What was once Petitou at 206 Somerville Rd is now Project 206.
The place looks a treat, the coffee is good and they have a buy-five-get-one-free loyalty card and wifi.
Food runs, at present, to breakfast regulars, such as eggs and pancakes, and light lunch fare, such as a soup special, frittata and lasagna.
The kids/toy space at the back has given way to more regular seating and a liquor licence is in the works.
Owner Natalie tells me there are plans afoot to see the abandoned servo across the road become a four-level apartment block.
Whatever our collective ambivalence about rampant apartment development, that will surely be an improvement on the current eyesore!
Project 206 is open 10am-3pm Mondays, 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays and 9am-430pm at weekends. Phone: 90044563.
Meanwhile, over in Barkly St, Magic Momo Kafe proprietor Ravi tells me his baby is still at least a week away from opening its doors for the first time.
He’s taken a realistic approach to competing with the varied Indian options in the area, so is excited about a menu that covers a number of bases.
He promises a lively cafe vibe with great coffee and a spectacular range of Indian sweeties.