Galleon Cafe is a little gem of a cafe that’s been a local's favourite for eons.

There is a laid back energy that washes over you from the moment you walk through the door. Whether it’s the mismatched decor or the friendly staff, there is a feeling that you’ve stepped into a unique place; one that has a little something rock‘n’roll about it.

Conceived in the eighties with the flair of the fifties, lino-covered tables offset colourful murals and hand painted blinds in this eclectic space. Synonymous with the St Kilda of old, time has worn the Galleon down over the years, but the result is an interior that possesses an authentic feel of yesteryear, ringing true to the phrase "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it."

There are always patrons sitting curbside on a sunny day at the Galleon, but it’s the weekends that are most busy. You might end up having sharing a table, but you’ll likely be friends with your neighbour by the end of it. The menu is diverse and includes items such as a classic burger, scrambled tofu, pancakes and hot muffins, all of which are available throughout the day.

The Galleon Cafe is an institution in St Kilda, steeped in history and helped along by consistently good coffee, homely food and warm service.

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Updated: March 13th, 2018

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