If you’re heading towards Gippsland, then Mirboo is a quaint little town along the slopes of the Strzelecki Ranges you ought to drop into. It’s known for its community focus, and there’s no greater place for community to gather than a café, which explains the ongoing success of Lamezleigh. Originally opened two years ago by 3 sisters, Lamezleigh is housed within a historic building, and extends into a charming courtyard surrounded by blossoming plant life.
A love for the VW Kombi is evident, from the moment you enter and notice the blue van parked out front, along with the numerous artefacts scattered around the venue. Searching them out was as enthralling as those double page illustrations I would spend my childhood days scanning for “Wally”. What impressed me most about Lamezleigh’s, was their steadfast commitment to a quality coffee experience. Beans are sourced from Zest, with the Blackbird blend for milk based coffee, and rotating singles for black coffee. They also offer filter coffee, and the current washed Ethiopian presented floral notes that harmonised with the backdrop of the courtyard in which I enjoyed my cup of coffee. On the food front, the menu offers all those Melbourne favourites, with the addition of much loved country style pies, quiches, pastries, and homemade cakes; showcasing local wine producers, ciders, jams, and more.
Find Lamezleigh’s at 62 Ridgeway Road. Just look for the blue kombi!