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The General Food Store

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377 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5968 3580
07:30 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The General Food Store out in Emerald is one of the best hidden gems in Victoria 😍. We had the Arabesque, You're My Boy Blue and the Juan and Only. All meals were on point👌, however being somewhat of a burger specialist this burger just fell short for me😞, although the blue cheese was a great addition! Not bad considering... More 

Thank MustBeHungry
Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember the shop as a small boy to have been a fruit and vegetable shop run by Mrs Owen, now it's been reborn into a modern funky cafe that serves delicious coffee and the best lemon curd tart I've possibly ever eaten. I'm very fussy when it comes to my coffee and how I like it, no instruction was... More 

Thank NorthSeaBrent
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely lovely cafe!! The menu is always stunning even when it changes with the season, there's always a sweet or savoury dish to satisfy even the fussiest of friends.The coffee and pastries are also wonderful if you drop by for a coffee!

Thank Brittany T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy creative food, delicious cakes and breads, good quality coffee, friendly attentive staff, what more can I say. I have to resist stopping to buy something every time I drive past!

Thank Aloma C
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The General Food Store is not untypical of the popular Cafes found in inner suburbs such as Fitzroy and Northcote. With a good menu and well made coffee, this cafe would compete very well in the gentrified areas of Melbourne. All the more suprising to find it the quaint country town of Emerald.

Thank Barny R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food here is exceptional and they have many vegetarian options. We have been a few times now. The last time the cafe was packed full and we got a table outside. Expecting them to be so busy they woudlnt notice us straight away, we were surprised they came out within 2 minutes! Exceptional service and smiling happy staff. Definitely... More 

Thank Olivia C
Melbourne, Australia
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319 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We enjoyed Sunday brunch at The General Food Store. Arrived at about 12.45 pm and had a choice of table either inside or out back under cover. The latter is a pleasant outdoor area but I found the bench seats a little uncomfortable so we chose an indoor table. The staff were very prompt and friendly. It's only a small... More 

Thank LindsayMann
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this small cafe last week and coffee was good. Food was even better. Great little backyard which I love and rarely see in Melbourne.

1 Thank Sinh L
Emerald, Australia
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a brunch at this restaurant with some friends and found ourselves out back where it was a bit drafty until the heating kicked in. The only drawback for the venue is that it lacks space, not that it seems to bother most people who come here. You can feel like a sardine in a tin at times but the... More 

1 Thank Rooboy2014
Gembrook, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten many times at this little cafe. The coffee is great, as are the cakes. However for me the highlight are the vegetarian baguettes. They change the fillings regularly and they are always fresh and delicious. Everything is cooked and made in house in the tiny kitchen. The service from the young staff is friendly and professional and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?