‘Follow the Leader’ is a leader in Ripponlea

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The Food Dude keeps his culinary ear to the ground and rumour has it, the little stretch of shops and cafes on Glen Eira Road near the Ripponlea train Station, are worth investigation and finds……..

‘Follow the Leader’ is a leader in Ripponlea

A recent addition to this quaint little shopping & eating strip, Follow the Leader, is fast becoming a popular and vibrant meeting and chatting spot further contributing to the eating  and coffee culture developing in the area.

Dynamic, young owner Michael Dunne, who has been in the coffee and cafe industry for 15 years,  enough time to know what patrons look for these days, has baptised his first cafe with all the requirements. Very tech savy himself, he has ensured each table has access to a power point for laptops and mobiles power points,  free Wi Fi he considers essential and even printing facilities are available ! Plenty of reading material for reading glass toting mature guys like me.

Trendy but simple and comfortable inside .An outside courtyard for retreat on the few warm sunny Melbourne winter days ahead, facing North capturing all available sunlight, a feature is a hanging herb garden which the kitchen utilises.

A high level of friendly service and affordable and quality food, are his badge of honour , with easy lunch specials from as little as $5 to $10, great Coffee dispensed by competent baristas, and all fresh ingredients sourced locally as eggs, bread and those scrumptious cakes and biscuits all home made in house?

The Breakfast Menu extends from simple freshly made French Baguette with home made jams to Organic Porridge, French Toast, Corn Fritters, Sweet Potato Hash, Eggs Benedict and more, from $8 to $17 or a simple ‘Breakfast Your Way’ which for only $10 Eggs any way you want them cooked with choice Sourdough, Pumpkin & Soy Seed Rye, Baguette or English muffin.

For the budget conscious or weight watchers, Lunch is offered in a novel and extremely economical way! A choice of $5 items for the light eaters such as Dips, Chicken Pate, Carprese Salad or a Lamb Cutlet and for $10, from F.T.L. Burgers, Vietnamese Chicken Roll, F.T.L. ,Caeser Salad to Baguette of the Day. You can splash out and go for a lavish Steak Sandwich, Pasta of The day, Veal Schnitzel or Fih of the Day at $18 or $19.

Michael was inspired by his previous experience in old school cafes and tea houses , where customer  service is paramount and reasonably priced, healthy food was essential.

All in all, Follow the Leader is well worth following whenever you are hankering for an affordable but delicious bite breakfast or lunch time in the lovely, quiet Ripponlea area !

Follow the Leader                                                                                          Open for breakfast & Lunch                                                                                                                                                        65 Glen Eira rd,                                                                                                     Mon to Sun 7am to 5pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ripponlea

Tel: 03 95300415

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