This classy 100-seat cafe within the bustling Collins bookshop is named after the second part of local author Hal Porter’s autobiography. Parisian-style green and white chairs and tables give way to the main cafe inside, which leads through to a lovely courtyard planted with citrus trees shading herbs and salad vegetables destined for the cafe’s kitchen. A talented team of sibling chefs prepare all the food on the menu, from crunchy granola, salmon scrambles and Austrian-style pancakes for breakfast through to white chocolate and raspberry muffins, decadent rum baba and black forest cake. Open sandwiches are named after classic authors like Steinbeck and Hemingway. Try the homemade lemonade.
Collins Booksellers, 166 Main St; (03) 5152 5181; open Mon–Sat for breakfast and lunchcomments powered by Disqus