The gaudy plastic strips hanging over the door, mismatched formica tables and the stream of regulars trailing kids and dogs really do make the Corner Store Cafe feel like the low-fi neighbourhood hangout. Our large lunch plate ($13.50) contained one of the day’s specials (our choice was the large red capsicum stuffed with risotto) served with salad and an unfortunately oily potato dauphinois. Sitting on the miniature pavement table, listening to the local patter and soaking in the sunshine – a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon.

  • Corner Store Cafe, 100 Scotchmer Rd, Fitzroy North +61 3 9489 8508

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