Lunch at Port Melbourne’s Punchbowl Canteen

JANE FONDA SMOOTHIE AND TWO EX YOU JUICE. PHOTO: JANE HONE

JANE FONDA SMOOTHIE AND TWO EX YOU JUICE. PHOTO: JANE HONE

● 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

● 8534 9957

punchbowlcanteen.com.au

 

The vibe

A bright and buzzing local tuck shop for the big kids.

The decor

White bricks, light-blue powder-coated chairs plus a huge fruit-salad mural across the back wall combine to create a pastel paradise.

Lazy morning at @punchbowlcanteen in Port Melbourne with @flyingcyclist_. Mural by @beneaththesun. ☕️??

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The crowd

Instagrammers as well as workers from the surrounding industrial area.

The food

The breakfast-lunch menu has your chia pudding, porridge and burger needs sorted, plus plenty of playful options such as pumpkin doughnuts (with whipped yoghurt and freeze-dried mandarin) and Vegemite-gruyere Welsh rarebit.

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The drink 

Smoothies are made vegan with almond milk and co-yo, or go for a milkshake in flavours such as gingerbread and banana cream pie.

The verdict

The kind of canteen you dreamed about in your school days.

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