Shopping centres tend to be a predictable place to shop - they all have the same supermarket and department store. This can be a really great thing when you are pretty sure what you want and don't have too much money available.
And Gippsland Centre, Sale is no different in many respects. However, large shopping centres are not very friendly places to visit - so many people, so much noise. Here is a much more friendly atmosphere. The centre is clean and comfortable, and offers plenty of seating to those who are hungry or tired. The toilets are also clean and easy to find. Even the biggest chain stores such as Target are staffed with friendly people and easy to negotiate.
Cafes available include a popular Chinese restaraunt and the ever popular La Porchettas, both open seven days a week. For a quick snack or cuppa there is Muffin Break, Donut King and Bows Icecream. The only dissappointment I found was that on a Friday night with late shopping, these coffee sellers all close at 5.30pm.