There is something very endearing about The Lawson Grove Shop. Located in the basement of an art deco apartment block in a quiet South Yarra cul de sac, this cafe/general store is local favourite. With its no-fuss interior, eclectic furniture and boxes full of toys at-the-ready, it is a relaxed, family-friendly spot for a lazy weekend brunch.
Coffee from the La Marzocco was a good start. Gravity’s 6 Degrees Darker blend lent itself well to our flat whites; bold and smooth, quite sweet with a chocolate finish.
The Shop’s menu showcase’s fresh, seasonal produce, with items ranging from simple favourites to some that are more adventurous. S opted for a simple breakfast of eggs, bacon and spinach on gluten free toast. Always a good sign when the basics are done well.
For Auntie, silky baba ganoush with poached eggs and crumbled fetta on crusty sourdough.
I went out on a limb and opted for the chipotle scramble; creamy scrambled eggs laced with smoky chili, served on sourdough with avocado and cheese. All agreed that this was definitely the stand-out.
Tempted by the variety of house-baked treats on display, we tried one of the berry and almond muffins; beautifully fluffy and delicious served warm.
Knowing me well, S also got me gingerbread baby
It’s lucky that I don’t live in South Yarra because it would just be too easy to end up at The Lawson Grove Shop most weekends.