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If you find it, you've done better than most.
Abbotsford Convent/16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC, Australia
0429 146 627
Finding this cafe/bar is all part of the experience, as it located deep with the Abbotsford Convent building, down corridors, climbing stairs, dodging ghosts. The cafe itself is minimal, resembling a kitchen from the late 1940's with a bit of Italian espresso bar thrown in. The clientele mostly come from the convent itself (no not nuns), as it is now a work residence for many artists, though the farmers market run every two weeks, brings in the crowds. The menu itself is a small as the cafe, with ham and cheese sandwiches and soup being the staples, but with very good coffee thrown in. There is a mass produced domestic beer on tap, and occasionally an interesting drop that Steve found on his travels. Steve himself, a former musician and publican, is always ready for a chat.