THE GREEN REFECTORY
Melbourne, VIC

Walk too fast, and you'll miss this busy little cafe where the coffee is good, the mood cheerful and the tables usually full all through the day. Located right at the Sydney Road tram stop in Brunswick, The Green Refectory evolved from its owner's passion for baking cakes, and the simple food and sweet offerings are hearty and delicious. Cakes here are sold whole or by the slice.
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Address:

115 Sydney Road
Suburb:
Brunswick
Contact:
Tel: +61 3 9387 1150
Cuisine:
Bakery, Cafe, Light meals available
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
License:
Unlicensed
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There's little indication from the outside, except for a bright coffee sign, as to what a lively place The Green Refectory really is. There are only two rooms. The first taken up by the display counter and coffee machine and a few tables, its walls covered in blackboards with lists of what's available to eat-in or takeaway. The back room is a homely mix of styles: stripped brick walls, a painted tongue and groove ceiling, wooden tables and assorted chairs and benches (some with cushions), and an improbable chandelier.

The food is fresh, hearty and delicious. Check out the displays at the front for tempting salads and platters and go with whatever sounds good among the daily specials. Breakfast here, whether early or late, will set you up for the day. The big breakfast, with eggs and all the trimmings (including fresh greens) even manages to look good. There are a few nice touches, such as water bottles that are brought to every table. Throughout the afternoon, check out the coffee and cakes to go. Whole cakes can be ordered, and there is catering, too.
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115 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056
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