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The General Food Store

377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5968 3580
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We have lived in Emerald for eight years, and always have trouble getting a table as this place is well known and loved by the locals. Small is best, and by keeping a cosy, warm space with the best coffee in the Hills and a...More

Thank rogerspratley
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Truly the best bacon and poached eggs on sourdough I have ever tasted. The bacon tasted like English bacon which is near impossible to find, the eggs were cooked perfectly, the coffee was delicious! The service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend visiting and having...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I visited with my husband and small baby in a pram. The staff were very accommodating and the service was good. The coffee was delicious and the food fantastic. It is a smallish building and can be crowded but I called ahead and ensured room...More

Thank Zipspersnickety
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Very small boutique cafe which is good for breakfast , we visited for the first time , simple menu , excellent coffee and tea, pretty good service , tasty food. Took some nice cakes and sourdough bread home as well. Definitely worth the drive to...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is our favourite coffee and breakfast place, they do free trade coffee which changes weekly and their Arabesque breakfast is delicious.

Thank Prudigirl
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The General Food Store out in Emerald is one of the best hidden gems in Victoria 😍. We had the Arabesque, You're My Boy Blue and the Juan and Only. All meals were on point👌, however being somewhat of a burger specialist this burger just...More

Thank MustBeHungry
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I remember the shop as a small boy to have been a fruit and vegetable shop run by Mrs Owen, now it's been reborn into a modern funky cafe that serves delicious coffee and the best lemon curd tart I've possibly ever eaten. I'm very...More

Thank NorthSeaBrent
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Absolutely lovely cafe!! The menu is always stunning even when it changes with the season, there's always a sweet or savoury dish to satisfy even the fussiest of friends.The coffee and pastries are also wonderful if you drop by for a coffee!

Thank Brittany T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Yummy creative food, delicious cakes and breads, good quality coffee, friendly attentive staff, what more can I say. I have to resist stopping to buy something every time I drive past!

Thank Aloma C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The General Food Store is not untypical of the popular Cafes found in inner suburbs such as Fitzroy and Northcote. With a good menu and well made coffee, this cafe would compete very well in the gentrified areas of Melbourne. All the more suprising to...More

Thank Barny B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Emerald
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5968 3580
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