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Miss Polly Cafe

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by Ellen Maiorano (subscribe)
A Melbourne girl. Filmmaker, writer, general creator of things ellenmaiorano.com
Published August 29th 2011
Miss Polly is a new cafe in Britannia Mall in Mitcham, the oft-neglected area next to Coles which currently transforming into an area worthy of its own visitors.

Miss Polly's making coffee- original image

Miss Polly stands out due to its decor. The interior is sleek yet cosy, with a sophistication usually saved for places in the CBD and inner suburbs. This is the kind of cafe we don't see enough of in the area, and yet it is perfect for the many of us craving a good coffee out in the eastern suburbs.

My soy latte was strong, creamy and delicious, and my companions gave their soy cappuccino and regular cappuccino two thumbs up as well.

We didn't receive the water and muffin we'd asked for; I guess something got a bit lost in communication. They were very kind and apologetic, and we decided to give them a one-time-pass due to it being their third day open and our absolute love of our coffees and the atmosphere. I've since returned and enjoyed another top-notch coffee, and we intend on going back to try some of their great-looking food and of course the elusive muffin!

Miss Polly serves breakfast (all-day) and lunch, and also offers takeaway and catering. For those out in the eastern suburbs, this may very well be your new favourite local, and to our city-living friends: take your chance on a cafe a little further from the city hustle. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you'll find.

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Why? Because great cafes aren't limited to the city.
When: Mon-Fri: 7.30-16.30, Sat-Sun: 8.00-16.00
Where: 26 Britannia Mall, Mitcham, Melbourne, Australia 3132
Cost: Meals approx. $10-$15
Comments
I can vouch for Miss Polly's too. Great place, great food, great atmosphere!
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 7th of September @ 01:30 pm
Me too, Miss Polly's......great service, fabbo decor AND the fun of scribbling with crayons on the butcher paper table covers. Not sure if kids enjoy that but this 53yr old does!
By Monika - senior reviewer
Friday, 25th of May @ 11:01 pm
After a lovely breakfast experience a few weeks ago, I recommended Miss Polly to my friends for our monthly catch-up. To my surprise, we had a very different experience this time round. Our waitress advised us 3 times within 10-15 that we might have to move to a smaller table if they got busy - they weren't busy at the time. We were sitting at two tables for two with an umbrella in-between. There were 3 of us, plus my friends little girl in her pram. After our waitress forgot our order, we waited some time for our food before the waitress advised us that we needed to move as they had been turning people away because they didn't want to sit in the sun or at a smaller table. Apparently there were only 3 of us; my friend's little girl doesn't qualify as a person. She left the three of us to move our drinks, water bottles & glasses, cutlery along with my friend's child and pram. We had to squeeze through tables and patrons and at eight and a half months pregnant, this is no easy feat for me. We then had to help as she struggled to fit our 3 meals and sides onto our tiny table. Another waitress came to apologise but gentle remind us that we had been warned from the start that moving was a possibility. We told her were surprised that's all as no one was waiting for our table plus we had to move a pregnant women and a baby. To my absolute shock she told us we were welcome to go down the road to another restaurant where the tables were bigger. We were then ignored except for clearing our plates and leaving a bottle of water on the table. We weren't asked if we wanted anything else or offered the bill. I'm really sad that this happened but glad there are other cafe's close by with 'bigger' tables.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 8th of November @ 06:38 am
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