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Grigons & Orr Corner Store

Where

Corner Queensberry and Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne, 3051—View map

Contact

03 9663 5192 grannydavis@grigonsorr.com.au

Website

http://grigonsorr.com.au/

Open

Breakfast Monday to Sunday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Payment

Cash

Diet

Check with venue

Seating

Inside and outside

Kids

Welcome

Pets

Welcome

Not just a corner store

Francesca Fogarty  30 October 2009

On the day we graced Grigons & Orr with our presence, we drove up and saw people queuing outside. Not what you want to see on a Sunday morning when coffee is needed immediately and when the belly is grumbling louder than the motorcycle club driving past.  I almost said to Hamish, let's go. Go back to our local and come back another day. But I didn't and I'm still grateful for that. 

We were told there would be a wait for a table, and then a wait for food. Okay we said. We were then promptly asked if we wanted coffee and handed the menus so we would be able to order as soon as we sat down. Wonderful indeed. The wait was pleasant and well worth it. In fact, I'm glad for it. The menu was brimming with things that I felt like. How could I choose? After much soul searching and analysis of my intimate and specific needs, we settled on the crispy pan-fried tofu with spinach, mushrooms and a spice infused soy dressing and an omelette with grana padana and herbs.

Oh, and we got desert too. Ricotta pancakes with brandied blueberries, tossed almond flakes and a heart attack inducing Barbados cream. We dined. It was heaven. 

I wish that I wanted the Bircher muesli. My waistline did, but lucky for me I couldn't hear its feeble protests over my grumbling tum. The food was spot on. Subsequent journeys have seen me plough through the cous cous porridge with goji berries (I left feeling very smug and virtuous) and the open BLT. I still need to go back to try the SPAM (spiced Ham). 

I'd love to describe it all. I really would. There are so many beautiful little touches, so much love and so much fun stuff to buy. It really is a corner store. When we went to pay, we were given a one-dollar lolly bag "because we were special". I think I swooned a little. Grigons & Orr, I salute you.

Oh, and if you go, can you please get me some of the fresh Warranambool butter? I keep on forgetting.  

  


 


 

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