The buzzy cafe is housed in an 1890s shopfront, with pavement seating at the front and two rooms inside that spill onto a rear deck and into a back garden with summer seating. Regulars come for eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine to kick-start the day, moving on to an extensive lunchtime menu and daily specials board. All tastes are catered for, from lentil and lamb burgers to risotto, pasta, a daily soup and choice of salads. Some dishes carry over to the dinner menu, which might also offer homemade gnocchi with sweet potato, Asian-style pork salad and caramelised beetroot tart, as well as steaks, curries and fish of the day.
64 Mostyn St; (03) 5470 6722; open daily for breakfast and lunch