, having said that - this was in no way a reflection of the continued great food and wonderful, friendly and attentive service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch for four on Sunday and would/will recommend Profs to Family and friends as a rendezvous in future.
As always, I really enjoyed my lunch at prof. Very friendly service and excellent food...will be back
We loved overall.. the food was great. We ordered pork soup, it was a bit bitter and we mentioned to the waitress apart from that we were happy with the experience. The kids loved the outdoor
An awesome experience enjoyed by all 15 in our party. Great place for children. Excellent
We will be back. Thanks
Fabulous place with great vegan food plus plenty of non vegan too.
The staff and service were excellent. My husband became unwell and they were extremely kind and helpful. Thank you.
You may want to check that the plastic sheeting is firmly attached to the frames: there were some cold draughts occasionally, which could be a problem in the depths of winter!
Food was great. Ambiance and staff service was amazing. Garden near the cafe is also a good place to go to after a hearthy meal. Highly recommended.
Very nice lunch, welcoming, lovely setting and ambience. Waiting staff member for our table obviously new but extremely keen to help and pleasant young man. We wish them all well.
Our waitress was lovely, she was smiley and very pleasant to talk to. The food was delicious and service was prompt. Will be back!
Awesome service, great atmosphere, loved the food, stunning venue. Prof's Cafe is such a lovely place to have a great meal in such a beautiful setting at Woodlands Gardens.
The perfect venue for a casual business lunch. We were looked after with just the right amount of contact by prof’s excellent staff. This will be a regular for us, a country cafe at its best
Noting it was a busy time being the day before Fathers Day, the staff did their best under the pressures of catering to a full house. The menu was limited (due to Fathers Day numbers I suspect) but gave enough choice for the table of 7. We were looked after and everyone enjoyed themselves
Limited choice in manu as compared to months ago. Great service however waiting time was long. Excellent environment.
It would be nice to have savoury gluten free options in the cabinet, and more gluten free options in the menu.
mushroom stack brilliant. He also enjoyed chicken schnitzel. Staff remembered Christine. Personal. New heating appreciated
Always enjoy this establishment in a lovely environment serving great food, a good menu and pleasant staff.
Fantastic setting will be back
Very good service and food. Great to see a number of vegan options available. Will definitely be back.
Over all it was a very pleasant time. The only detraction was that I hit my head twice on the hanging basket near our table. My own fault perhaps for not noticing it but I think it is a potential hazard. I didn't hit my head hard, so no damage done to either the plant or my head thankfully.
Lovely setting and good wholesome food. Great service will definitely be back for more!
We had a lovely lunch there thank you. We did have to get our own menus and wait quite a while to see anyone to make an order. I had a salad which was delicious but very small for the price . Overall though it was very good. Friendly staff and gorgeous setting. Loved the carts and toys for kids. Amazing touch
Very pleased overall, probably a bit chilly....maybe a braisers would be a good suggestion available over the winter months as wind coming in underneath plastic. Our waitress was excellent, sorry can't remember her name. Will be back on the summer.
There is no mention on the website about difficulty of Residents going downstairs to sit at a larger table for a group. The drinks came along then 2 residents had to wait for the cups of tea. Toilets outside.............................................When it was raining it was not a good experience
Delicious, service excellent.
Good value, great food and service and a brilliant spot. The only negative thing we felt were that the tables were a little bit too close together, not an issue for us at the time but if it had been a full house it would have been a bit cramped. The person serving us apologized in advance about a shortage of staff on the Day but we were still served efficiently and timely, no problems, will definitely come again in summer to enjoy the grounds more!
Great venue, very noisy for my husband who struggles to hear even with hearing aids.love to return when it’s warmer and sit outside.
Everything very nice but French toast was very soggy - so sadly not a 10/10. We love Profs at Woodlands and will be back soon
Coffee was lovely and staff were friendly
Lovely food. Service was very slow
It was extremely busy so service was slow (we would have allowed more time on our journey had we realised). The food we ordered from the cabinet wasn't warmed through. However it was very tasty and the staff where lovely! The venue looked great and was nice to see it busy with families and everyone looked to be having a blast!