After a business coffee in Ascot vale, I’d planned on a Williamstown lunch.
But honestly, after our fruitful and enjoyable meeting is over, it feels like quite enough work on my day off – if you follow me.
I know there must be somewhere right nearby that will do.
A revered (by us) place we reckon is one of the very best eating houses in Melbourne is right next door to our coffee spot – but I don’t feel like anything quite so filling.
Ah, yes – Grandpa Joe, at 197 Union Road, will do just nicely.
The place is small and welcoming.
It’s done out in old wood and pale wood, with the classic old ceiling left intact.
Observing the customers and their inter-action with the staff, it’s reassuring this seems to be a favoured local hang-out.
I’m very interested to see if a place that isn’t one of the new-style places that specialises in American food, and sandwiches in particular, goes with a $15 reuben.
Pretty darn good.
It looks a little on the small size but eats big.
Purists beware – there’s rocket.
Probably too much rocket.
But the corned beef is thick–sliced, very tasty and plentiful enough.
The cheese is melted and there’s “hunter’s cabbage” aplenty.
I like it that a fine not-too-sweet pickled cucumber is skewered on the knife that skewers my sandwich.