Citrus and Vine is owned by mother and daughter duo, Janet Tongue and Sarah Pedersen. After spending several years holidaying on Phillip Island, the two hatched a plan to start their own restaurant. In February, 2019 their vision come true.
Janet had a café in Bayswater ten years ago that Sarah used to manage while studying to be a teacher. Eventually, Janet sold the business as Sarah began her teaching degree and it was time to move on. When Sarah's husband (former Melbourne Demons player Cameron Pedersen) retired, they decided to move to Cowes and jump in the deepened.
While Cowes was a great place to raise a family, there weren’t many cafes or restaurants with indoor play areas for children. So, after purchasing a café and completing some extensive renovations with the help of her dad Simon, Citrus and Vine opened its doors in February and caters to everyone, young and old.
The restaurant is split into two rooms, separated by a gorgeous sliding barn door handcrafted by Simon. One area has a huge indoor playground suitable for all ages, the other area caters to diners without children. It features a gorgeous lounge where guests can enjoy a cuppa and cake or sip on something a bit stronger.
Citrus and Vine have live music once per month on Saturday night's and have other special events during the year including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas in July, AFL Grand Final and Melbourne Cup.
Citrus and Vine can also host a range of functions including weddings, business lunches, corporate events, religious celebrations, birthday parties and more.
Contact us to book for any occasion.
0428 809 026