Mixed Business

Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
486 Queens Parade Clifton Hill
(03) 9468 1606

This former furniture restoration shop has been re-born as a cafe. The white washed space rolls out to polished concrete floors with industrial light fittings and a huge pre-loved workbench acting as centre piece and coffee counter, complete with all the pits and scars of its past life.

But the best part about this unassuming location – at that section of Clifton Hill on Queens parade just before goes under the train tracks and turns into Westgarth – is the leafy garden with it’s burgeoning lemon tree, tiny wall tables under striped awnings and paint chipped benches sitting amongst herbs and greenery.

There’s charm everywhere you look while you sip on icey granitas or slurp thick homemade soups. From the crocheted rugs by the door, to the water jugs fulls of flowers, and old corner-store signs, owners Lauren Bieber and Tom Crowe have really nailed the 'tea and Granny's' feel – except that here Gran is serving Seven Seeds coffee.


  • outdoor area
  • notable vegetarian options