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The General Food Store

377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5968 3580
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
“chai” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit to The General Food Store in Emerald, delicious seasonal food, make your own menus, excellent coffee and friendly staff. Will certainly be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Officially
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Had brunch. The cafe is warm and inviting and the staff were lovely (& patient). Indoor/outdoor seating. The food was delicious and large portions. The soup was Devine! Car parking out the front and across the road. I love the local produce they use and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank luckykids5
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I stopped by this nice little place this week and what an impression it has left on me. 😍 I only had time to get a bacon and egg on the run but wow! I can’t wait til I work in the area again so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PeninsulaBrekky D
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This little cafe in emerald use the freshest ocal produce in season. This the secret to their delicious food they provide daily. I travel there as I have not found any cafe close to this hidden treasure! They serve vegan , Gf & vegetarian food...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nishirehana1702
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

My niece who is Vegan and from Brisbane looked up restaurants in Emerald and came across this little Gem. The staff worked extremely well in a very compact kitchen to produce the tasty lunch for the 6 of us. Inside tables unable to cater for...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Christine5776
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

For a start, The service is wonderful and friendly, the coffee is 5 star and the food is made with care. Great breakfasts and lunches. Highly frequented by locals and travelling visitors. Top spot to sit outside on roadside or in their rear eatery area....More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank TDS S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

An innovative menu with very good coffee and food. Clean and tidy with a touch too many flies for our liking but overall a good place for brunch. Morning/afternoon tea is not as attractive as the "treats" look a little old.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank JSee7214
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent place for breakfast, quite a small place.. inside approx 12 seater, also another 3 or 4 tables out the front which were quickly taken by people with dogs and people happy to soak up the morning sunshine. Coffee was lovely. Breakfast menu quite large,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank iwouldntlie
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Please PLEASEEEEE Bring back the pulled pork burger - so much yum !! Also recommend arabesque for breakie Coffee is great and they have an awesome brownie muffin kinda treat that is Delish !! But be aware it can get pretty busy super happy customer...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Millyzowski
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A quirky little cafe, the menu isn't huge but everything on it is amazing! I love that they use local produce that is in season, and that everything you eat is delicious! With a lot of the meals they will surprise you, their desserts are...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BethanyLouise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Emerald
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5968 3580
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