Being social in Geelong West

Lass and Lad love the idea of community, but they often find that the reality of making new friends and becoming a part of a community is some times much harder and scarier than the delightful, romantic blossom filled idea appears.

SO, it was with great thrill and excitement that we discovered the opening of the gorgeous and groovy “Geelong West Social Club” a few weeks ago (made even more exciting by it’s two minute distance from home). You’ll find Ross and Mia at 1B Yuille Street in Geelong West making excellent and delicious coffee, bagels and daily treats. There is Chai Boy Tea, Coffee Supreme and precious hand blended Modern Tea just for you to have in or take home, there’s also beautiful Jam Lady Jam available. And JUST when you think it can’t get any better, you’ll discover the sparkling water on tap, ON TAP!

I can hear your thought bubbles wondering what more coffee talk and sparkling water excitement has to do with friendship making and community bonding. Well; the thing is that this beautiful little space truly, really is a social club. It’s a friendly and welcoming space where you do feel like your making friends and where you don’t feel like the new kid on the block. You’ll bump previously made friends here,  who also loves the joyfulness and non judging of this excellent new addition to the hood and you can all sit around together and really feel welcome in the hood.

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Where’s the nearest good coffee AT?

There’s a certain hospital in Geelong that has lovely staff, excellent facilities and TERRIBLE coffee. Whilst certainly a first world problem, it’s one that sets a challenge. This challenge however (which was willingly accepted upon my return from Darwin, where the coffee is generally also terrible) has been an easily solved dilemma thanks to some skills and beans located very nearby.

‘Cartel coffee’ (shop 1,80 Little Malop Street Geelong) is a friendly, cool (but not uncomfortably chic) welcoming space where the coffee is excellent. I’m not an expert so I won’t pretend to be, but from the looks of their bean collections and selections there are plenty of serious options.

Down an alluring alleyway where ‘Leaf Tea’ lives ’10 sq M’ coffee has made a new home. With delicious ‘Born and Bread Bakehouse’ treats (delivered fresh from a basket, I was there this morning to see with my very own eyes and nearly squealed with delight, a real basket delivering real treats!) They also offer some Health Lab eats for those being sensible in between weekends or who really do sincerely love healthy living. Their Sensory Lab coffee is perfect, and whilst they only have one take away (smallish size) option, it’s easy to pop back for another.

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*disclaimer, I have used the photos from the above named coffee shops instagrams. I am always in such a frenzied rush to get my hands on my Soy Latte I forget to snap.

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