Sundays...... "lets go for a drive" I told my wife, and with the kids packed into the car we found ourselves at the local playground in Villawood Estate near Mount Duneed. 

The playground its massive! a draw-card on its own, with many families also enjoying the little bits of free time while the kids run around.

Conveniently located next to the park is Club Armstrong, a private gym and pool area for the locals in the estate. But at the font of the club is 9 Grams Cafe, the second edition to the hugely popular cafe in Pakington St Newtown.

We wandered in for some brunch and easily found a seat to settle in with the kids. A quick order of coffees and babycinnos, along with a couple of share dishes - being the french toast with espresso mascarpone, and buttermilk pancakes with infused banana (I think these were on the specials).

The servings were huge! and everyone enjoyed the brunch. They really take pride in their coffee also with the lattes' creamy and the espresso nice and rich.

Definitely worth a visit, and let the kids run around next door in the park.


★★★★ -  Perfect for a family brunch or lunch, with coffee.


Club Armstrong, 101 Unity Drive, Mt Duneed VIC 3216


Tristan Austin