A Saturday in Altona

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First stop is the sugar-hit haven of Just Sweets.

I’m here to meet new pal Kathy for coffee and talk.

She’s these days running a newish blog – check it out here – so we talk shop.

Even though her site is recipe-based, unlike Consider The Sauce, we find plenty of common ground – especially as she’s a long-time Williamstown resident and has a “real” career very much in the food industry.

With much gaffawing, giggling and eye-rolling, we move from food and restaurants on to careers, families and life in general.

On top of our coffees, Enzo provides us both with delectable choc-covered dry-frozen strawberries. Yum!

As we depart, I promise Enzo I’ll return with Bennie before Christmas for some serious sweet treat business.

Kathy and I wander around the corner to the farmer’s market at Altona Primary School on Blyth St. It’s on the third Saturday of every month.

It’s a very small affair but of high quality and nice vibes.

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It’s here we meet Bec of Bec’s Bakes.

She’s from Sunshine, is an eager baker and keen to leverage her passion into some sort of business.

It’s early days, though – this is her first ever market!

Business has been fine, she tells us, as I buy a $5 apple cake to take home.

As Kathy and I say our farewells, my mind turns to the serious matter of lunch.

So I stop at the Greek Grill on Civic Parade – I’m interested to see of this multi-facted chicken shop/burger bar/Greek restaurant hits the spot with its burgers.

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My $5.50 cheeseburger with bacon is obviously at the low-budget end of the burger spectrum but shows that good things can be done even at that sort of price.

It’s a quick meal but the tastily real meat is juicy, nicely seasoned and even green-specked with herbs, presumably parsley.

Not bad at all!

The chips are fresh, hot and plentiful but not as excellent as I have been hoping for.

One more stop before home – Altona Fresh on Second Avenue.

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 My shopping needs are minimal – some beef-and-pork snags, spuds for a salad, bananas.

But as always, it’s kick to hang out for a while in this outstanding foodie emporium, rubbing shoulders with the ticketed throng crowding around the deli counter.

So happy this place has become part of our regular routine!

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2 thoughts on “A Saturday in Altona

  1. Do you know if the honey was local?

    I seldom get to Altona and I’m just around the corner, I must remember that d
    Farmers market thank you for alerting us.

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