What a wonderful day in football history, starting off with breakfast in the western suburbs at The Cornershop in Yarraville’s cute village strip.
With thousands of fans and members that would’ve found it impossible to get a Grand Final ticket, a live site had been set up in the mall. As the atmosphere grew we walked in for a midday breakfast not long before the kitchen closed, with the staff having a chance for their own grand final celebrations. This time last year we had already finished an enjoyable breakfast and were on our way to the MCG, but it was not to be for the West Coast Eagles this year.
Despite an early close, The Cornershop is brimful. With this place recommended by more than one we knew we were in for some good food. There were several options that appealed to us, but I settled on the chilli scramble with parmesan, cavolo nero, and soft herbs; and Catherine on the cauliflower and potato hash.
Whilst Catherine’s dish was not well described (see photo), the cauliflower was absolutely delicious, with a beautiful chargrilled finish. My scrambled eggs were really flavoursome with cavolo nero really adding a distinctive flavour that worked beautifully. Toast that was actually buttered was a bonus! Unfortunately the one critique was the crispy bacon which was barely warmed.
I tried a couple long blacks and they were both consistently good without being amazing. Catherine’s strawberry and apple juice on the other hand was stunning. The great food and drinks were accompanied by excellent service, with one killer male wait-staffer doing a fantastic job.
The western suburbs are full of excellent cafe options, and now they have a premiership cup as well!