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Heading from the Grampians to Derrinallum, we HAD to stop at the Dunkeld General Store! … Why? Because we needed a good hit of coffee, and Adrian and Melissa know exactly how to make the perfect cup!

When Adrian and Melissa owned and ran Mejavo’s in Bristol Road, Torquay we’d relish sitting outside in the sun, sipping on a latte and usually eating a lamington… or a mini mud cake… or an anzac bickie. When they sold up and headed to Dunkeld, Torquay lost its best coffee joint.

It took what felt like forever for a replacement as good as Mel’s coffee to come to town. Of the many café’s that have sprung up in Torquay and along the coast, finally Sticks and Stones opened, and I was a happy camper once again. Chris on the other hand still goes to Mejavo’s, on a daily basis… I think it’s the bagettes that have him hooked!

Walking into the Dunkeld General Store at 7am, grabbing a coffee and toastie was blissful. Adrian and Mel haven’t lost their touch, and it was great to see the store bustling with locals getting their morning fix. The store is filled with local produce, I spotted a Red Hill Road, pure merino scalf in baby blue and couldn’t resist. Chris picked up a few local relish’s and jam jars to test for our café.

Knowing we’ll be back around here in a few weeks we’ll definitely be stopping in for a coffee and chin wag with Adrian and Mel.

Dunkeld General store is on facebook, give them a like here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunkeld-General-Store/632304670170255?fref=ts