Eating Station!! Shout it loud because for the first time in a long time, this place hits the jackpot. Not only is the food consistently fantastic but this place ticks all the boxes. Located within the semi industrial edge of Ravenhall, this hot little café is what the locals in the west have been dying for. A place where you don’t have to compromise quality food and coffee in order to keep the kids happy. Owner Kylie has a great understanding of the area, so families are well looked after here not only in menu selection but also with a kid’s playground and high chairs.
Inside you will find subtle industrial and soft wood furnishings off set by hints of green. Large picture windows flood the space with warmth and light. If basking in the sunshine and catching some vitamin D is what you’re after, then the large outdoor seating area has you covered. A great outdoor area for mid-morning pram clubs and weekend family feasts. Sit back, enjoy the sun, food and friends. There is lots of space here for the kids to run around in and the cute little playground is sure to burn off some energy.
It’s the food here that sets Eating Station apart from the rest. A broad menu offering some deliciously naughty soul satisfying treats as well as all the healthy alternatives. The serving sizes are large so be sure to come with an empty stomach and big appetite. HLC highly recommends the Crispy Spicy Calamari which comes with the most scrumptious sweet potato crisps you ever did try. The kiddies are sure to love the caramel bananas, candied popcorn and vanilla ice cream pancakes. (Thank god for that playground to burn off some of that sugar filled energy!). A special little one’s menu is sure to keep even the fussiest of eaters happy. If great coffee and a little something on the side is what you are after, be sure to try Melbourne’s famous Butterbing cookie sandwiches. (Your taste buds will thank me but your waist may not!)
Open 7 days a week from 6am (Kitchen closes at 3pm but cakes are available till 4pm). Jump aboard the Eating Station train – you won’t be disappointed.