Crossing the threshold into Eddy’s Garage is like stepping back in time to a 1970s tropical paradise. Palm trees, tiki artifacts and Hawaiian shirts set to a soundtrack of classic surf-rock greets you as you take a seat at one of the 50’s laminex tables or stake your claim on the retro velour couch. Outside, the rear courtyard feels almost like it could have come straight out of a Leyland Brothers theme park. Sitting by the pond, under thatched umbrellas and the watchful gaze of a life-sized model crocodile, it’s easy to forget there’s a busy highway right outside.
Hosts Deb and Tim have turned this old Eddington roadhouse into a fun and wholesome cafe with retro arcade games, tabletop foosball and a swag of board games to keep everyone entertained. Outside, on Battle Island, you can challenge a partner to a round of giant Jenga, play to win on an oversized Connect 4 or revisit your childhood days of summer with an old-fashioned game of totem tennis.
Boasting an excellent menu and great coffee, Eddy’s Garage is a ‘must stop’ on your Tiny Towns Arts Trail Adventure and the quintessentially perfect place to plan the next leg of your journey. We are sure you will love it as much as we do.
While you’re out that way, take a short drive to Eastville to visit Kerry Punton‘s farm studio and gallery, and drop into Laanecoorie to see the beautiful ceramic work of Robyn Smith-Clark at Ruff Shuffler Studio Gallery.