Masons Cafe & Foodstore
This beautiful old Victorian corner pub is a friendly haven any time of day. Call in for a morning or afternoon coffee and cake, a light lunch or more hearty dinner, or pick up good food-to-go – all made on the premises. Blackboard lunchtime specials offer terrific value: homemade gnocchi, spaghettini with a simple sauce, or free-range chicken parmigiana and salad. For dinner, order a few entrée plates to share: Kashmiri-style lamb curry, homemade ravioli with lemon and spinach sauce, marmalade-glazed pork belly or maybe baked ricotta with caramelised fig and quince jam. Main courses are also appealing: gnocchi with prawns, Asian duck and shiitake mushroom pie or perhaps oven-roasted breast of chicken fillet with spiced pear and cranberry sauce.
32 Drummond St North; (03) 5333 3895; open Mon–Wed for lunch and Thurs–Fri for lunch and dinner