Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong - Hugh making coffee

Simple, local, sustainable – Little Green Corner Geelong review

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The Little Green Corner in Lt. Ryrie Street Geelong stands for three core values: Simplicity, thinking and acting locally, and operating sustainably. They’re popular values that are easy to proclaim but harder to live by, and often the wheels fall off before you make it through the door. That’s definitely not the case here.

Little Green Corner Geelong - Seeds

Hugh is the owner and he’s infused those concepts throughout the building, the seasonal menu and his choice of staff. Housed in one of Geelong’s oldest buildings, there are visible signs throughout the Little Green Corner. The first thing you notice is the array of solar panels pointing towards our beautiful north facing bay. As you walk through the door your eye is drawn upward along freshly milled vintage hardwood to a row of fermented jars of veggies that frame the main counter.

Little Green Corner Geelong - Fermented vegies framing the counter

Little Green Corner Geelong – Fermented vegies framing the counter

The timber is heavily featured throughout the Little Green Corner Geelong and was sourced from a building of a similar age that was being demolished in Hamilton.

Little Green Corner Geelong - #greencornerfarm

Little Green Corner Geelong – #greencornerfarm

Anyone who has a green thumb will know the perils of a home garden, as well as the benefits. What do you do with 600 lemons that are all ripe at the same time? The Little Green Corner Cafe offers precious coffee in exchange for local produce. This is when you know they’re committed. Dealing with the variety and inconsistency of small batches of local produce is a challenge that some kitchens aren’t prepared to deal with.

Little Green Corner Geelong - Tipping the Scale

Little Green Corner Geelong – Tipping the Scale

Great coffee sourced from microlots and a seasonal menu isn’t where it ends, the place is littered with little green treats such as the esky boombox, crate table and cardboard business cards. If you’re a green thumb (or and aspiring one), the Little Green Corner Cafe also has you covered with Little Veggie Patch Co. seeds and books. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hi to Hugh, he’s the smiling man behind the coffee machine.

Little Green Corner Geelong - 1 Minute Gardener

Little Green Corner Geelong – 1 Minute Gardener

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong - Esky Speakers

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Esky Speakers

Little Green Corner Geelong - Story of the Week

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Story of the Week

Little Green Corner Geelong - Salted Caramel

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Salted Caramel

Little Green Corner Geelong - Salt & Pepper

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Salt & Pepper

Little Green Corner Geelong - Quince & Cinnamon

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Quince & Cinnamon

Little Green Corner Geelong - From the Front

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – From the Front

Little Green Corner Geelong - Fireplace

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Fireplace

Little Green Corner Geelong - Cardboard Business Cards

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Cardboard Business Cards

Little Green Corner Geelong - Crate Table

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Crate Table

Little Green Corner Geelong - Delicious Filter

Little Green Corner Cafe Geelong – Delicious Filter

Rating for Little Green Corner Geelong

Coffee: Great
Atmosphere: Bright
Service: Super friendly
Kid/Pram Friendly: Good amount of space
Free Wifi: No
Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop: Good

Contact Details Little Green Corner Geelong

Address: 42 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong
Phone: (03) 5273 0229
Online: WebsiteFacebookInstagram

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

 

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