Owner/chef Joshua Clarke has drawn upon his years of experience in the kitchen to create a casual yet sophisticated cafe that's open seven days a week from post school drop-off coffee, right through to dinner and cocktails.

Clarke and his team have created a contemporary, European-style space that maintains the integrity of the heritage-listed building. Paying homage to the cafe’s namesake, details such as a brass horn mounted to the wall, blue water glasses and a sketch of a little boy by local artist Conrad Bizjak hint at the consideration that has gone into the polished interior.

The extensive menu is best described as modern Australian food: intriguing breakfast combinations such as baked bean jaffles, cold smoked streaky bacon, smoked maple syrup and fontina, are sure to fill grumbling winter bellies. Nibbles and larger plates are on offer later in the day and into the night.

With Allpress coffee and an endless local supplier list, Lil Boy Blue keeps herding in the flock.

Updated: July 10th, 2017

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