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Arcadia Cafe

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Published February 15th 2015
Spend a spare moment with a good coffee
It doesn't happen often these days. A moment to myself to just sit and watch the world go by. With a great cup of coffee and a delicious sweet treat. No kids, just me and a spare moment.

Paleo ball, decaf flat white with soy
Paleo ball with cocoa, seeds and fruit and a decaf flat white with soy at Arcadia Cafe

After I browsed the art supply shop on Gertrude Street, admiring the papers and drawing materials, weighing up what I really needed for my next drawing, I crossed the road to Arcadia Café. It was late afternoon and after a long day the staff happily took the time to explain the ingredients in the Paleo ball which caught my eye. A decaf flat white with soy? No problem.

Cafe Arcadia entrance, fresh cool water on arrival
Cafe Arcadia entrance with fresh cool water on arrival

The café is relaxed and bright with clean tables and friendly staff. The coffee is great, with the right amount of bitterness and creaminess, And the right temperature too. Not too hot to sip straight away but warm enough to be warm to the last sip. As I looked over the sumptuously displayed food in the display counter, the Paleo ball was a discovery. I was assured that it was a healthy option with no sugar or dairy. Made of seeds, fruit, honey, coconut and cocoa, it was the perfect late afternoon treat.

Cafe tables, salt and pepper
A generous centre table and even the salt and pepper looks cute

You can take a seat at the window bench and watch the world go by, or be seated at one of the indoor tables. If you prefer, there is a courtyard out the back. The music was subtle and even though it was the end of the day, I didn't feel rushed by the staff as they discreetly began to clean and pack up. A lovely little full stop to the end of my Saturday afternoon.
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Why? Spend a spare moment with a good coffee
Where: 193 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Your Comment
A great summary, well done
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1245) 1799 days ago
Hello Jenni, a DECAF flat white? Really? Great article and that café sure sounds nice - but a coffee without a hit? Hope they also have real coffee! Thanks for a very, pleasant read. Regards, Tony
by Tony Dyer (score: 2|485) 1799 days ago
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