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Page 8 Cafe

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by Jody Kimber (subscribe)
Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published March 9th 2011

Page 8 is a cafe and gift and book shop in Main Street, Mornington.

Taking up less than half the floor space is a comfortable, chic casual cafe. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is good. The menu is simple, based around healthy sandwiches and rolls, sumptous cakes and biscuits and of course the ritualistic urban liquid refreshment. Homemade cakes and biscuits are located at eye level when you go to order; of these, the hummingbird cake stands out as soft and fluffy and the flourless lemon cake and the orange and almond cupcakes are dainty luxuries.

The sandwiches are made on big thick slices bread and their fillings are fresh. Salads and other great lunchtime foods are there for you to peruse and enjoy.

Whilst the cafe is lively with chatter, the gift and card side of the shop is always filled with a browsing flow. This relaxed little shop is filled with big big coffee table books, great travel books, novels, eco notebooks and journals. There are some unique kitchen gifts and cook books.

There are bags for any occasion; handbags, totes and built bags. Handmade jewellery and lovely accessories for Mum.

I love to browse here. Some favourites include the soft globe made by Hugg a Planet and paper globes by Material selection, which I personally love.

At the back of the store is a childrens section that has some really great childrens books. There are also toys which must all be specially chosen. My favorite during this visit was the eco paperchains by abdesigns and the dinga ring, made with love in Byron Bay by Meemoh..

Page 8 can feed you, relax you and help you find a unique gift that is both classic, tasteful, modern and useable.
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Why? To shop and eat
When: Weekdays and weekends
Where: 188 Main Street Mornington,Vic Au
Cost: As much as you'd like to spend. (Free to browse.)
You definately have to visit Page 8! Great coffee and cake! Nice place to have coffee on your own, as they have a good selection of Mags to browse!! If I need a special gift for a special buddy I head there and I always find something abit different. Great choice of coffee table books and jewellery/ Love it! :)
By gailh - reader
Sunday, 22nd of April @ 10:09 am
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