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Tyranny of Distance

Address
Address:
147 Union Street,
Windsor VIC 3181
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9525 1005
Cuisine
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$

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Windsor's Tyranny of Distance is a welcome, off-Chapel Street retreat with a name that's all too apt if you live too far to enjoy its cool retro ambience and delicious Mediterranean-inspired fare. This open plan cafe is shrouded with greenery creating a relaxing environment to relax with a coffee or enjoy the all-day menu of handmade fare, made with locally sourced ingredients.

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LOCATION
Ten metres off Chapel Street, opposite Melbourne Bowls Club. A short walk from Windsor train station.

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This diner’s name is apt if you live too far away to enjoy its funky recycled ambience and fresh, locally-sourced menu. Once an old lube garage, Tyranny of Distance now offers refuelling of a different nature. It’s a triumph of recycled parts – gas bottles become lamps, old bank notes become tables – and the semi-open courtyard feel is a welcome respite in summer and cosily warmed by large heaters in winter. There’s a casual, rustic feeling here which extends to the friendly, laid-back staff and the flexible menu. Breakfast is available until 3pm and might involve some serious sweet chilli scrambled eggs and bacon action or warm toasted quinoa with toasted cashews, almonds, dried cranberries and apricots with lemongrass and coconut.

Larger fare comes in the form of soft and puffy homemade flatbreads in a variety of tasty incarnations (tuna and spring onion, cheese kransky, sauerkraut and mustard, eggplant caponata and fetta) as well as tapas for lighter lunch or snack options. Popular mains include mixed seafood paella, pan fried Szechwan squid salad with lemon aioli or the dukkah-crusted chicken Kiev stuffed with goat’s cheese and chives and topped with smoky babaganoush. Finish with a lemon tart or triple chocolate orange pudding. As well as offering quality fare, Tyranny of Distance offers value for money with large serves that will more than satisfy any appetite. Service with a smile and a good selection of cocktails also help make this a place locals are happy to call their home away from home.

Angela Costanzo
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Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
Breakfast
Cheap & Cheerful
Late Night Dining
Outdoor Dining
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Suitable for Families with children
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