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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rating for Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong
|Coffee:||Coffee Cartel Geelong|
|Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop:||Bench is a little high.|
Contact Details Kilgour Street Grocer and Cafe Geelong
|Address:||164 Kilgour St, Geelong VIC 3220|
|Phone:||0439 683 220|
|Online:||Website • Facebook|