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Published October 3rd 2014
Get your cheese on
If you're ever strolling down Wellington Street, near the Barrack Street intersection, and you have a hankering for some street art, or a coffee, or a sudden craving for a cheese toastie (or all three of those things at once), take a detour into Grand Lane and satisfy your urges at Toastface Grillah.
The mural in Grand Lane
This hole-in-the-wall cafe really stands out from the crowd, not only because of its unusual name (which is an amusing play on words and, no doubt, a reference to acclaimed rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan), but also because of its darn tasty grilled cheese sandwiches and good coffee!
Toastface Grillah offer a variety of wallet-friendly grilled cheese sandwiches to suit all tastes, from good ol' cheese and Vegemite ($5) to fancier offerings like blue cheese, pear and lime chutney ($9). Also available are freshly pressed juices and a selection of boutique sodas. I, personally, couldn't look past the steak and cheese (not listed on their menu online but available in store) which was filled with a pile of shredded meat and oozing, yummy, cheesey goodness.
Steak and cheese
If you're a city worker, this is the perfect spot to drop into for a takeaway lunchtime toastie and caffeine fix, while weekend shoppers can come and rest their legs, fuel up, and plan their next move.
One of the many potted succulents
Look out for succulents planted in almost anything you can imagine, junk turned into art, and all the other little surprises.