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Pepper Cafe

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by Chris Karageorge (subscribe)
Chris Karageorge - I drink, I eat, I leave.
Published December 16th 2011
Train station cafes. I've said it several times now but they have a certain type of nostalgia and romanticism that lures me in.

Pepper has wooden chairs, wooden benches. Corner windows that over look Pin Oak Crescent in all of its lush greenery goodness.

Full table service is available, so no need to approach the counter like a goose (like me).


Water was brought to my table as soon as I sat down, along with a menu and a question about whether I'd like to start with a drink. It's true, I always start with a drink.

Double espresso. Di Bella Coffee.
It's a well made coffee. Great crema and perfect temperature. The body was a bit too flat and thin for my liking, but not too bad overall. It had all the right flavours swimming around, the caramels, the toasts, the smoky wood flavours.


Pesto eggs.
Yet another dish that I would marry. Nice and light. Not too oily with the pesto. The goat's cheese fetta was the right type of salty within the scrambled eggs. The rocket on top was a nice way to balance out the meal.


The whole time I was sitting there there were heaps of regulars and new walk ins just like me. In terms of staff politeness, attentiveness, food and coffee orders everything was smooth and consistent.

I also ordered a juice.
Apple carrot ginger.
Delicious and cleansing.


The green of the trees. The railings of the train station. The footpaths. The people. All of this can be seen and enjoyed when you take a seat in Pepper. The sound of the train. The smell of the consumables. The taste of Saturday at 12:30pm.
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Why? This is the taste of Saturday at 12:30pm.
When: Monday to Friday - 8 to 9. Saturday to Sunday - 8 to 4.
Where: 44 Pin Oak Crescent. Flemington.
Cost: $3.50 - $18.00
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