This charming little café deserves more support! Here we tread the difficult path of servicing both tradesmen in need of a good Schnitzel roll, as well as the common-or-garden Melbournite, out to display their fashionable taste in coffee and baristas. And they pull it off with a smile.
After a Christmas upgrade, Woodside Green is sporting some funkilicious reused bar stools, big wooden tables necessary in any modern Melbourne café and some enhanced umbrella'd footpath seating. An interior of bare brickwork various collectables adds a quaint comfort.
The barista is particularly exciting. Obligatory yet unique tattoos: check. Heart-warming smile: check. Serious coffee skills, including a seriously smooth latte: check. Enough conversation to make him human too: check. Carlton should be proud and so should the coffee beans.
As for the food, their morsels are still hard to pass up. Casual coffees are well paired with muffins, biscuits and cakes (homemade of course), while the city worker can easily pick up a lunchtime salad, more substantial meal or take advantage of the sandwich bar. Standard coffees are a rockin' $3 (!) and a cold drinks fridge exist too, unlike some more narrow-minded caffeine haunts.
If W. Green was lacking in originality (which it's not) the winning feature I'd refer to is the wall of loyalty cards. Not only are the loyal members abounding, the fact that one can store their loyalty card in the café (not the nether-regions of an overflowing wallet) is just great. Good one W. Green.
This small idyll is situated perfectly between the CBD and the sometimes frightening echelons of Lygon St, on the corner of Queensberry and Cardigan. Come on team!