Little Boot Cafe


They (whoever “they” are) say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Well, here’s a new take – you shouldn’t judge a cafe by its location and appearance. I have driven past Little Boot Cafe several times and, to be blunt, didn’t even know the cafe was there. With the cafe forming part of a convenience store corner, and the walls covered in what I’d describe as street art (I don’t think I am being unfair – I don’t know how to otherwise describe it), you’d be forgiven for thinking that there are other better places for coffee.

But, having been invited to visit the Little Boot Cafe by the owner, I felt that I had better sneak in when they weren’t looking and check it all out.

And I was very pleasantly surprised.

I was offered the choice between the house blend and the single origin and chose the latter. It was really good coffee. I took the opportunity to have a bite to eat as well and whilst the food options aren’t that broad, my meal was pretty darn good as well.

To be honest, the decor, the location and the building’s exterior are not really my preferred style but this is a coffee review web site not a decorator’s guide. If you are driving past and you are looking for a nice cup of coffee, give the Little Boot Cafe a run – you won’t be disappointed.


Address: Unit 1, 67-69 Separation Street
Suburb: Geelong North 3215
Web Site:
Telephone: 0415 118 909
Open: Six days per week (closed Sunday)
Price: $4.00
Coffee Suppliers: Ducale
Headline: To be honest, a big surprise in Geelong North. Give it a try!
Coffee Rating: Four stars

Black Cup


Well, it has been a while – I have been travelling a lot recently and so, when I got back to Geelong, I just wanted somewhere that I get some great coffee with my breakfast. Being Saturday morning, I thought that I would try and avoid the CBD but being short on time, I headed towards East Geelong to see what I could find.

I know that Garden Street is somewhat of a thoroughfare but not one that I have had much call to use since arriving in town. Black Cup, unlike a number of cafes in our region is “stand alone” – it isn’t part of a larger strip shopping precinct and therefore may not score the same level of passing foot traffic as others.

What I found was a fantastic, family-friendly cafe environment with plenty of food choices to suit all times of the day. But being a coffee review site, let’s focus on that.

As you know, I don’t dish out reviews that are bigger than 4 very often, but I was left with no option. The coffee was really, really good, served in the correct cup and at the right temperature. There’s not much else to say – really, really good coffee. And the ambience was such that, if you were looking to take mum and dad out for breakfast, Black Cup would be a good choice, too.

Highly recommended


Address: 103 Garden Street
Suburb: Geelong East 3220
Web Site:
Telephone: 03 5229 1012
Open: Six days per week (closed Sunday)
Price: $4.00
Coffee Suppliers: Unknown
Headline: A great place for breakfast outside of the main CBD. Good food and really good coffee
Coffee Rating: Four and a half stars