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Breakfast @ The Post Office Hotel (Cafe 229)

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Published January 2nd 2014
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Sit and watch the world go by at the POH Cafe


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Handy dandy map of the Post Office Hotel (POH). Image from their website


From 7am every morning residents of Coburg and surrounds are drawn to the relaxed, open atmosphere and delicious coffee at the Post Office Hotel Cafe. The Post Office Hotel, or "The POH" to locals, is a recently renovated conglomerate of bar, cafe, bottle shop, pizza takeaway, dining hall and live music venue. Cleverly divided, the huge space loses no charm for being such a mass, and each area has the just the right amount of atmosphere and intimacy.

The cafe area, where I've enjoyed breakfast on a few occasions, is clean and bright with plenty of seating, decent prices and family-friendly menu options. The fruit toast ($6.50) is ah-mazing, and if the kiddies don't fancy the delicious regular options they can get an egg and toast soldiers, a toastie or even a bowl of coco pops. I choose two poached eggs on thick white toast and it arrives quickly, simple but delicious. The waiters are friendly and natural, which suits the relaxed atmosphere.

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Spacious dining hall at the Post Office Hotel Cafe 229


If you're late to wake you can also choose from their pizza menu, which is available from 11am and includes delicious options such as roast pear, mozzarella, gorgonzola, grana, scamorza & rosemary, and tomato sugo, prosciutto, mushrooms, spinach & boccocini.

Fresh juice options are unfortunately limited, but there is the usual array of coffees for a morning wake-up, as well as iced drinks, organic lemonade, and herbal tea.

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch, Dinner and take-away menus are available for download from their website.

This is a great place to bring the whole family, or sit and relax with the paper in a solo Sunday brunch. While you're there, check out the bar and restaurant areas, and maybe come back later for the dessert menu - blood orange semifreddo, pomegranate molasses, apple & blood orange jelly... yum!

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Sweet pastries on offer at The POH Cafe 229


The POH is at 229-231 Sydney Road Coburg (tram number 19, stop 31 will take you right to the door).

Opening hours
Monday 7am-3pm, Closed for Dinner
Tuesday 7am-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Wednesday & Thursday 7am-3pm, 5.30pm-12am
Friday & Saturday 7am-3pm, 5.30pm-Late
Sunday 7am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm
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Why? Carefully crafted, delicious family fare
When: Open daily from 7am.
Phone: (03) 9386 5300
Where: 229-231 Sydney Road Coburg
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