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Bolton Street Deli and Liquor Café

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Published July 15th 2015
One Stop Shop For Great Food, Wine And Coffee
Deli, Liquor store with café, coffee, gluten free and organic products, wine tasting, in-house blended coffee, restaurant, homemade take away food, cheap coffee,


Bolton Street Deli and Liquor café are renown for their boutique wines and gourmet produce. They now also serve coffee lunch, snacks and breakfast from 7am daily (8am on Sundays). Some examples of food options include soup, pasta dishes and Moussaka. You can dine in or take away from just seven dollars.

Why would you bother to cook?


The food is homemade by one of the staff cooks named Wendy. Gluten-free and organic products are available. My shopping list now includes the takeaway pasta for just $6, a homemade quiche $14.99 and lasagna $16.99.

Also available on the menu is toasted raisin bread $4, soup with fresh sour dough $8, salad rolls for $6, hot chocolate $3.80 and coffees from $3.50. Our hot chocolates were served in a very large cup with 2 marshmellows which always goes down very well with my kids. Takeaway can be purchased in regular or large size.

Eye boggling delights


The owner Colin Chen searched for six months to find the right blend of coffee for his café. It is in-house blended and can be purchased for $39.99 a kilo.

The shop has just been refurbished which includes inside and outside tables and chairs, and high tech TVs showing products that looks extremely tempting - including the award winning wine selection. Friday night is wine tasting night. Pop down and try the bottle you were never sure if you'd like.

Homemade donuts


We just went full of the hot chocolates today. These were served in very large cups, and they were rich, creamy and hot. The kids could not resist the homemade donuts. These were unlike the commercial ones. My daughter (12 years) described them as being a little bit like sweet bread.

Being a budding reviewer, she wanted to add her comment. She thought this was a great place for parents to do their food shopping while the kids sat and ate at the café. I'm not sure whether or not the shopkeepers would be keen on this option, even though I rather liked the idea.

Deli, Liquor store with café, coffee, gluten free and organic products, wine tasting, in-house blended coffee, restaurant, homemade take away food, cheap coffee,


Full those looking for a convenient meal, if for some crazy reason you can't find what you like, or you are trying to cater for diverse and fussy family needs, you can just about get it all in this shopping strip. Right next-door is the charcoal chicken shop. There's also a bakery, cheesecake shop and fish and chips on the corner.

I love a pastry, but I've never had one quite like this


This deli has a vast range of tasty produce including the largest range of cheese I have ever seen at a deli. On the way out we bought some champagne ham and my son made a comment that he could not have it if it had alcohol in it. The waiter explained the reason behind the name. The kids were also impressed that we could choose the preferred thickness of the slices and I noticed it was inexpensive.

Deli, Liquor store with café, coffee, gluten free and organic products, wine tasting, in-house blended coffee, restaurant, homemade take away food, cheap coffee,
What a range!


Now that I have discovered this place, I will definitely have to go back for another creamy hot chocolate and take my shopping trolley. I'll be the one meandering around while the kids are running rampant on the sweet drinks and food!
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When: Open 7 days. From 7am on Mon-Sat, 8am Sun
Phone: 94396922
Where: 120 Bolton Street Montmorency
Cost: very reasonable
Your Comment
Love this store - Colin is great with customers... Its actually Bolton St Eltham :-)
by Cinzgirl (score: 0|6) 1599 days ago
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