Cafes Richmond, VICDid not expect much from the cafe just outside KMart but what a lovely surprise. Courteous, efficient and friendly staff, clean cafe, cakes are simple but ok, and ice coffee was unexpectedly well done- unlike most which usually are too sweet, too milky and could not really taste the coffee. One good option in Victoria Gardens.
Bookstores Doncaster, VICA smaller Dymocks, space is not very spacious, not too comfortable especially when there are many strollers trying to get around. Be prepare to move away several times for others to get through or to browse. Collections are pretty good. There are samples of a few special edition books which are sealed in other Dymocks.
Newly opened for about 7 months, this authentic little French patisserie cafe is run by a couple who trained as pastry chefs and worked in Australia and abroad with some of the biggest names. Excellent service, friendly, delicious $8 mini baguettes (they are also sold plain big and small). Beautiful croissant, divine hot chocolate. Crepes are served after 2pm. The patisserie is almost always full and a steady stream of customers come and go, cakes and pastries quickly disappeared. They do take orders for functions and birthday cakes. The only drawback was a long wait for food. Or maybe it was just that afternoon. Will definitely be back.
The price is quite high compared to many others. Professional and detailed through the phone with sms confirmations as well as email. Called the day before the cleaning was scheduled. On the cleaning day, cleaners were about 40 mins late, no calls. 2 cleaners, finished faster than expected. Did a good move out clean. Can be paid with cash or card, but has a 8% surcharge if paying cards.