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Posie Project

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published February 3rd 2023
You are in the Pink here

The Posie Project almost defies description. Before you enter, you notice a couple of small tables under the veranda and people enjoying an alfresco coffee.

Posie Project cafe.
First sighting.

"Beaut," I think, "I'm in the mood for a coffee." The mood changes to surprise when I enter and see it's not a café. What I see is an Aladdin's cave with a huge range of everything.

Shop interior
A magnificent sight.

I see display shelving along each wall and centre tables containing; you name it. It's hard to describe the merchandise as almost every item is different.

Shop wall shelves.
Wall shelves full of almost everything.

If you are looking for a present for someone who thinks they have everything, this is the place to surprise them. I particularly like a small display with playing cards in a tin, a cheese and wine set and a puncture repair kit.

Posie project merchandise.
More items, including the puncture repair kit.

There was a rack of dresses for very young ladies and a couple of teddies for those even younger. To go with any gifts you purchase is a small range of unique cards.

Dresses and bears.
For the very young.

The ambience of Posie is a warm feeling no doubt brought about by the overall pink theme of the décor.

Posie project
Pink is everywhere.

As I near the back of the shop I spy a coffee machine. It is a café, albeit a small one, but a café in delightful surroundings.

Posie project interior.
Ah! Coffee.

Soon Megan is baristing my coffee which was most enjoyable.

Megan making my coffee. Even the coffee machine is pink.

The food available is more snacks than large meals, but is a perfect adjunct to your coffee.

Food cabinet.
Some of the available snacks.

Looking back from the rear of the shop I notice two small tables, pink of course, next to the front window.

Posie project interior.
Looking back.

Owner of the Posie Project, Shannon explained, "Originally we sold posies of dried flower arrangements, but when covid hit we added a café to be able to remain open, providing takeaway coffee and snacks."

Posie project interior.
More merchandise.

They are open every day except Sunday, during normal coffee-drinking hours.

Opening hours.
Opening hours.

Posie Project is at the end of the Montrose shopping strip, on the corner of Devenish Avenue. A clever innovation is an opening and counter for takeaways, a couple of small tables, and a small street library.

Take-away service.
The take-away outlet.

If you are near the Montrose shopping strip visit the Posie Project for a quiet coffee and snack and peruse the bountiful display merchandise. You won't be disappointed with either.

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When: As per photo in article.
Phone: 0408 454 898
Where: 12/926-930 Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose. Melway map: 52. C.7.
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What a beautiful shop, will certainly be going there, thank you!
by don_t (score: 2|108) 47 days ago
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