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First impressions can be so deceiving, and in the case of this cafe, that's certainly the case. Located on a corner of the busy Homezone Centre at Windsor, Krave Cafe is a popular choice for serious coffee drinkers. Here you'll find Campos coffee, satisfying breakfast and lunch menus, and sweet treats to make even the most strong-willed customer consider abandoning their diet.
Need something a little stronger? No problem. The cafe is licensed, so you can enjoy your favourite drop. That's the gown-ups taken care of, and the Mums will be happy to hear that kids are catered for too. I watched with envy as a babycino was prepared, topped with loads of froth and then sprinkled with hundreds and thousands.
The staff here are very friendly and go out of their way to make your visit a pleasant one. Despite being in such a busy location, the atmosphere here is relaxed, and bifold windows opening to the street give it a spacious feel. The decor is fresh and funky, with a couple of touches I haven't seen anywhere else. Holiday snaps have been cleverly used to decorate tabletops, and stools topped with original hessian coffee sacks provide unique seating.