The Cottage Geelong - Main Counter

Killer brekky in a delightful Newtown weatherboard cottage – The Cottage Cafe Geelong review

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What’s the best use for an old weatherboard cottage on Pakington Street in Newtown? Definitely gutting it and creating an award winning cafe like The Cottage Cafe Geelong.

The Cottage Cafe Geelong - Corn Fritters

The Cottage Cafe Geelong – Corn Fritters

It was already great and that was before a recent renovation. The Cottage Cafe Geelong is now better than great. The strong points have always been it’s food and coffee in a cottage setting but it used to be incredibly difficult to order and pay for example. This was due to the main register being behind a hole in the wall. As you can see the main counter has been raised and opened up. Far more inviting now with many enticing treats to boot.

The Cottage Cafe Geelong - Macarons

The Cottage Cafe Geelong – Macarons

Meals are generous and the variety is good. If you’re looking for a killer all day brekky, you’ve got options and won’t be left disappointed. It’s clear the kitchen is full of talented people that take pride in the presentation of their meals. The corn fritters taste as good as they look.

The Cottage Cafe Geelong - The Kitchen Hard at Work

The Cottage Cafe Geelong – The Kitchen Hard at Work

This attention to detail extends to the drinks menu where the crema on long blacks arrive unbroken and the chocolate milkshakes contained in adorable milk bottles.

The Cottage Geelong - Chocolate Milkshakes

The Cottage Geelong – Chocolate Milkshakes

Out back is the eclectic granny garden with a collection of homestead style items that may have been left by the previous owner. It’s pretty but a little nippy as Autumn fades and Winter creeps in. The potbelly stove doesn’t have a chance of heating the whole area but it’s charming none the less.

The Cottage Geelong - Garden Out Back

The Cottage Geelong – Garden Out Back

You may be happy braving it however inside is the safest bet. Some of the new additions that add to the beauty of The Cottage Cafe Geelong are the green wall and the new plywood bookshelves that house a serious set of speakers.

The Cottage Geelong - Potbelly Stove

The Cottage Geelong – Potbelly Stove

The beans are thanks to Atomica Coffee, a Melbourne based roaster going on 20 years in the business. Definitely child and pram friendly. Open weekends which is a bonus for locals and tourists alike.

The Cottage Geelong - Bird Cage

The Cottage Geelong – Bird Cage

 

The Cottage Geelong - Latte

The Cottage Geelong – Latte

 

The Cottage Geelong - Delicious Chocolate

The Cottage Geelong – Delicious Chocolate

 

The Cottage Geelong - Open for business

The Cottage Geelong – Open for business

 

The Cottage Geelong - From out front

The Cottage Geelong – From out front

Rating for The Cottage Cafe Geelong

Coffee: Atomica Coffee
Atmosphere: Relaxed, cozy
Service: Good
Kid/Pram Friendly: Bring the kids!
Free Wifi: No
Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop: Great

Contact Details The Cottage Cafe Geelong

Address: 359 Pakington Street, Newtown VIC 3220
Phone: (03) 5229 1599
Online: WebsiteFacebook

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

 

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