The heritage restoration of an old Butcher at it’s best – Blue Door Espresso Geelong review

Reading time: 2 mins • Skip to: Rating  •  Contact Details • Pakington Street’s rise to become the cultural centre of Geelong has been widely celebrated, however there’s a dark side to that story as well. For years, many of the beautiful corner shops dotted along Pakington Street’s periphery have been overshadowed and left unviable. The heritage listed […]

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Bring your sombrero- Box Office Geelong review

Reading time: 2 mins • Skip to: Rating  •  Contact Details • Box Office Geelong is reminiscent of that surprise laneway street food find that you weren’t expecting to come across as you traversed off the beaten track travelling Asia or South America. In the late afternoon the sun beams in through the gaps of the makeshift […]

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From hole-in-the-wall to warehouse coffee king – King of the Castle Geelong West review

Reading time: 2 mins • Skip to: Rating  •  Contact Details • Robbie started King of the Castle Geelong West as a tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe at the top-end of Pakington Street wondering if anyone would appreciate or even notice he was there. They certainly did. To his surprise, in no time at all there were lines all […]

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Quality coffee, wine, beer & local produce – Zigfrids Geelong West review

Reading time: 3 mins • Skip to: Rating  •  Contact Details • Zigfrids Geelong may not be the first place that you think of for coffee, but if that’s the case it’s time to reconsider. Its a dining hall pitched as the perfect place for quality wine, craft beers and refined local produce but all that considered, […]

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Coffee in an art gallery – Dirty Rascal Cafe Geelong review

Reading time: 3 mins • Skip to: Rating  •  Contact Details Dirty Rascal Cafe Geelong is tucked away in the corner of Boom Gallery which is part of the Rutland Street precinct in Newtown. Don’t know about Rutland Street yet? It’s down near the river-end of Pako where a pocket of long abandoned warehouses have quickly […]

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

Reading time: 3 mins • Skip to: Rating  •  Contact Details 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. It was already great and that was before a recent renovation. The Cottage Cafe Geelong is now better […]

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