Welcome. Come inside. For within these walls, good food is more than something we serve up on a plate. It’s a way of life.
To say this cafe is my favourite Cafe in Melbourne is a great understatement! Mel and the team make the Cafe feel more like a second home and foster such a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The food is genuinely amazing and you can taste the passion and creativity in every bite, though this sentiment bares some biased the steak sandwich is easily the best Melbourne and the lobster Benedict will speak for its self.
Staff at The Grain Store are friendly, it's tucked away in a quieter part of the CBD and has a nice, clean and modern decor. It also has quite a varied and interesting menu so it was hard to decide what to order.
I went with the Sweet Corn Fritters & Avocado and my friend had the Ox Cheek Benedict. I was quite surprised to only be served 1 fritter as most of the brunch places I've been to recently serve the fritters with 3 and they're more of a ball, crunchy shape compared to here. I personally thought it was a little old school and would of preferred the avocado to have been served in a more unique way as opposed to just sliced on top.
Overall, The Grain Store is a good breakfast/brunch spot and it's really nice to go somewhere without all the lines!
Excellent place for lunch. Although not having been out and about for a while I was not used to prices 15-30 for brunch per person add a coffee each. A 10 minute wait and good turnover though we weren't feeling as though we were rushed. Good variety of cafe food steak sandwich with french fries is nice, Japanese salmon pancake, Mushroom with poached eggs.