Geelong’s coolest coffee machine – Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong review

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Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong was truly a pleasant surprise. It’s recently restored facade is modern and attractive, however it’s muted grey exterior barely hints at the pastel explosion waiting inside.

Forget the coffee, the machine itself will make you nearly fall over, in the same way necks almost snap when a freshly restored Monaro cruises past on a Saturday morning.

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Beautiful Machine

The curvy La Marzocco coffee machine and grinder went straight to panel shop in Moolap where it was given a similar treatment to a rusty classic car. Before being allowed anywhere near the counter it lives on now, it was stripped back to bare metal, sanded, filled, primed and painted in an explosive blue that informs the rest of the cafe’s theme.

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Treats

On the menu are Coffee Cartel Geelong Beans, as well as breakfast, lunch and an extensive amount of treats spread out throughout. The Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong definitely have you covered for the essentials as well. Locally made artisan bread travels a whole kilometre or two, all the way from Born and Bread Bakehouse in Pakington Street Newtown. Eggs, tomatoes, carrots, avocados all sit neatly in baskets in a corner near the door. Newspapers and specialty cheeses over near the fridge.

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Trinkets

Dotted throughout there’s also a selection of locally made items such as candles, bags, and baby clothes with cute coffee cups printed on them. Very appropriate for the young family addicted to quality coffee.

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Blackboard

With wide walkways and a large bathroom, the owners of Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong definitely had parents in mind. This modern take on the traditional corner milk-bars of last century and is something new and truly unique in Geelong. Next time you’re out that side of town don’t pass up the opportunity to drop in for a coffee and a treat.

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - The Essentials

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Signage

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Museli

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - More Treats

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Coffee Machine

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Counter

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - From the Outside

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Making Coffee

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Candles

Kilgour Street Cafe and Grocer Geelong - Bread

 

Rating for Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong

Coffee: Coffee Cartel Geelong
Atmosphere: Delightful
Service: Friendly
Kid/Pram Friendly: Yes
Free Wifi: No
Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop: Bench is a little high.
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Contact Details Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong

Address: 164 Kilgour St, Geelong VIC 3220
Phone: 0439 683 220
Online: WebsiteFacebook

Originally posted on wholesomefun.com.au. Written and photographed by Patrick Blampied. © 2015 Sequence Digital.

 

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