Anna Brasier lives in Yarraville and enjoys writing short stories and also writes for her blog, www.amillionshades.wordpress.com.
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The Cornershop is part of Yarraville Village's café scene and as its name suggests, is at the corner or Ballarat Street and Canterbury Road.
Its appeal lies in its ability to cater for both the groovy café dweller and mums with bubs, without losing any of its cosy charm. Its large corner window fills the spacious room with light and looks out onto the temporary pop-up park.
If you prefer the outdoors, table service is available on the front footpath, or out in the back garden. Alternatively you could grab a take-away and relax in the temporary pop-up park out front - another added bonus for Yarraville's village scene.
The food has a home-like feel to it with such yummies as organic sourdough toast with homemade jams. There are oats, ricotta cakes, freshly baked muffins - served warm - and hot breakfast options. There are pide breads with a variety of delicious fillings to hit the spot, such as with corned beef and pickled onion, and yummy desserts such as butterscotch and peanut butter parfait with espresso custard. I couldn't fit them all in one sitting, so I'll be back for more.
The décor is warm with eclectic pieces; rich, wooden tables, with oddly matched chairs and benches with soft flannel cushions. A large, central table in the centre of the café, creates a home-like atmosphere, yet it doesn't feel out of place with its retro-knick-knacks placed here and there.
My favourite was the specials board, fashioned from an old Bookmaker's Betting Board.
The Cornershop is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.