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by Kaye Roberts-Palmer (subscribe)
Kaye Roberts-Palmer is a local culture enthusiast and garden designer who loves all things green and groovy and getting out and about. Discover more of her ponderings at: www.bluebeegardendesign.com.au
Published June 15th 2015
Cute and cosy
The Luncheonette has been on my must try list for ages after I spied the pastries in its old fashioned window.

coffee sweets Luncheonette
Hello yummy

This cafe feels just like being in someone's parlour room that you also happen to be scoffing a delicious buttery croissant in. The home cooked scents coming from the kitchen tempt even the busiest walkers by and inside it's a place to linger with lots of cushions and small but sturdy tables.

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Clever coffee art

I've included a photo of the latte I enjoyed as I love a bit of coffee art and the cup size wasn't stingy, which was perfect for warming up my cold hands while the yummy coffee warmed my insides. Don't bother getting take away as this is a place to linger.

Luncheonette specialises in sweet breakfasts and treats including belgium waffles with rosewater-rhubarb, citrus creme fraiche, toasted hazelnuts and organic maple syrup. Yes it's as good as it sounds.

From heart-warming lunch time sandwiches including the Luncheonette Breakfast Roll with crispy bacon, boiled egg, beetroot, garlic aioli and frisee, to a mashed chickpea salad sandwich with lemony tahini, piquillo peppers and roquette for vegetarians.

With a small area, Luncheonette reaches critical mass quite quickly. On a sunny weekend, relax on the outside tables under the trees.

For me, I really just wanted to grab a good book and my favourite blanket, order an endless supply of treats, and settle in for the afternoon. It's mine, all mine.
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Why? Because it's so darn cute
When: Every day 8am-3pm except Mondays.
Where: 173 Rankins Road, Kensington
Cost: $3 to $21
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