While Abbotsford is far from being a massive suburb, residents and frequent visitors would agree that its commercial offerings open plenty of opportunities for people to have fun and unwind from their daily drudgeries.
Apart from being home to artists’ studios and art workshops that inspire creativity, Abbotsford boasts stylish cafés peppered across the suburb.
These cafés are among the venues that espouse delight, allowing visitors to meet up with friends and families to enjoy hours of catching up or simply borrow rare moments to sip a good cup of coffee.
Divided into two parts, this blog features 5 of the known cafés in Abbotsford that you just need to check out when you’re in the suburb.
325 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
Admiral Cheng-Ho is owned by prolific businessman, Marwin Shaw. His vision for the café is to provide top fair-trade teas, seasonal, single estate coffee, standard hot cups, and cold brews.
Admiral Cheng-Ho also offers a variety of dishes including guilt-free, feel-good meals.
27-29 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford
Established in a flipped old motor garage, AU79 was built by Melbourne Interior Designer, Mim Design. It is furnished with stained cement floors and old tires and embellished with elements that make it appear like an indoor botanical garden.
With a name that signifies gold standard, AU79 offers a wide variety of standout Asian-influenced dishes and pastries.
Coffee Supreme Roastery and Café
28 Grosvenor Street, Abbotsford
Coffee Supreme Roastery and Café is known all over Melbourne as one of the earliest specialty roasters in the region.
The café opens its visitors to its 5 signature house blends, espresso, and filter. Also among its offerings are a selection of toasties variants including ham, cheese, and tomatoes.
Kelso’s Sandwich Shoppe
271 Johnston Street
Opened by the end of 2016, Kelso’s Sandwich Shoppe offers affordable sandwiches that include various kinds of cheese like mozzarella, cheddar, gruyere, and parmesan butter. These also come with a selection of add-ons including bacon, onions, and pickles. Apart from this, Kelso also offers beef and vegetarian burgers. The café makes use of Lievito bread for all its offerings.
Mavis the Grocer
197 Vere Street, Abbotsford
Transforming Her Majesty’s Theatre into a bar, Mavis the Grocer managed to establish a comfy and homey ambiance.
During day time, Mavis serves Seven Seeds coffee alongside several smoothies produced with healthy and hand-picked ingredients. Also on the menu are a wide variety of food offerings including sandwiches, porridges, stews, and in-house baked bread.
At night time, Mavis serves cheeses, charcuterie, and pasta paired with ale or shiraz.
These five cafés provide more than enough to get your fix of wholesome time-off when you’re out and about in Abbotsford.
In the second part of this feature, we will introduce you to six more notable and Instagrammable cafés in the suburb that will have you setting up your next vacation leave.