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Wee Jeanie Cafe

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by Aloo (subscribe)
Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you. I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published June 3rd 2013
A little bit of magic in Yarraville
Yes, food can be magic when made with care and served with a smile and that is what you will get at Wee Jeanie Cafe in Yarraville, just opposite the train station.

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Unassuming exterior to Wee Jeanie

Not overtly obvious from the outside, it is the first shop as you come into the shopping strip. You may see people sitting in the window. They are not just window dressing, they are real people enjoying some damn good food.

First time I went in, it was for a coffee. I was instantly greeted and I, having been accustomed to ordering at the counter I blurted out my order. Met with a lovely smile (and possibly the thought that I should chill) I was seated and my order confirmed to me as the waiter provided a glass of water and happily went away to place it with the barista. I also opted for a vegan cupcake, which looked delightful and had me intrigued, have you ever tried a beetroot cupcake?

Wee Jeanie cupcakes
Chocolate & beetroot cupcake

Well, the coffee was awesome and the cupcake was moist and gorgeous... and so I went back again for lunch the following week.

This time my companion had baked eggs with mushrooms, fetta and tomato kusundi. Served in the pan, it was a change from the usual fare offered, and received a four star rating out of five.

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Baked eggs

I opted for the avocado on sourdough, and additional toppings. On the menu, this is served with feta, however I requested mine without. It was a taste sensation with the dukka and the pomegranate seeds bursting in my mouth. Definitely would recommend this dish.

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Avocado on sourdough, with dukka, rocket, lemon and pomegranate seeds.

Service on both my visits was attentive but non-intrusive. The cafe vibe is relaxed, with many people on their own stopping in for a meal. There is an open courtyard out the back, great in warmer weather.

The menu I found a little limited, with mainly breakfast options. However there are specials on the board and freshly made salads 'of the day'. There are plenty of sweets and sandwiches on display too.

Wee Jeanie, lunch, breakfast, cafe, Yarraville, West, Melbourne
Looking through the glass from the courtyard out back

The quality and presentation of food and coffees were better than most cafes I have tried in Yarraville. Stop in for something a wee bit different. Let me know what you think.
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Why? Great coffee, service and food.
When: Tues to Saturday 7am- 4.30pm
Phone: (03) 9687 7187
Where: 50 Anderson Street, Yarraville
Cost: Moderate
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I'm not usually a salad person, but that one looks great.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 2624 days ago
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