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The Corner Shop

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by Sofi Sez (subscribe)
Loves being creative, spontaneous, daring and cheeky, whilst living the life of her dreams. Will be honest to admit to having a drink before noon and getting morning coffee in her pajama's...... occasionally :)
Published August 13th 2011
What a great spot on the corner of Canterbury and Ballarat Street Yarraville. Literally named The Corner Shop, (how original) is buzzing on a Sunday afternoon.

As soon as I walked in, I was made eye contact straight away and asked, "table for one"? I claimed my spot in the front window sharing a long bench like table with others beside me. My wine came promptly but how hard is it to serve that. I wasn't feeling peckish but the aroma's from the kitchen and I couldn't help but wonder what was on the menu. Sadly, the kitchen closed at 3.30pm and is definitely not serving anyone else after 4pm. Why you ask? when trading is till 5pm…hmmm well, you will notice the writing in white marker from the waitress that spells CLOSED on the glass door.

So, I took it upon myself to read the menu and this is what you can expect. Breakfast starting at $4.50 for organic sour dough toast with homemade jams and marmalade, promote or Vegemite. Plus, the usual choice of eggs with sides are available. I've had Lunch at The Corner Shop many times before writing about it and my favourite and the most certain to order is the zucchini and mint fritters with cumin yoghurt, sumac and pinenuts priced at $15.00. Yummy yum yum, love this for it's consistent every time. The toasted pides, are a great filler for a warm sandwich, with only four to choose from, one being meat free priced between $10 and $11.50.

Soft drinks are organic, so don't expect for example that real coca cola taste as commonly known. Very, very limited in spirits and beer but you can count on the variety of wine. Nevertheless, with so many places offering so many choices, it's certain to make us spoilt for choice. My guess is, with the very little choice at The Corner Shop it's safe to say, you have much to choose from.

I really dig the cosy warm feel when you step inside, a bunch of fresh boutique flowers in a clear water vase occupies the corner of where I am seated. A communal table smack bang in the middle with newspapers to read for the anti social types. Fresh cakes made in house that look scrumptious and some sort of indie music playing in the background. All round nice vibe.

Although staff take your order, you must pay at the counter before you leave.
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When: Open Mon -Sun 8am - 5pm Dinner Tues - Sat but kitchen closes at 9.30pm.
Where: 11 Ballarat Street Yarraville 3013
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