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Tabel Talk

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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 November 13th 2022

This small cafe at the North Croydon Plaza on Maroondah Highway is an ideal spot to call in for a coffee or lunch.

Cafe sign
Our venue.

I called in for a quick coffee and was attracted to the deliciously looking orange cake.

orange cake.
The orange cake.

While I was waiting for my coffee and cake and looking around at the décor, I noticed several paintings of pets. Closer inspection revealed they were the work of local artist, Ruth Van Der Linde. Many small cafes are offering a showcase for local artists as part of their décor.

Pet paintings.
Pet paintings by Ruth.

The menu is not extensive but does cater for all tastes. Additional selections are on the specials board. I always like to peruse specials boards as they often have some nice specials not found on the standard menu.

Cafe menu
The food menu.

cafe specials board.
Specoals board - always worth a look.

Hot and cold drinks are also available as well as soft drinks from the 'fridge.

cafe interior
The business end.

Coffee machine.
The coffee factory.

My coffee was hot and the orange cake moist – just perfect.

Coffee and cake.
My coffee and cake.

cafe interior
Enjoying my coffee.

Apart from the orange cake, there were other nibbles to go with your coffee. I was almost tempted to go for the yo-yos – maybe next time.

cafe interior
The nibbles selection.

One of my favourites.

Tabel Talk is open seven days with hours as per the window sign.

opening times
When to come.

There is a small footpath area for those who like to dine al fresco.

Cafe exterior
Outside view.

It's a busy little shopping plaza with a Coles supermarket and a large pharmacy and ample off road parking.

The words say it all.

Good coffee - good food – good company, seems to be their motto – all true.

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Where: 401-415 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon North VIC 3136
Your Comment
I thought its a typo, but no, its "Tabel Talk". Then I google what "Tabel" means ... thanks for sharing Neil
by Mindo Koerber (score: 2|535) 6 days ago
Oh my goodness, those nibbles!
by mytsl (score: 2|133) 16 days ago
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