After refreshing its colour scheme and possibly its menu relatively recently Joe’s Garage seemed determined to maintain its position as the safe generic cafe suburbans like to visit on the weekends because it looks like it belongs in the suburbs. Now I’m wondering if the unexpected arrival of Attaboy Roy nearby took some of their customers.

Whatever the reason it is suddenly closed with something apparently called Vintage Infusion soon to open in its place. The adage one is often told by one’s mother in youth springs to mind – if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything. If playing a game of word association, Vintage Infusion makes me think of alcoholic teabags. Sounds delicious…

vintage-infusion goodbye Joe's Garage, hello Vintage Infusion

goodbye Joe’s Garage, hello Vintage Infusion

7 thoughts on “goodbye Joe’s Garage, hello Vintage Infusion

  • 6 October 2016 at 10:44 am
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    No online presence, no pre-launch hype. Hmmm…

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    • 6 October 2016 at 5:56 pm
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      It does suggest a) clueless or b) tax loss vehicle to offset something else.

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  • 13 October 2016 at 4:05 pm
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    been there for quick lunch.. interior looks better than before..the bao and green curry was really really good..will go back to try their pork belly.. but couldn’t find it online to write review…hmmmmmm..

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  • 8 November 2016 at 3:04 pm
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    This place is awesome! They’re doing a grand opening in December!

    The food is really tasty, had the bao and pulled beef burger per recommendation. Was not disappointed. I will be back! Great ambience and staff, they just need more locals to pop in and try the food. This place is not all uptight like a lot of the new joints in Fitzroy. Glad I was nosey and popped in.

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    • 8 November 2016 at 4:24 pm
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      If by uptight you mean complex and sophisticated we will have to agree to disagree.

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  • 3 February 2017 at 8:01 am
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    People on Brunswick St handing out 25% discount cards for Vintage Fusion. Doesn’t bode well…

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    • 3 February 2017 at 10:05 am
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      It’s like the worst of Lygon St come to Brunswick St. Hookahs, terrible branding and handwritten signage, and a vibe of failure. They would have been better off keeping the Joe’s Garage branding.

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