Freckleduck. There’s something about that name that draws you in. Speaking to Brad Anderson he explained that it’s a name that he had in mind for a cafe for almost a decade.
Brad had a mate in uni that seemed obsessed with rare freckled ducks, to the point that Freckleduck became his nickname. The name stuck in Brad’s head and he always thought it would be a great name for a cafe.
So in 2014, after he and his wife moved from Melbourne, Freckleduck Geelong was born and it didn’t take long for the place to pack out.
As is often said, location is everything. If this is true then Freckleduck Geelong definitely has everything. Sitting on the corner of Malop Street and Yarra Street in Central Geelong, the passing traffic is unrelenting.
Freckleduck’s minimalist black and white exterior stands out as it’s set to the backdrop of Westfield’s towering, modern architecture.
Inside it’s clean, casual furnishings almost provide a haven from the hustle bustle of CBD shopping. Brad mentioned he wasn’t sure about the building until he checked behind the walls and exposed the brick. That was a pivotal moment. It’s a big change from the pop up clothing shops that went before him.
Walking past on a weekend you’ll often see people loaded up with shopping bags or with a pram. They can handle it. There’s plenty of spots to park yourself with the bench, the bar looking out to the Malop Street, room outside, and regular tables.
Drop in for relief from the CBD, quality coffee 7 days a week and simple menu full of good options from small treats to full meals.
|Coffee:||Five Senses Coffee blend, and single origin on monthly rotation|
|Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop:||Couch seat is a good height to work at|
Contact Details Freckleduck Geelong
|Address:||131 Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220|
|Phone:||(03) 5298 2262|