Grunge Cafe is nestled in the charming suburb of Belgrave at the foot of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges (about a forty-five minute drive from Melbourne); where Puffing Billy’s whistle echoes through the mountains and locals birds flock and chirp amongst the rainforest. With such beautiful forests, wildlife, shopping and scenery it’s little wonder tourists flock here to enjoy some tranquil time away from the city.
Like Belgrave, Grunge’s menu offers a little something for everyone; from delicious coffee to fresh juices, freshly baked cakes and treats, sweet and savoury brunch offerings, plus heaps of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings. As you enter you are almost certainly going to be greeted by a warm smell drifting though the cafe – leading you to a selection of the day’s baked treats, from vegan brownies and cookies to cakes, yo-yos and bliss balls. Order one with a flat white and your afternoon tea is sorted!
If you’re searching for a decent brunch rather than sweet-treats, Grunge offers plenty of options – all with ‘grungy’ 90s names. Maybe you’d like the poached eggs ‘Pan-Head’ or the vegan beans, salad and avocado hummus ‘Stampede’, or perhaps the bircher muesli soaked in orange juice ‘Gridlock’ is more your style. There’s also a selection of foccacias, lasagnas, falafels and burgers on rotation in the fridge, so you are spoilt for choice.
It wouldn’t be surprising if all the fresh mountain air is inspiring a health kick, so take advantage of their fresh juice bar. Choose one of their recommended combinations, or make up your own! The carrot, celery and beetroot is not only healthy and delicious, but looks super pretty too.
With records playing in the background, odd little bits and bobs decorating the shelves and walls, super friendly staff and above all – great coffee – Grunge cafe is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat, a hot cup of coffee or fresh juice as you enjoy the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.
Grunge Cafe is open 7 days and is located at 1696 Burwood Highway, Belgrave VIC 3160
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