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The Blacksmith's Brother Cafe

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published June 6th 2019
Not an anvil in sight

Cafe sign
The name

This newly opened café is not in a conspicuous location with its entrance from a walkway off Anderson Street.

Cafe exterior
The corner view, entrance around the corner.

After entering the main door, if you glance upwards, you will see the unusual sight of 25 doors suspended horizontally from the ceiling.

Ceiling to ceiling doors.

On my first visit, I just ordered a toasted bacon sandwich and a cappuccino. At $12-50, I thought it was a little expensive, but the coffee was excellent. I would return just for the coffee.

Cafe interior
Order at the counter.

The small things I noted was that I was offered water and cutlery for the sandwich which was quite large and they supplied large serviettes.

Cafe interior
General view.

I did return again for the coffee and this time I ordered a delicious looking Portuguese custard tart. Upon request they zapped it in the microwave as custard is best consumed warm.

The Blacksmith's Brother offers an extensive breakfast menu and specialises in burgers for later in the day, with plenty of liquid items for everyone's taste.

Coffee & cake.
My hot coffee and Portuguese custard tart.

Cafe interior
Late in the day with most of the fresh goodies eaten.

The Blacksmith's Brother is a sister café (or should that be a brother café) to the Blacksmith café in Belgrave. Use the 26th door to gain entry.
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When: Hours: Monday to Saturday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Where: Corner Main & Andersons Streets Lilydale.
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I love the doors on the ceiling. Very unique!
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 705 days ago
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