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The Loose Goose Cafe

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Published June 16th 2014
The miniscule cafe that made headlines
It's difficult to believe that the tiny Loose Goose café hit headlines last year. Formerly known as the Fat Duck, the café was threatened with legal action from none other than celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal unless it changed its name. There is little chance that anyone could confuse Blumenthal's famous Fat Duck restaurant in London with the Oakleigh South eatery that doesn't even have a kitchen on the premises, but the café's owner quickly acquiesced to demands to change its name rather than go to court.

Located in the relatively new shopping precinct, The Links, the Loose Goose is the perfect place to stop before or after a big supermarket trip with their selection of pastries and sandwiches.

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The food selection at the Loose Goose cafe.

For a quick lunch, my friend and I popped into the Loose Goose café. I ordered a sausage roll, while she got a spinach and ricotta roll which came with a small salad. Our order only came to about $11, which was a pleasant surprise.

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Spinach and cheese roll from the Loose Goose cafe.

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Sausage roll from the Loose Goose cafe.

The Loose Goose café is nothing special, but is a decent place to have a bite to eat if you are in the area. They are all about efficiency; they have made the most of their limited space and service is reasonably fast.
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Why? To refuel after a trip to Masters or Woolies.
When: Breakfast and lunch, seven days.
Phone: 0419 395 366
Where: The Links, Warrigal Road, South Oakleigh.
Cost: $5 - $10 for a pastry or sandwich.
Your Comment
I often call in when shopping for a coffee and have the Banana bread. I think the food could improve with more choice in cakes, sandwiches, The pies and sausage rolls are not that great, can get better in Woolworths.

by lorna (score: 1|32) 2488 days ago
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