Five Ft One – Geelong West

Nominated for the 2021 Golden Plate Awards

Street Address: 14 Pakington Street, Geelong West

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/fiveftone
  • Proprietor and Head Chef: Zara Ramia
  • Category: Coffee Shop / Unlicensed Cafe
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Australian
  • Vegetarian and Gluten Free available
  • Serving days and hours:
    • Mondays to Fridays: 6.30 am to 2.00 pm
    • Saturdays: 8.00 am to 1.00 pm
    • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Street Parking
  • Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard and Amex
  • $-$$
  • Covid-safe measures in operation

First Judges’ Report in 2021

This curiously named café refers to the diminutive energy-packed owner. Its a popular haven for the hungry patrons from the north end of Pakington Street in West Geelong. Its bright, fresh, well-spaced with a variety of table configurations, punctuated with cascading greenery and a gorgeous mural. Staff are cheerful, helpful and happy to suggest dishes. For brekkie, brunch or lunch the bustling crew serve a terrific range of café favourites plus off-the-wall Asian style dishes that will put a smile on your face and warmth in your belly. It was difficult to choose between a la carte and selecting from the mouth-watering range of grab ‘n go counter temptations but the Tom Yum Benedict and a deliciously creamy latte settled the dilemma. Ingredients were fresh and vibrantly presented. A pleasing variety of dishes. Staff cheerfully busy and keen to ensure everybody is happy and happy to banter. There’s a loyal customer base here, judging by the number of customers happy to linger and chat.

Special strengths in 2021

Pakington Street location. Very popular. Smart decor. Good selection of dishes including Tom Yum Benedict Asian style brekkie. Great coffee – smooth, well-extracted and full of flavour. Good take-aways. Cheerful and helpful staff. Pricing very reasonable and great value for money.

Mondays to Fridays: 6.30 am to 2.00 pm Saturdays: 8.00 am to 1.00 pm Sundays: CLOSE