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Corner Caf

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Published March 23rd 2014
Quick Service And Good Value
I know the kids would probably have preferred McDonald's for breakfast on the weekend so it was no surprise when they ordered the egg, bacon and cheese muffins. At $5.50 I thought this was a pretty good deal. For three breakfasts and three drinks it only cost $28 to enjoy being served breakfast in the sunshine.

Café, Restaurant, Lunch, Breakfast, cheap food, fast food, Homemade cakes, Snacks, Coffee, dog friendly, child friendly
Just like Macca's but better

What was surprising is that my daughter said that it was better than McDonald's because it was not over cooked. She reported that the egg was perfectly cooked, the bacon not too crisp and a muffin just the way she liked it.

Café, Restaurant, Lunch, Breakfast, cheap food, fast food, Homemade cakes, Snacks, Coffee, dog friendly, child friendly
Inside the Corner Caf

The Corner Caf in Eltham is, no surprises again, on a corner just up from the main road. It has eleven outdoor settings which means people can and do bring their dogs.

I had to take a photo of the sign bragging that they were the most popular cafe in Eltham for breakfast, lunch, coffee and ice cream. That's a pretty big call as there's lots of cafes in Eltham. Here's some of the factors that might back up such a big claim: they're very inexpensive, they have an extensive menu and a large variety of drinks, and they are incredibly expedient. Even my nine-year-old commented that they were nearly as fast as a drive-through.

Café, Restaurant, Lunch, Breakfast, cheap food, fast food, Homemade cakes, Snacks, Coffee, dog friendly, child friendly

The Corner Caf menu consists of a lengthy list of breakfasts, lunch and light meals. They also have a large selection of petite deserts and biscuits. These alone are enough to put them on my popular list.

To give you an idea of the reasonable prices here are some of the menu items. A cooked breakfast starts from just $9 including eggs. A vegetarian breakfast includes eggs, grilled tomato, seasoned mushrooms, baby spinach and baked beans for $18. It sounds like it but that's not the big breakfast. For just one dollar more you can have all have the above plus bacon, hash brown and chipolata sausages. The menus state that you can order extras but I'm not sure that you could possibly eat them.

Café, Restaurant, Lunch, Breakfast, cheap food, fast food, Homemade cakes, Snacks, Coffee, dog friendly, child friendly
Eat your heart out… literally!

As we were leaving my little prince said that this cafe was 'just charming'. As a bonus it's right near the supermarket, bakery, chicken shop, discount variety store and a chemist. It's definitely worth dropping into when you're visiting Eltham.

Café, Restaurant, Lunch, Breakfast, cheap food, fast food, Homemade cakes, Snacks, Coffee, dog friendly, child friendly
Lots to see nearby

Other cafes in Eltham with obvious locations include the Lane Café and Lily's on Brougham. One is up a lane and the other on Brougham Street. Guess which is which? Also worth a visit: The Main, the Walk, Teapot Cafe and Volumes. The latter deserves a special mention for out of the box creative name!
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Why? For a great breakfast or luncheaon
When: Seven days a week
Phone: 9439 6981
Where: Shop 5/ 950 Main Road, Eltham
Cost: Cheap
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