The breakfast provided for guests at Casa Favilla is often self-serve but it DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. We will set it up for you if you prefer. You may decide the previous evening if you want it set up for a particular time. Alternatively, you may buzz Gerard or whoever is in charge any time after 7.30am and this person will be available after 8am, usually within about 10 minutes.
We at Casa Favilla believe that you should be able to decide in the morning what time to have breakfast, while you may also decide at the last moment what your preference is. What that means is that we try to ensure that guests know what is available to them, but we let them choose whether to help themselves or whether they prefer us to set it up for them.
We also try to cater for certain dietary preferences and so gluten free products are mostly available, on request if not already in stock. Lactose free milk options, for example are invariably in stock. Below is some more information that is intended to help guests have a clearer idea of what to expect.
CEREAL: There are several varieties of single serve cereal as well as a few choices of other important options, such as gluten free varieties and sometimes also fruit free muesli, for example.
BREAD: The breakfast also includes several choices of bread types for toast. There is usually wholegrain, as well as quality white bread, while a fruit and/or nut bread will almost always be available.
JAMS and MARMALADES: We mostly stock the "Yarra Valley" brand of single serve jams and marmalades but not exclusively so. We also often stack "Roses" brand of such products for example, but in a 500g jar rather than as single serve. Peanut butter and Vegemite are mostly but not always in stock.
MILK and other DAIRY: At Casa Favilla we try to give whatever type of milk is preferred, as well as yoghurt to have with the cereal. The lactose free milk is most likely to be commercially available almond milk, while oat milk, rice milk and coconut milk may well be available at times. Lactose free versions of dairy milk is often also available. Soy milk may be available but with so many options these days we don't guarantee to have any particular type available by default.
JUICE: We also include juice, usually orange, apple, or pineapple juice, whichever is preferred. What we mostly do is provide 2 litre bottles of juice, but sometimes there will be other sizes. With the "Ocean Spray" brand, for example, it is generally available in 1.5 litre sizes.
FRESH FRUIT: At Casa Favilla there is generally a bowl of fresh fruit placed in the kitchen. This is done as a courtesy and is intended to complement the breakfast that is available to all guests. What we have found is that some guests will tend to eat the fruit in the evening and while we try not to make a fuss over this it should be appreciated by everyone that the kitchen area is a shared area and if everything is eaten then other guests may find that little is available for them. We try to replace fresh fruit if and when it is taken but sometimes it remains untouched for days while other times it all goes very quickly, so everyone should respect this difference between a B n B and a motel or hotel.
TEA and COFFEE: There will always be several types of tea available, including green tea and some herbal tea options. These are available in each individual room but the quality grains for Continental style coffee is only available in the shared kitchen area. There will be instant coffee available as well as Continental style grains that can be prepared with the aid of a plunger style coffee maker.
NOTE: Casa Favilla doesn't provide an evening meal and nor do we provide cooking facilities for guests. There are reasons for this which can be explained if anyone requires more information. Potential guests should ask us directly or indirectly if they require more information on anything in relation to food at Casa Favilla.