Sunday, May 16, 2010
A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon The Soda Tree in Monstrose, at the base of The Dandenongs. I had a quick look around the attached collectibles store, Atomic Artefacts then vowed that I would come back another day with the kids to sample the fare.
I had a free afternoon last week, so decided to take the girls for an afternoon treat, as it was gloomy and overcast and I'd been stuck at home all day.
This great cafe is housed in a rambling old building (with dwelling attached to the back) and is filled to the brim with cool table settings, vases, lamps, Tretchikoff and various other kitsch art and what I thought was a stroke of brilliance, Little Golden Book covers housing the menu.
We chose from the cake selection and whilst I had coffee, the girls had hot chocolate with marshmallows.
The staff were all lovely and I would like to return to this place on a less than overcast day and take better photos. But for the time being, these shots will give you and idea of the fun vibe the owners have created. If you're ever in Montrose, drop in and grab yourself a bite and maybe a vintage goodie.