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Winter’s Cafe Geelong review – Award winning food and coffee

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Head to the river end of Pakington Street on a weekend and Winter’s Cafe Geelong is arguably the busiest spot on the strip. This could be due to the hard work and dedication to quality that lead the team to clean up at the 2014 Golden Plate awards. Winter’s Cafe Geelong were finalists for best local food and best coffee, and took out the peoples choice award and best licensed cafe. That’s an achievement worth paying attention to.

Muffins - Winters Cafe GeelongYou’re hungry already aren’t you? Luckily, in terms of space, it’s a monster! Out front and inside on the bottom floor are almost always packed, however they have a large open space upstairs as well that usually has at least one spare table waiting for you. This also makes Winter’s Cafe Geelong a very family friendly cafe with room for the pram.

Upstairs - Winters Cafe GeelongThe atmosphere is fresh, bright and friendly. The light pours in thanks to big windows upstairs and glass pane doors at the entry. The large retro ad prints add a splash of colour, matched by vintage trinkets and fresh flowers on every table. Despite being extremely busy the staff are all smiles and regularly come past to make sure everything is going well.

From the Front - Winters Cafe Geelong

One look at the menu tells you why they did so well in the Golden Plate Awards. A strong supporter of local producers, the seasonal menu is so extensive and gourmet that a glossary is provided on a separate clipboard so you can fully appreciate your options.

Stay Wild - Winters Cafe GeelongIt ranges from your standard fare ‘egg-based breakfasts’ to a daring ‘Are you Game?’ brekky consisting of everything from Duck Bacon to Smoked Eel Pate!

Long Black - Winters Cafe GeelongWinter’s Cafe Geelong is open for all day breakfast and lunch from 8am seven days a week. Scroll past the additional photos for rating and contact details.

Cutlery Table - Winters Cafe Geelong

Flowers - Winters Cafe Geelong

Milk Jugs - Winters Cafe Geelong





Rating for Winter’s Cafe Geelong

Coffee: Award Winning!
Atmosphere: Modern, bright, spacious
Service: Friendly and attentive
Kid/Pram Friendly: Very family friendly
Free Wifi: No
Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop: Excellent

Contact Details for Winter’s Cafe Geelong

Address: 330 Pakington Street Newtown
Phone: 5221 8832
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Originally posted on wholesomefun.com.au. Written and photographed by Patrick Blampied. © 2015 Sequence Digital.