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A sleek laneway style cafe: Pakington Pantry Geelong review

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Pakington Pantry Geelong is one of the newest additions to the Newtown end / river end / Paris end of Pakington street. It’s been running about 18 months and has been an instant hit.

It’s a dimly lit, sleek laneway style cafe that appears from the front to be a small hole in the wall with a window that you can order through from the street, but actually as you look in you realise that it packs in quite a few. It’s a long thin building with access from both sides and has as much space as any of the other cafes in the strip. The place is child-friendly when it’s not too busy but it’s a pretty popular cafe because the food is good. Therefore be aware that pram access is somewhat limited because of the thin long layout of the cafe.

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Ducale Coffee is on hand which is always good, but it helps to have a talented barista and Pakington Pantry Geelong does have that in Matt the friendly man that’s looking extremely busy behind the machine as people continue to flow in for takeaways.

Lights - Pakington Pantry GeelongAnywhere that has managed to fit a wood-fired pizza oven in their kitchen is a good chance to be able to feed you well and certainly in this case if you’re up for a feed with your coffee there are some serious all-day breakfast and lunch options.

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Breakfasts consist of bircher muesli, oatmeal porridge, french toast, baked eggs, granola, poached eggs, wraps, chilli eggs, pancakes and croissants. Many of these options are vegetarian and there are gluten free options on request. The Shakshuka baked eggs come covered in sauce that’s still bubbling from the heat of the cast iron skillet it comes in.

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Lunch options consist of soup of the day, bruschetta, burgers, pasta, risotto, roti wraps, salads and chips. There’s also an ample range of sweet treats to choose from.

Find them at 3/328 Pakington St, Newtown. Scroll down past the photos for rating and contact details.

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Rating for Pakington Pantry Geelong

Coffee: Ducale Coffee
Atmosphere: Sleek Laneway
Service: Great
Kid/Pram Friendly: Tight when busy
Free Wifi: No
Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop: Perfect

Contact Details for Pakington Pantry Geelong

Address: 3/328 Pakington St, Newtown
Phone: 5223 3232
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Originally posted on wholesomefun.com.au. Written and photographed by Patrick Blampied. © 2015 Sequence Digital.