Cafe Review: Fuel Coffee and Food

Where: 2 Gore Place, Geelong
Web: http://fuelcoffeefood.com.au/
When: Monday - Friday, 7.30am-4pm
Why? This is more of a city worker's establishment than a kid's cafe. So it's really just a recommendation on where to get an amazing coffee when you're in town and on the hop.

Last time I was at a certain cafe in Westfield, I had to pay $4.80 for a small decaf latte. I know, the decaf thing is all a bit 'why bother?'...but as a reforming caffeine addict, I've decided to choose unleaded for all coffee after my first (strong) latte of the day.
I have nothing against the cafes in Westfield (and in fact, I'd like to mention one in particular, Madcap Cafe, which is not the $4.80 cafe I'm referring to. Madcap Cafe employs people with mental illness, and they do a sensational job. Very worth supporting). But back to my point. $4.80 is a lot. There's another option, located just across Moorabool St. 

Fuel Cafe is a little slice of Campos coffee-serving heaven. From the tattooed staff, grungy fit-out and bikes hanging on the wall, it's worryingly hip for G-town. It's small but always buzzing, and the staff look as though they are genuinely having a good time. The joint definitely does good coffee, but it also serves great sandwiches, tea and cakes. 

If you've got the kids, you can either find a spot at the back, sit inside at the window or (like me with a rather inconvenient double pram) just sit outside in the laneway on the milk crates. So very Melbourne right now.

Oh - and their decaf coffee is sensational! Very hard to tell the difference. And it gives you a bit more change from a fiver.

 Janet x