I think it’s quite possible that by next year you’ll find that the WHOLE of Fairfield/Northcote has relocated to Aireys Inlet for summer. On Sunday we ran into 2 families at Mr T and Me, the new(ish) cafe up near the General Store. This is in addition to the 9 other families we have met, caught up with and done stuff with around the traps. Man.
Anyway Mr T and Me is a great new addition. It looks woody and beachy but fairly small and unassuming from the front. However it has a large courtyard deck and garden out the back. So I can see it will be a great small sized place in winter, and it works well in summer when Aireys is packed as well.
And the food is good. We had excellent chips with a yummy dill aioli (I am now going to make some dill aioli…). And there are options like borek and pulled pork and coleslaw rolls (which we had) and pides. And a large breakfast menu and a breakfast roll all day for those still looking for bacon and eggs after 11.30am. Which I am sure lots of people are craving on holidays.
But, truth be known, I am a simple soul, and it was the outdoor furniture that really did it for me. Recycled solid timber and timber slat tables and chairs. Pulled together with a cheery rainbow paint job. That was matching, but not too matching. Oh, and to top it off the use of old tin cans to hold cutlery on the tables. Fun.
Second hand furniture in a cafe … on the Great Ocean Road …. finally … HOORAY … now it’s just like home! No wonder everyone’s here.