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, they also know how to make a great coffee.
This is actually a huge advantage for them. Many of the best cafes in Geelong are small, yet sometimes you want to be in a sprawling spacious area with room for the family that still captures the cozy atmosphere of the smaller guys. This is where is it Zigfrids excels.
Housed in an old red brick building next to the railyards, Zigfrids Geelong has made great use of a historic building that likely has a rich history. The exposed brick inside is offset by polished concrete and delightful features such as art deco lounge chairs and garden beds hanging from the roof.
Zigfrids Geelong also has a soft spot for taxidermy, something you don’t often see on a venture out for some caffeine. The elk, goat and pigeon as well as the various old world tools and farming implements hanging on the walls tip their hat to the local producers of yesteryear.
Out front you’ll find almost as much space as inside with wet weather blinds and powerful heaters for those cold winter days that Geelong is known for. Back inside and up the stairs you’ll find a mezzanine platform with a great view of the whole place. It’s a nice spot to kickback and watch the excitement from.
If you’re looking for a casual place to catch up for a coffee (or wine, craft beer and fine food) and have children, or a large group of friends then this is somewhere you want to consider as you’ll be able to gather without feeling cramped.
Rating for Zigfrids Geelong
|Atmosphere:||Vibrant & spacious|
|Service:||Friendly and knowledgable|
|Kid/Pram Friendly:||Yes, extremely|
|Table/chair height ratio for working from a laptop:||Great|
Contact Details Zigfrids Geelong
|Address:||66 Pakington Street, Geelong West VIC 3218|
|Phone:||(03) 5221 1555|
|Online:||Website • Facebook • Instagram|