$ | Yarraville | Coffee, Brunch | Sandwiches, Sweets | Outdoor Dining
50 Anderson St
Yarraville, VIC 3013
P: (03) 9687 7187
Tue to Sat 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
One of my good friends Lil is currently soaking up the sun in Port Douglas while I am sitting here in fluffy polka dot socks, four layers and a scarf. Typical Melbourne! It’s the start of November and I have the fire on, Ridonk!
I wasn’t going to stay home and be gloomy with the weather so I took my other half to Yarraville with intentions to dine at Cornershop, one of my favourite cafes in the area.
Unfortunately but not surprisingly it was absolutely packed! So we decided to take our chances with its sister cafe, Wee Jeanie…
Wee Jeanie is a cute and indeed ‘wee’ cafe next door to Yarraville station and is owned by Scotsman Iain Munro who also owns Cornershop on Ballarat Street. It sure is petite but still boasts a lot of character. It’s bright and inviting and the open kitchen makes it feel like you’re dining in the comfort of a friend’s home and not a cafe.
It gets really busy here so make sure you come early or later in the afternoon. Luckily for us we managed to squeeze ourselves into the last two seats available indoors- at the brekkie bench in the far left corner of the cafe. A little squashy but to be honest we were just happy to escape the cold and rain outside, so anywhere we could perch our bottoms would have sufficed!
Certainly not the best coffee I’ve had but it was pleasant enough and not too strong.
I was tossing up between the bircher museli and smoked salmon bagel when the bf told me he wanted the salmon. Too easy- I got muesli. If only it was always this simple!
Food came out quickly and looked deelish.
I was almost regretting not getting the salmon bagel when a pretty little piece of art was placed down in front of me- my bircher muesli. Yummo!
It was served in a glass not much bigger than my latte so my first thoughts were that I’m going to need more food! Surprisingly though it ended up being pretty filling and by the end I was comfortably full.
The flavours were perfectly balanced with the right balance of cinnamon and sugar unlike other birchers I’ve had which have been way too sweet. Definitely a winner.
What I love about places like Yarraville and Melbourne in general is the life that is generated behind closed doors. Walking around the streets it may seem a little tranquil but the moment you step into places like Wee Jeanie, it’s as though you have pressed play on your i-pod and the sound of chatter, mixed with the clinking of cutlery and the whistle of the coffee machine fills your ears like music.
Will definitely be back.
Value for Money 3.5/5