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Happy Days Donuts

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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 March 8th 2022
This will make your day happier

Walking into Happy Days, I was half expecting to see The Fonz behind the counter serving coffee.

Happy days donut cafe.
You get a welcoming feeling.

He wasn't, but barista Mel explained that the name was influenced by the film Grease. I looked around but couldn't see Olivia or John; it must have been their day off!

Happy days interior
Bright and spacious.

The first impression is that of an old fashioned café with booths along one wall.

Happy days interior
A very nostalgic look.

The café is full of 1950/1960s memorabilia everywhere you look.

nostalgic items
In keeping with the era.

It is a donut café, offering many varieties. Plain cinnamon donuts are only $1.00 each and coupled with a coffee, make a quick snack.

Donuts.
Some of the donuts.


Man's best friend is not forgotten with a range of doggie donuts. While you enjoy your coffee in the outdoor seating area, your canine friend can join you with his or her own dish.

Dog donuts.
A special treat for your special friend.


shop exterior
You and your dog can sit in this area.

Dinosaur donuts are available for any passing dinosaurs.

Dinosaur donuts.
These could frighten the customers.

The bill of fare was more extensive than just donuts. You can order burgers, hot dogs, waffles, ice creams, milkshakes and more, not to mention coffees.

menu
The menus doubling as place mats.


Happy Days opened in 2018 and has built up a regular clientele. Co-founder Marcus was happy to relate the success of the business.

Happy days staff.
Marcus about to serve a donut, barista Mel and my coffee and donut,

It wouldn't be the 1950s without a jukebox and there was one, with a pair of roller skates, another icon of the era.

Juke box.
Standard fare of the era.

More nostalgia was about. A car hub cap which all cars used to have, a VW fridge with the motor at the back and a Betty Boo doll, not wearing her heart on her sleeve.

nostalgic items.
More nostalgia.

There are numerous cafes in Main Street Croydon but this one stands out as unique.
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Why? It's an unique experience
When: 10-00 am to 3.00 pm seven days.
Phone: 0421 768 030
Where: 93 Main St, Croydon VIC 3136
Cost: reasonable, particularly the $1-00 donut.
Your Comment
Great theming. I think every day is a great day with a donut in your hand
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5098) 159 days ago
WOW! Nice find Neil. Did you try anything?
by 23and (score: 1|91) 159 days ago
Cute looking place Neil. Now I'm wanting a donut.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2599) 159 days ago
Nice color combination inside and outside this place
by Mindo Koerber (score: 2|234) 12 days ago
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