52 Wingara Avenue
East Keilor Vic 3033
When I think of the Centreway in East Keilor one thing comes to mind – JB Hi Fi. As the birthplace of JB, hoards of people used to visit the Centreway to get their music and entertainment fix. But then one day, the now large and successful retail group decided to close down their flagship store. That was a sad day for the Centreway and marked the beginning of a down turn for many businesses in the centre as the main attraction to the shopping strip was gone. I have to admit, it’s been years since I had a reason to visit which is sad given I only live 10 minutes away, however this week I found a reason and it came in the way of Little Sister Café.
Proving looks can be deceiving, from the outside the unassuming café looks like your run of the mill eatery, walk in and you’re greeted by a very different scene. The bright and modern space extends out to a good sized outdoor area that features an impressive ‘Little Sister’ themed artwork across an entire wall. The coffee machine was constantly on the go with a steady flow of people coming in for their daily caffeine fix and kitchen crew were kept on their toes thanks to their midweek lunch rush.
Their menu is built around good quality breakfast classics, it is devoid of the showmanship and theatre that we often see in cafes. In doing so they have proven that the classics done well can be just as good if not better than some of the fancier options available in the market. This was embodied in the Seattle Salad (rocket, cherry tomatoes, feta, bacon, avocado on sourdough with a pesto dressing and a poached egg) that wasn’t trying to be anything it’s not, just a great brunch dish. The mix of crispy bacon, soft feta, fresh tomato and nutty pesto was just delicious. So simple, but so good.
This is a great local spot to enjoy a meal without all of the fanfare, so make the trip to the Centreway and be part of the next chapter in its story.