Hippo Lakes

Star 4.7 (140 Google reviews)

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Hippo Lakes

Wednesday - Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm
1541 Chapman Hill Road, Chapman Hill, WA,6280
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Hippo Lakes was born out of a dream, 28 years ago to provide a space for families and their friends to get together, interact or share, whatever the occasion. Situated on 30 acres of land and lake, is a family-owned cafe, farm shop and events venue overlooking magnificent gardens.
Indulge in a delightful experience in the charming cafe and farm shop, complete with a welcoming verandah, cozy indoor seating and picturesque picnic spots. With seasonal menus and regularly changing specials, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, morning tea, lunch, high tea or picnic complemented by a local produced beverages at Hippo Lakes.

The Farm Shop is home to the well-known and loved "The Fat Hippo" range of chutneys and South African delicacies, all made here in the South West alongside other taste local gourmet produce, unique gift ideas and fresh, farm-picked flowers.

Take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting gardens and enjoy a unique and memorable culinary adventure that celebrates local flavours and the beauty of natural surroundings.



Hippo Lakes

1541 Chapman Hill Rd, Chapman Hill WA 6280, Australia


Star 4.7 (140 Google reviews)
Eleanor 13 March 2024

Visited Hippo Lake on the last day before leaving Chapman Hill to head back to Perth City and never regretted making the trip there. The place is so big, with a nice open field for my toddler to run around. Colouring books and pencils to keep my child occupied entertained while we ate. And the ambience was great with beautiful flowers planted all around.

Emilie 23 April 2024

Hippo Lakes is a real hidden gem. It's located a bit outside of town, but it's well worth the drive. The staff is very welcoming. There is a good chance that you'll meet the owner since she works there. All their cakes are absolutely delicious. They also have a breakfast and a lunch menu. There are inside and outside sitting areas. Outside, you have the choice between the picnic tables or the covered area. It's a good place to go with kids since there is a big green space for them to run. You can also have a look at the lake that is a bit further. There are many activities for kids like colouring books, puzzles, giant Jenga. The bathrooms are always very clean and there's a changing table. There's a little shop there with lots of gorgeous little things. If you love brownies, Hippo Lakes is definitely the place to go. Their brownies are gooey with big chunks of chocolate. They're also GF. They also make the best iced chai latte.

Sharon Sherwood 06 December 2023

When a families dream comes true and the result is a stunning oasis, cafe like this, its a must visit. Loved the little shop.The flowering Hydrangeas are breathtaking, friendly service and yummy food. Highly recommended.

Bung Eye Productions 30 August 2023

What an absolute delight! We stopped for scones, jam and cream and also chocolate brownie, was pretty speccy. The terrace and lawn area are lovely. We met one of the owners she was lovely, gave us a bit of a run down on the place. Worth a visit👍