Our Cafe

At the gateway to the Yarra Valley and set amongst the gum trees in a leafy back-pocket of Eltham, Second Home is housed in a stunning Alistair Knox warehouse. Steeped in history, the building has previously been home to heavy manufacturing, mechanical workshops and antique furniture before being transformed into the space that it is now… a most spectacular dining space that is Second Home.


A collection of breakfast standards and classics interspersed with a more innovative lunch offering, there is something for all tastes and preferences. Second Home caters to all food intolerances and has a good offering of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan items.

All items are available for takeaway, a perfect option if you want to eat on the run or take it with you to explore the many beautiful parks and recreational spaces in Eltham.



Eltham has a history steeped in the arts, with a vibrant arts community still at its core. Be sure to visit the acclaimed and heritage listed Montsalvat, which is Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community.

Edendale Animal Farm

Stop in to pat the cows and feed the goats at Edendale Animal Farm where you can learn about local indigenous plants and all things sustainable at this educational, environmental facility in Eltham.

Eltham Miniature Railway

The Eltham Miniature Railway is a fun day out for the family. The miniature train makes its way through picturesque and bushy Eltham Lower Park, taking you on a journey right along the Yarra River.


Opening Hours

  • Monday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Tuesday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Wednesday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Thursday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Friday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Saturday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
  • Sunday 8.00 am - 3.00 pm

Thank you for your booking request

We will confirm your booking via email or phone within 24-hours. If your booking is earlier than this, please feel free to call the cafe on (03) 9439 5362 to speak with one of our staff.

We look forward to seeing you soon.