With the closure of Caffettino on Gertrude St I expected a hipster makeover for its successor, but something more surprising occurred. The space was taken over and given new life in the form of Grumpy and The Dreaded One’s Little Cafe of Awesome.
It’s still an order and pay at the counter generic cafe, but the coffee is good and the food is decent. I enjoyed my corn critters when I had breakfast there recently. I thought such cafes were dying out (see the recent closure of Django Django) but they seem to have a place and a customer base, at least in the southern end of Fitzroy near the hospital precinct and its many workers.