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Top cafés in Yarra Ranges

June 14th 2017

As voted by the Fletchers Yarra Ranges office

Well known for the wineries and spectacular views, Yarra Ranges attracts people from all over Victoria, whether it’s for a day trip, country getaway or a real estate move. Putting aside the views and wineries, the cafés in the suburbs surrounding the Fletchers Yarra Ranges office also hold a special place in the staff’s heart, with the friendly small-town-feel and delicious food that is sure to satisfy the fussiest of food cravings.

Fletchers Yarra Ranges director, Scott Allison explains, “Yarra Ranges has such a variety of cafés and restaurants. From fine dining at Wild Oak, to pub meals at the Pig and Whistle, Kellys, Dudleys, or Micawber Tavern, while getting breakfast and coffee at Brunch, Ranges or Mount Dandenong Deli – this area has everything you need!”

Although it’s hard to pick one, the staff at the Yarra Ranges office have each narrowed down their favourite place to eat or grab a coffee, and what they love to order when they’re there!

Ranges at Olinda (5 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda)

Pulled pork & slaw
“Ranges at Olinda has provided a high quality experience in both food and service over many, many years. They were the first to bring the inner city café to the Dandenongs!”

Glenn Gardiner, Director & Auctioneer

Brunch Café (1365 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Mount Dandenong)

Pan Breakfast
“This stunning café is within a 1920s weatherboard home, set on half an acre of gardens.”
Scott Allison, Director & Auctioneer

Earthly Pleasures (1627 Burwood Highway, Belgrave)

BLT, raspberry coconut muffins & hand crafted beers 
I love this café because of the beautiful building, grounds, ethically focused food and amazing owners and staff!
Suzie Brannelly, Senior Property Consultant & Auctioneer

Source: Earthly Pleasures’ Instagram

Blacksmith Café (1/1700 Burwood Highway, Belgrave)

Cake & coffee
“Casual and friendly café – great to meet clients or friends at!”
Karen Malerba, Senior Portfolio Manager

Café 1551 (1551 Burwood Highway, Tecoma)

“I love attending their burger night! They announce when they’re having it on their Facebook page, so keep your eyes peeled!”
Frank Kouzi, Senior Property Consultant & Auctioneer 

Salmon Patties
“Friendly staff who go out of their way to deliver great food and service.”
– Rebecca Wilson, Administrative Assistant Property Management and Sales

Source: Cafe 1551’s Instagram

Dudleys (540 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda)

BBQ chicken pizzas
“Modern and funky meets old world charm. Cozy in winter with open fireplaces, and live music on the deck throughout the summer months. Definitely the most happening café/restaurant in the area. You will always receive great service from Mary and the team!”
David Mckay, Property Consultant

Pan seared chicken breast stuffed with semi sundried tomatoes & fetta wrapped on prosciutto
“Delicious food! The chicken is my favourite, but their pizzas are also great!”
– Tara Tonkin, Sales Secretary

The Patch Store (16 The Patch Road, The Patch)

Pulled pork & coleslaw slider
“Delicious food, friendly staff and a great place to catch up with the locals. They also have an excellent range of gluten free products.”
Jenni Nash, Property Consultant

Source: The Patch Store’s Instagram

The Olinda Café (17 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda)

Olinda take away long rolls & coffee
“A cheap meal with lots of variety made to go. My favourite is the ham, brie cheese, salad and quince jam. The coffee is also great – three shots in a long takeaway mug revs one up!”
Richard Wines, Property Consultant

The General Food Store (377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald)

The Breakfast of Champignon
“Fried brioche, pan fried mushroom and spinach, porcini butter, chives, tarragon, poached eggs and Annie Baxter cheese. Their beautiful menu always complements seasonal produce, they source their ingredients from local suppliers and they use direct trade coffee. Winning!”
– Sue Colic, Office Assistant

Source: The General Food Store’s Instagram
Facebook Image Source: The General Food Store’s Instagram

Grunge Café (1696 Burwood Highway, Belgrave)

Café Latte
“This café is a popular spot to catch up with friends for a coffee, with the old style record player providing a relaxed ambience.”
– Julia Peeters, Finance Manager

The Deli Platter (1/1514 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda)

All of their sandwiches & rolls
“I love The Deli Platter’s pre-made selection because they always make them fresh, the bread is always perfect and the ingredients are always really high quality. Never a boring meal!”
– Arianna Elswyk, Administrative Assistant

Source: The Deli Platter’s Instagram

Have we missed any of your favourite cafés? Comment below so we can try them out!

Top cafés in Whitehorse

May 12th 2017

As voted by the Fletchers Blackburn office

It’s the weekend, and you find yourself stumped by your usual dilemma; where should I go for breakfast/lunch?

Blackburn Director, Ben Williams not only believes that Whitehorse is a great place to live, but also a great place to visit for a bite to eat or for a coffee stop. “The Blackburn café scene is starting to rival that of Fitzroy and Prahran!” Says Ben.

The staff at the Fletchers Blackburn office have you covered for the top places in Whitehorse to cure your Sunday morning blues. Keep reading to find out which menu items that are sure to stop the ‘hangry’ side of you in its tracks!

Aunt Billies (184 Surrey Road, Blackburn)

“If you’re a coffee lover, ask for a Magic… trust me! As a fellow coffee lover, the coffee is first class! The service is consistently good, and the team are passionate about what they do and make you feel welcome. The cafe is funky and has a great feel to it!”
Robert Sheahan, Director & Auctioneer

Smashed avo
“My weekly go-to. Packed full of flavour and not your average smashed avo!”
Jeanne Kalopita, Property Consultant

Source: Aunt Billie’s Instagram

Clover & Charlie (71A Railway Road, Blackburn)

Pork roll & coffee
“Their pork rolls are delicious – lots of pork and apple sauce! The coffee is great, too!”
Ben Williams, Director & Auctioneer

Vermicelli Bowl
“Fresh Asian flavours with a punch of chilli!”
Adrian Lieschke, Business Development Manager

“The staff are super friendly; as soon as you walk in you feel welcome! It has such a homey feel & you can tell everything is freshly made!”
– Katie Bligh, Sales Secretary

Wonton soup
“I like the café because it has a very friendly atmosphere, you always feel welcome and the food is always fresh!”
Daniel Minuzzo, Property Consultant

Pictured: Daniel Minuzzo with Clover and Charlie barista, Jack

Red Cup Cafe (1124 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill)

Mojo Rojo
“Quality ingredients and great service.”
Stefan Cook, Property Consultant

Vanilla latte
“I am so regular that the staff pretty much have my order ready before I step in the door! Starts my day just right. The staff are friendly and the service is quick.”
Kylie Morton, Personal Assistant

Mister & Miss (713 Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert)

Wagyu Beef Burger
“The food is delicious, friendly staff and a great environment.”
Tim Li, Property Consultant

Source: Mister & Miss’ Instagram

Little Woodpecker (55 Katrina Street, Blackburn North)

Calamity Jane
“Fresh and flavoursome – a good healthy lunch option.”
Paige Phillips, Portfolio Manager

Source: Little Woodpecker’s Instagram

Lily Loves George Cafe (18 Chapel Street, Blackburn)

“Best coffee in Blackburn, great atmosphere and friendly staff.”
Marcus Valmorbida, Property Consultant

Coffee, coffee, coffee!
“Great coffee and great staff! I’m always ducking off to this cafe when I want my daily coffee fix!”
David McGowan, Property Consultant

Breaky Muffin and a latte
“The best way to start the day!”
Ben Strimling, Property Consultant

Source: Lily Loves George’s Instagram
Facebook Image Source: Lily Loves George’s Instagram

Have we missed any of your favourite cafés? Comment below so we can try them out!

Top cafés in Boroondara/Stonnington: Part 2

May 8th 2017

As voted by the Fletchers Balwyn North office

You’ve heard from our head office, but what do our Balwyn North office staff have to say about the cafés in Boroondara, Stonnington and surrounds?

“Balwyn and surrounding areas are established suburbs with tree-lined streets, and are really well serviced by transport and amenities–including cafés!” Said Fletchers Balwyn North Director, Jeremy Desmier.

Keep reading to find out which cafés you must visit, and what you need to order whilst you’re there!

Caffe Romeo (319 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North)

3/4 café latte
“Best coffee in town – I buy my beans from here as well!”
Jeremy Desmier, Director & Auctioneer

Source: Caffe Romeo’s Instagram

Via Roma Caffe & Gelateria (87 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North)

Stuffed risotto peppers with salad
“Great healthy dish to keep you going through the day. Via Roma Café is only a few doors up from our office so very convenient.”
Rino Presutto, Property Consultant

“Great coffee, and George will always look after you!”
Nick Fletcher, Senior Associate & Licensed Estate Agent

The Counter (96 Auburn Road, Hawthorn)

7 hour slow braised lamb shoulder
Packed with locals relaxing and eating breakfast, and a great place to grab a takeaway coffee before work.”
Guy Coles, Senior Property Consultant

Source: The Counter’s Instagram

Ben Coffee and Kitchen (1058 Burke Road, Balwyn)

Wagyu beef burger with sea salt and rosemary fries
“Also known among my friends as “The Ben Burger”. The burger in the brioche bun is always juicy and perfectly cooked. The café has authentic chai, a vast range of coffee and a sunny little courtyard out the back – by far my most craved lunch spot in Balwyn!”
Erin Loudon, Property Consultant

Mr Hendricks (469 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn)

Prawn roll
“My favourite lunch meal is the prawn roll with celery and apple slaw on a charcoal bun. This café is great! It’s deceptively big and can fit lots of people without feeling crowded and has a delicious menu.”
Bei Cheng, Property Consultant 

Bobbi Beans (105 Bulleen Road, Balwyn North)

A Nutella doughnut & an affogato
“The coffee is of great quality and the staff offer the best service! A cosy and warm place to go on a cold day. During the warmer months I like to order Nick’s specialty – an affogato. They also have the best Nutella doughnuts in the area, and offer cakes and pastries as well!”
Rita Kara, Property Consultant

Italian doughnuts & coffee
“Their Italian doughnuts are to die for and the coffee is great! The friendly service, great atmosphere and fresh food make the cafe a definite winner.”
Helen Cameron, Personal Assistant to Jeremy Desmier

Source: Bobbi Beans’ Instagram

Aura Cafe Restaurant Bar (401/200 High Street, Templestowe Lower)

“Part of the Manningham Centre (so not far from Stonnington) and open for breakfast and lunch.  The coffees are the BEST! The staff are fantastic; they know your order and get it ready while you’re still saying hello. The food is delicious and the desserts are to die for!”
Mary Maatouk, Property Consultant

Baba Sus (15-17 Bardolph Street, Glen Iris)

Hong Kong egg waffles
“The food never disappoints here!”
Clare Tan, Personal Assistant to Nick Fletcher

Source: Baba Sus’ Instagram

Bar Sur Loup (115 Bulleen Road, Balwyn North)

French crepes
“I especially love the La Bretonne Crepe (melted butter with homemade salted caramel sauce). A touch of France in the suburbs!”
– Tanya Huppatz, Personal Assistant to Daiman Kane

“I love the crepes! La Pomme Et Noix is my favorite with apple slices and walnuts in it. I also love the chocolate waffle, the great coffee, the range of smoothies and the babychino for kids.”
Claire Xie, Property Consultant

The Faculty (302 Barkers Road, Hawthorn)

The potato rosti benedict for a weekend brunch
Light and airy, this is a great café for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Staff are very friendly and the food is delicious.”
Rose Mulcahy, Sales Secretary

Source: The Faculty’s Instagram
Facebook Image Source: The Faculty’s Instagram

Have we missed any of your favourite cafés? Comment below so we can try them out!

Top cafés in Banyule & Surrounds

May 3rd 2017

As voted by the Fletchers Banyule office

Narrowing down your preferences when searching for a home can be difficult, especially with so many great family friendly suburbs to choose from. To help you in your pursuit, we’re focusing on one crucial aspect of what makes an area a great place to live–the food!

“One of the exciting features of the Banyule district is the choice of quality cafés and eateries servicing the area. Banyule offers some of the best baristas in our opinion!” Raves Fletchers Banyule Director, Thomas Bechelli.

Need further convincing? Read below to find out exactly which cafés you need to visit when you’re in the Banyule area, and what to order whilst you’re there!

Miss Marie (45 Beetham Parade, Rosanna)

Coffee & Veggie Breakfast
“It’s always great to see Steph and the friendly team. The veggie breakfast is the best breakfast in the area.”
Greg Taylor, Director & Auctioneer

Source: Miss Marie’s Instagram

Lip Café (226 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe)

Café Latte
Great busy atmosphere and very friendly staff.”
Thomas Bechelli, Director & Auctioneer

Source: Lip Cafe’s Instagram

A Team (87 Watsonia Road, Watsonia)

Coffee & the Big Breakfast
“The big breakfast is the best quality in the area and Paul and the staff are always very helpful.”
Mark Dixon, Senior Property Consultant & Auctioneer 

Source: A Team’s Instagram

Funkie Brewster (29/31 Davies Street, Rosanna)

Crushed Avocado or Funky Fritter
“Staff are always friendly and food is always amazing with slight twists. Great for people who have dogs, want to bring kids or ride bikes as they accommodate for all!”
– Amy Backhouse, Receptionist

Source: Funkie Brewster’s Instagram

Crate Specialty Coffee (67 Haig Street, Heidelberg Heights)

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!
“Great community atmosphere and extremely hard working owners who always have a smile on their dials.”
Mark Roberts, Property Consultant

Source: Crate Specialty Coffee’s Instagram

Hunter Lane (76 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna)

Avo Addiction & Cafe Latte
“Delicious food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great coffee.”
Jaclyn Sullivan, Property Consultant

Salad or the bacon & egg in a brioche bun
All the staff always greet me with a smile and it’s a great place for kids.”
Anna Mangan, Property Consultant

Source: Hunter Lane’s Instagram
Facebook Image Source: Hunter Lane’s Instagram