Essence Coffee Lounge
Welcome newcomer to Alexandra, the Mia Mia Tearooms are housed in a lovely heritage-listed building that indeed started life as the Mia Mia Tearooms back in the 1880s. With its gracious facade, sunlight streaming through the windows, you could almost think you were still back in that era as you mix with locals who have quickly come to regard the tearooms as a relaxed meeting place. The menu of homemade offerings includes good pies, cakes, soups and terrific platters of local produce such as smoked trout, local cheese and olive oil. There are always several good vegetarian and gluten-free options for main courses and cakes for dessert.
79 Grant St; (03) 5772 2122; open daily for breakfast and lunch